Investigations & Patrol

Officer Sean Young & K-9 Blitz
Officers patrol the 16 square miles of Edina, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Calls for Service


Each year we respond to approximately 48,000 calls for service. On a fully staffed 12-hour shift, one supervisor oversees six officers who are assigned to one of five zones. Officers are responsible for preventative patrol in their assigned zone, but may be dispatched to any part of the City in an emergency. There are 43 men and women in the patrol division.The traffic unit is also a part of the patrol division.

Reports


Officers take thousands of reports every year and make approximately 1,000 arrests. Most of the crime reports are for theft and other property crimes. 

Community-Oriented Policing


The Edina Police Department subscribes to the precepts of community-oriented policing. Residents are encouraged to call with any concerns or complaints. The assigned officer is responsible for working with the resident or business owner to correct the problem.

Investigations


The Investigative Division is responsible for the investigation of crimes and preparation of cases for criminal prosecution. The Division is supervised by a Lieutenant and includes two Sergeants, five Detectives, two School Resource Officers and one Detective assigned to the Southwest Hennepin Drug Task Force. 

Detectives


Edina Detectives are active in professional associations related to their areas of expertise and routinely receive advanced training in areas such as commercial and street crimes, juvenile investigations, financial crime and vulnerable adult crime. 

In a typical year, over 400 juvenile arrests will be processed through the Division, and approximately 500 cases will be investigated, including robbery, assault, child abuse, burglary, sex crimes and financial crimes. 

Notice About Police Reports


Police reports are not taken online. Criminal or suspicious activity should be called in to 911 so an officer may be dispatched to assist you and assess the situation. This site is not monitored every day.

Schedule a Police Officer


Edina police officers are available to visit your Edina group - scouts, classroom, block party, safety fair, and others - throughout the year. Topics include but aren’t limited to seat belt information, curfew, DUI, and law enforcement as a career. Please contact us at least two weeks in advance of your event or meeting. To schedule an officer visit, call the Edina Police Department at 952-826-1610.

Tour of the Police Department


If you want to schedule a tour of the Police Department, submit the Police Department Tour Request Form.

More Information


For more information about the Investigations and Patrol Divisions, contact the Edina Police Department at 952-826-1610. For more information about crime in Edina, view the Crime Report.