Chief's Desk

Chief’s Desk

Welcome to the web site for the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department.

For 40 years we have been serving the cities of Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay through a cooperative policing arrangement. This longstanding partnership provides an economical way to increase the availability and scope of police services over what each city could independently support on its own. I invite you to learn more about our organization by browsing this web site.

I have the privilege of serving as the Interim Chief of Police to help guide the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department through a time of transition.   The top two positions in the department, chief and deputy chief, will both be retired by May of 2015.  This represents almost 70 years of law enforcement experience leaving the department in a short time.  The Coordinating Committee has decided to step back and review the organizational structure, service levels and allocation of resources before starting the search for the next full time police chief.

I have 34 years of public safety experience, including 10 years as the police chief for the City of Edina.  I will use the skills developed over my career to complete an assessment of the department and the desired qualities for the next police chief.  If you would like to offer your thoughts or recommendations for the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department please contact me at 952-474-3261.


Mike Siitari
Interim Chief of Police


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