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 35 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 25,977 residents within the 44 square miles of the City of Elk River. We respond to over 25,500 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.

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The Elk River Police Department is asking for the public’s help to fund a deeply meaningful, life-size bronze sculpture to the entrance of ERPD. Standing more than six-feet tall, “The Protector” features a police officer holding the hand of a small child, symbolic to both law enforcement agencies, and the community members they serve in very different ways.

$50,000 is needed to fund the statue, which will depict an actual Elk River officer, meticulously customized to include unique details of ERPD’s uniform, patches, badges, equipment, belt, etc.

Learn more and make a secure donation here.

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.

Request General City Records

To request general city records, please follow this guide: City of Elk River Data Practices Policy for the Members of the Public.

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.