Police Department

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The Mission of the Elk River Police Department is to provide exceptional and ethical police service.


The Elk River Police Department is comprised of 32 sworn officers, 10 non-sworn support staff and approximately 15 volunteer Police Reserves. We are a full service Police Department providing 24-hour police service to 24,368 residents within the 44 square miles of the City of Elk River. We respond to over 25,000 calls for service annually. The police department is led by Chief of Police Ron Nierenhausen and organized into two divisions; Patrol Division and Administrative Division, each commanded by a Captain.

Requests for Police Patches

Due to expense and security concerns, we are unable to honor requests for uniform patches or other department insignia by memorabilia collectors. We will be unable to return unsolicited patches sent to us.

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