Police Department

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

The Elk River Police Department is comprised of 34 sworn officers, 10 non-sworn support staff and approximately 12 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.

ERPD Warns of COVID-19 Scam

The Elk River Police Department (ERPD) was recently made aware of an email scam surrounding COVID-19 which appeared to be distributed from the City of Elk River. The scam claims to be a “secure email from Cigna” and thanks the recipient for “purchasing Coronavirus insurance through Cigna” and invites them to click a link to view their invoice. The email appears to come from the sender “Covid Ahae” using the address Abuse@ElkRiverMN.gov.

The City of Elk River has distributed NO such information, and along with ERPD encourages people to use vigilance and refrain from clicking on unknown links like this one, and many others. Email phishing scams tend to increase during certain times of year - tax season, holidays, and as this example demonstrates times of national/worldwide crisis. One tool to identify the validity of unfamiliar links, attachments, and URL’s is VirusTotal.com.

Contact Us

If you have a non-emergency question for someone at the Elk River Police Department, please email us. If you have an immediate concern, including, noise complaints, filing a police report or witnessing a crime, call 9-1-1.

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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