Police Divisions


Director of Public Safety Brian Weirke
Captain Mike Monsrud
Lieutenant Steve Monsrud
Lieutenant Ryan George

Field Operations

Patrol Officers

22 uniformed patrol officers are assigned to one of six patrol teams supervised by five patrol sergeants. Officers respond to 9-1-1 calls for service, enforce traffic laws and investigate criminal activity. Neighborhood outreach in the eleven neighborhood districts is an important focus of the department and many officers are designated Neighborhood Resource Officers. In addition to their normal patrol duties, these officers work with residents to identify and resolve neighborhood concerns.

K-9 Unit

The Fridley Police K-9 unit is part of the patrol unit and consists of two uniformed patrol officers and their canine partners.  The Fridley Police Department began to utilize dogs as part of patrol unit in 2009 and assigns each canine team to opposite patrol shifts to maximize canine coverage.  Click here for more information about the K-9 Unit. 

Community Service Officers

Community Service officers enforce animal control and parking laws, provide motorist assists and perform other non-sworn duties such as maintaining the property room and assisting the forfeiture program coordinator.

Police Reserve Unit

The Police Reserve Unit is a volunteer unit made up of citizens from Fridley and surrounding areas.  A police reserve officer's primary function is to assist the sworn police officers with traffic control, scene security and prisoner transport. Click here  for more information about the Reserve Unit.

Technical Support

Criminal Investigation Unit

The Criminal Investigations Unit of the Fridley Police Department is responsible for the investigation of crimes committed within the City. The section is responsible for preparing cases to present to the prosecuting attorney's office for charging.

The Fridley Police Criminal Investigations Unit is comprised of a detective lieutenant, five detectives, two school resource officers, and one civilian police technician. The detective lieutenant is responsible for reviewing cases sent to the unit from patrol and assigning those cases to individual detectives. The detectives maintain close working relationships with other investigatory agencies on all levels of law enforcement.

The Criminal Investigations Unit's main objective is to work hand-in-hand with Patrol to identify and apprehend criminal offenders, with special emphasis on the investigation of major crimes. Through this cooperation, both units operate efficiently to apprehend offenders and resolve cases. Patrol officers' reports/investigations are coupled with those produced in the Criminal Investigations Unit and are subsequently presented to the prosecuting attorney's office for charging.

The structure of the Criminal Investigations Unit is:

1 Detective Lieutenant
3 General Detectives
1 Pawn Detective
School Resource Officers
1 Narcotics Officer (Anoka - Hennepin Drug Task Force)          

Special Projects Unit

An active Neighborhood Watch program is coordinated through the Special Projects Unit. A majority of Fridley neighborhoods are involved thanks to the efforts of hundreds of volunteer block captains.

Special Projects organizes the annual Night to Unite, Safety Camp and also works with the Fire Department performing child car seat inspections. For more information on these programs, call 763-572-3638.

Information Services Unit

Police records are processed and maintained by the Information Services Unit consisting of a Police Inspector and six full or part-time police technicians and data entry personnel. The Fridley Police Department participates in the Anoka County-wide records system, in place since December, 1999. In addition to maintaining police records, Information Services Unit handles incoming calls and walk in traffic at the police departments main lobby window, provides clerical support to the investigators, maintains the evidence and property rooms, and provides police data to the public per Minnesota Data Practices and the City of Fridley Police fee schedule. The Fridley Police office is open 7 days a week except for holidays. Click here for office hours and directions.