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The SLMPD Changes The Department Uniform Patch

The SLMPD has changed the uniform patch.  Beginning tonight, officers are wearing the new department patch on their uniforms.  The new look replaces the patch we have used since the late 1990’s.


SLMPD Swears In Our Newest Two Officers!

Officer Protivinsky and Officer Finnvik were sworn in during a ceremony held at the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department on Wednesday, October 19, 2016….

Employment for Full-Time Entry Level Police Officer

 Posted: October 12, 2016
Application Deadline: November 2, 2016

The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department (SLMPD) is seeking qualified applicants with exceptional character for a police officer eligibility r…

IRS Scam

The SLMPD has taken reports from residents after someone claiming to be from the IRS has called them stating they owe the IRS money. Be advised that this is a scam. The IRS will not call you stating you owe money. …

National Night Out

It’s time for the annual National Night Out.  Hope to see many of you out in your neighborhoods tonight….

Jake O’Connors Luck o’ the Lake – 5K

The 4th Annual Jake O’Connor’s Luck o’ the Lake 5K Fun Run and NEW 1 MILE kids run will be held starting in downtown Excelsior and heading out through the streets of Greenwood, on Saturday, March 12, 2016.  The 1 m…

South Lake Crime Fund finances new AEDs

A sincere thank you to the South Lake Minnetonka Crime Prevention Fund for financing the purchase of four new automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) for the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department.  The departmen…

Blue Watch Program

Blue Watch is a new program aimed at assisting Minnesota and Wisconsin Law Enforcement officers with health and well-being.  For more information, please read the story on KSTP.  (Date Posted January 29, 2016)…

Girl Scouts Troop Earn Merit Badge

Girl Scouts from Troop 16524 earning their Investigation Merit Badge stopped by the SLMPD, Thursday (12-17-2015).  Officer Dennis Hansen (left), Officer Christina Olson (middle) and Community Service Officer Matt D…

Graduation Day for Two New SLMPD Reserve Officers

Two South Lake Minnetonka Police Department’s reserve officers Travis Nordhus and Thomas Eckhoff graduated Thursday evening from the Hennepin County Sheriff Department’s Reserve Officer Training Program.  Pictured…

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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