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Citizens Police Academy

The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department is currently taking applications for the 2015 Citizen’s Police Academy.  The academy starts Thursday, September 10, 2015 and ends Thursday, November 12, 2015.
What is th…

Police and Fire Emergency Response Drill

The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department (SLMPD) and Excelsior Fire District (EFD) will be conducting a large scale emergency response drill at Excelsior Elementary School Saturday morning, August 15th.  The SL…

Dangers of Fireworks

A 54 year old Greenwood resident is in critical condition at the Hennepin County Medical Center following a mishap with fireworks last night.  Although they may look harmless, all fireworks have an element of risk…

Shorewood Family Thank SLMPD Officers

The Hoialmen family paid a visit to the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department and personally thanked Sergeant Ballsrud and Officer Olson who assisted in the birth of their daughter. Sergeant Ballsrud and Off…

Soliciting Problem

It is the time of year again where solicitors are out.  We have taken reports and had contact with solicitors from Gracious Hands who did not have permits.  Please ask to see the solicitor’s permit because each p…

Operation Lock and Unload

“Safe storage of firearms is not only the law in Minnesota, but it is a matter of public safety.” – Chief Bryan Litsey “

The safe storage of firearms is the responsibility of all gun owners. Not only is it…

Reserve Unit Seeking Members

Reserve officers provide support services that include such duties as riding with licensed officers on routine patrol, traffic and crowd control, crime prevention, residential and business checks, bike patrol, secur…

Are You And Your Family Prepared For an Emergency?

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging Americans to take advantage of the March 13 time change for Daylight Savings as a reminder to ensure their families are prepared for a pos…

Help Police Fight Crime!

How Do I Help?

Visit the Chaska Police Department’s web blog at http://www.cpdvideos.blogspot.com to view surveillance video images. If you recognize an individual in the photos, please comment! You can comment…

Inhalant Abuse Information for Parents

Inhalant Abuse: What You Should Know is an ADULTS-ONLY online training for parents and other caring adults developed by the New England Inhalant Abuse Prevention Coalition and the Massachusetts Northeast Regional C…


BudgetBudget Process

Follow the Budget Process

The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department (SLMPD) operates under a cooperative policing arrangement between the cities of Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay. The SLMPD is dependent on these member cities for the majority of its revenue for operating and capital expenses. The deadline for adopting an operating budget for the following year is September 1st of the current year. In order to meet this timeline, the process needs to commence well in advance so that the chief of police (administrator) along with staff can develop a budget proposal for the SLMPD governing board (Coordinating Committee) to consider and pass along to the member city councils for consideration.

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