About the Edina Police Department
The Edina Police Department features a dedicated group of officers, dispatchers and support staff who consistently deliver outstanding police services and ensure a safe community.
- 56 sworn officers
- 55,000+ annual calls for police service
- 300 DWI arrests each year
- 18,000 citations issued annually
- 100 felony cases sent for prosecution annually
- 900 misdemeanor cases sent for prosecution annually
- 92 percent of Edina residents rate Edina's police services as excellent or good
The Edina Police Department seeks candidates to join our team! We have opportunities for new recruits, laterals and those considering a career change.
- How can I get fingerprinted?
Fingerprinting services are available on Wednesday evenings between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Edina Police Department by appointment only based on the next available opening only. Times cannot be selected. Services are only available to Edina residents or teachers. Bring proof of residency and/or proof of employment (for Edina Public Schools). There is a $15 fee for the first card, $5 for each additional card. All applicants must wear facial masks during the appointment and will be asked a series of screening questions prior to the fingerprinting being conducted.
For more information or to make an appointment, please visit https://www.edinamn.gov/1768/Book-An-Appointment or call 952-826-1610. Please note, fingerprinting could be delayed or cancelled without notice due to the availability of the fingerprint machine.
- Does the City have an alarm policy?
We have no permit requirements. Alarm subscribers are assessed a fee for each false alarm to which the Police Department responds. A false alarm is defined by the responding officer as one in which an alarm was activated and the cause of the activation was not criminal activity. The fee for the first false alarm is $25; the second, third and fourth alarms in the calendar year are $110 each. The fifth and subsequent alarms in a calendar year are billed at $200.
For other alarm questions, call Brittany Kramer during business hours at 952-826-0474.
- Do you allow soliciting in Edina?
The City required peddlers and solicitors carry and display a permit.
View the application and return it to the Edina Police Department, 4801 W. 50th St. Do not sign the application until you bring it into the Police Department. Make sure to have two passport-like photos, brochures/credentials, check or cash in the amount of $30 and your State-issued ID.
Once the application is reviewed and approved, you will need to pick up your badge. Permits allow soliciting in the City of Edina for 14 consecutive days. If you would like to continue for longer than 14 days, you will need to resubmit everything.
For more information, please contact the Edina Police Department’s non-emergency line at 952-826-1610.
- If I’m in a car accident, do I need to call the police?
You need to call 911 if there are any injuries or if public property is damaged in the accident. Police do not have to be called for minor property damage accidents.
- I received a citation. How do I pay it or contest it?
Payment can be made online, in mail, in person or over the phone with the Violations Bureau. If you would like to contest the citation you must also contact the Violations Bureau.
For more details about how to pay or contest a citation visit the Hennepin County Violations Bureau website.
District Court Administrator
c/o Violations Bureau
300 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0014
Phone: (612) 348-2040
- Is there a curfew for juveniles in Edina?
Yes, juveniles may not be present in any public place or business open to the public according to the following schedule:
- Teens ages 15 to 17 must be out of public areas by 11 p.m. on weeknights and by midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
- Twelve- to 14-year-olds must be out of public areas by 10 p.m. on weeknights and by 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
- Children under 12 must be out of public areas by 9 p.m. on weeknights and 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
For more information, please view City Code Chapter 22, Division 2.
- How do I get property back or contact the lost and found?
Call Police Administration at 952-826-1610 during business hours (8am-4:30pm) if you lost something in Edina. Property that is confiscated can only be claimed by contacting Property and Evidence Technician Krystal Ludgate for an appointment at 952-826-0472. Unclaimed items are regularly auctioned at Surplus Liquidation Auctions.
- How can I get a copy of a police or accident report?
You must apply in person during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays and weekends. Please bring your driver’s license or other identification as it may be required to release the report.
For copies of reports, there is no charge for the first 10 pages. After that, the charge is 25 cents per page.
For more information, please call 952-826-1610.
- I want to thank an officer or Police staff member. How do I do that?
The best way is to fill out the Edina Police Department Commendation Form.
This way we can track the compliments and ensure they are passed along to those your are commending and their supervisors. We might also use the information as the basis for an official commendation or other recognition.
You can also find the form via the shortcut EdinaMN.gov/ThankPolice.
- Can I file a complaint online against a police officer or other Edina Police Department member?
Yes. The Edina Police Department Complaint Form is for reporting allegations of misconduct by any Police Department staff member.
You can also find this form via the shortcut EdinaMN.gov/PoliceComplaint.