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Bloomington Police Department (Bloomington, Minnesota)

"The men and women, sworn and civilian alike, of the Bloomington Police Department are dedicated, professional, caring individuals who deserve endless praise and thanks. Bloomington's future is bright because of the service they give to our community. On behalf of all our employees, I would like to welcome you to our website. I trust that you will find the information provided to be useful and informative. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions regarding our site." -- Jeff Potts, Chief of Police

Mission

The mission of the Bloomington Police Department is to provide excellence in policing by protecting, serving and partnering with our community to improve its quality of life.

Values

The Bloomington Police Department is committed to open interaction with our community. We demonstrate our commitment through:

  • Service with honor and integrity.
  • Vigorous enforcement of laws.
  • Excellence in leadership.
  • Partnerships with business, neighborhood and youth communities.
  • Collaborative approaches to problem solving.
  • Recognition of the dignity and cultural identity of each employee and citizen.

Vision

The Bloomington Police Department is committed to building upon a foundation that values its past, recognizes present challenges and prepares for a changing society. To demonstrate this commitment, we dedicate ourselves to:

  • Creating a culture that promotes, recognizes and values innovative policing strategies.
  • Becoming a learning organization receptive to change and in charge of its future.
  • Hiring the best employees and training them to the utmost standards. 
  • Always upholding our civic and constitutional responsibilities.

Roll Call webcast

In Roll Call, officers from the Bloomington Police Department discuss current crime trends in the city. Here's the episode of Roll Call most recently uploaded to YouTube. 

FAQ

We do not provide fingerprinting services to the public. Please refer to the phone book under "Security" or "Fingerprinting" for private companies that provide this service.

You can download the application from the Department of Public Safety website, fill it out and turn it into the Police Department. (You must bring ID to show that you are the applicant.) You can also fill out an application at the police department.

  • You must reside in the city of Bloomington.
  • Allow seven to 10 business days to process the application. If you are approved, the gun permit will be mailed to you. If you are not approved, the detective who processed your application will contact you to explain the reason for denial.
  • A permit to acquire is valid for one year. Each year you must come in and renew your permit if you want to purchase additional firearms. You do not need to renew your permit to continue to own current firearms.

Permits to carry a firearm are processed at the county level. If you live in Hennepin County, visit the Hennepin County Sherrif's website or call 612-348-3755.

The police department does not provide restraining orders. You must go to the Hennepin County courthouse for this. Once the restraining order has been issued, the order must be served before it is considered to be in effect. At that point, if the order is violated, the police can act upon it.

If you need an order for protection or restraining order regarding a domestic issue, you may contact Cornerstone at 952-884-0376 for further information or the Hennepin County Domestic Abuse Hotline at 612-348-5073.

Contact the following credit bureaus:

If you are a resident of Bloomington and are a victim of Identity Theft, call the non-emergency number at 952-563-4900 to have an officer dispatched to take a police report or stop into the police department to file the report. You should bring in any paperwork or evidence you have regarding the identity theft.

For further information regarding identity theft, visit the following links:

We do not accept payments for citations. You must contact the Hennepin County Division IV Courthouse at 612-543-0401. They can assist you with looking up your citation information. You have the option of paying the fine over the phone with a credit card.

The Bloomington Police Department will respond to vehicle lock-outs only if it is an emergency (if a child or animal is locked in the vehicle).

The Bloomington Police cannot write a police report on lost property, due to the fact that it is not a crime. However, we are able to provide an "incident number," which shows that you contacted us and we documented that you lost your phone. You can get this information by leaving a message on our Crime Line at 952-563-4674.

Any property turned in gets inventoried into our property and evidence room. You can call 952-563-8843 to see if we have your property. Confiscated property is also located in our property/evidence room. To retrieve your property, you must make an appointment with the property clerk before coming to the police department.

You need to contact the police department if an injury is involved or if there is public property damaged in the crash. Police do not need to be contacted for minor property damage crashes. However, if you feel that an officer's presence is desirable, please call 911 and explain the situation to the dispatcher.

It is required that you file a report with the State of Minnesota if the total damage between both vehicles exceeds $1,000, or if someone is injured. These report forms are available at any police department and from the Department of Public Safety website.

The Police Department (952-563-4900 or police@BloomingtonMN.gov) and the Public Health Division (952-563-8900 V/TTY) have staff who are trained to check car seats. If interested, contact these departments to make an appointment.

In addition, you can go to seatcheck.org for locations of certified individuals or theDepartment of Public Safety website. 

You can contact us at our non-emergency number at 952-563-4900 or you can call the Crime Line at 952-563-4674 and leave your information on the voicemail. Someone will call you back within 24 hours and take a report from you over the phone. Please note that the Crime Line should be used for NON-EMERGENCY reports. For example, damage to a mailbox, theft of bike, etc.

Note: We are unable to take hit and run, identity theft, financial transaction fraud or check forgery reports over the phone. You may come into the police department for these types of reports or call our non-emergency number to have an officer dispatched to your location.

The Bloomington Police Department uses Chief's Towing for all of its tows. Their contact information is 8610 Harriet Ave. S., Bloomington, PH: 952-888-2201.

Under 12 years of age:|
Sunday - Thursday: 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 10 p.m.

12-14 years of age:
Sunday - Thursday: 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 11 p.m.

15-17 years of age:
Sunday - Thursday: 11 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: Midnight

  • We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for those needing police assistance. Our administration hours for picking up copies of reports, gun permit applications or other administrative requests are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; we are closed on weekends and holidays.
  • Support Services: Coordinates and directs department activities.
  • Patrol Operations: Plans and manages Bloomington's emergency procedures.
  • Investigations: Services for apprehension and prosecution of criminals.
  • Patrol Operations: The uniformed, most visible division of the department.
  • Professional Standards: Trains, reviews complaints and policies, hires.

The Bloomington Police Department does not accept medicines.

Hennepin County provides six drop boxes for residents to dispose of their medicines.

We are located approximately one-quarter mile west of I-35W on W. 98th St. and Logan Avenue in Bloomington Civic Plaza. Our address is 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington MN 55431.