How Do I?

How Do I?

Fingerprint Requests

The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department will fingerprint individuals who need it for employment, child care, child adoption, professional licensure, or other valid reasons. We utilize the state-of-the art, inkless LiveScan system.

Fees are as follows:

$10.00 per fingerprint card for anyone who lives or works in Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood, or Tonka Bay.

$20.00 per fingerprint card for those who do not live or work in one of the above listed cities.

You will need to provide current photo identification.

Payment needs to be the exact amount or if you are paying by check, please make checks payable to the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department

This service is available by appointment only. Please call the SLMPD Community Service Officer desk at 952-960-1676 to schedule.


Obtain a Gun Permit

Application forms are available at the SLMPD administrative offices, 24150 Smithtown Road in Shorewood, during regular business hours or you can complete a fillable Permit to Transfer or Acquire PDF application located at the Forms and Resources link of our website.  Once the application is completed, print it out and deliver it in person to the SLMPD administrative offices during regular business hours. Applicants must be residents of one of the four cities served by SLMPD. Positive picture identification required.


Obtain a Police Report

Requests must be made during regular business hours.

Accident Report Copies:
.25 – Per page

Report Copies – All Other Copies
.25 – Per page


Participate in a Ride-Along

Persons pursuing employment or education in law enforcement, law enforcement personnel from other agencies, and city personnel (including elected officials in the performance of their duties), can request to participate in a ride-along with an SLMPD officer. If you meet one of these requirements, call the SLMPD at 952-474-3261 during business hours and ask to speak to a supervisor to arrange a ride-along.

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