Chief's Welcome

Welcome to the Brainerd Police Department website.

The Brainerd Police Department has been providing proud service to our city since 1873. From foot and horse patrol in those early years to modern computer-equipped squad cars, protecting and serving has always been our central mission. Today our staff consists of 27 sworn officers, 6 full-time support staff, and 3 part-time service staff. We consider it a privilege to serve the residents and visitors of our fine city.

Brainerd is urban in nature, but is surrounded by the beautiful lakes, woods, and farmland of Crow Wing County. With a heavy seasonal influx of tourism and traffic, our officers and staff can be described in a word - busy! Traffic safety is a natural priority for our 13,000 residents, and even more so for the many visitors to the Brainerd Lakes Area. Our partnership with 11 other law enforcement agencies in drunk driving enforcement and other traffic safety projects demonstrate the collaborative nature of public safety in our region.

We also take great pride in partnering with the Brainerd Fire Department, North Ambulance, and Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office to bring you a team approach to public safety. Internally, successful programs like Drug Unit, Tactical Team, and Crime Prevention all work together to make Brainerd a safe city to live, work, and visit.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns, or to report a crime or other incident. We consider it a privilege to be able to serve you.