Public comment requested for Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Operations

Maple Grove Police are in the process of implementing an Unmanned Aerial System Operations program that will allow the ability to utilize drones.  The community is invited to provide public comments on Maple Grove’s draft Unmanned Aerial System policy.  Comments are accepted through noon on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.  An opportunity for in-person comment is offered at the Maple Grove City Council meeting on June 20, 2022, pursuant to Minn. Stat. 626.29.

Read the Maple Grove Police Department’s draft Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) policy.

Read press release requesting public comment.

Email comments or send via U.S. Mail to:
Maple Grove Police Department
UAS Policy Comment
12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway
Maple Grove, MN  55303

Our department

The officers and non-sworn members of the Maple Grove Police Department are honored to serve their community while striving for excellence and professionalism. All aspects of their work are built on a foundation of compassion. Our informational video provides an opportunity to learn about our agency from the community and staff. I hope you will look for opportunities to become involved with our agency in an effort to keep our community safe!

Eric T. Werner
Chief of Police

A message from Chief of Police Eric Werner

In response to the in-custody death of George Floyd, Chief Eric Werner discusses the police department's commitment to improve community trust.

Read Chief Werner's message (PDF).

Key policies

The Maple Grove Police Department has implemented and continues to review policies based on the nationally recognized Lexipol model that has been adopted by police agencies across the country. Our agency's policies are in conformance with the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training and policing best practices. The community is invited to review our key department policies in an effort to increase transparency and understanding of our agency's operations. You are welcome to contact our agency for any further questions or comments.

Department growth

The Maple Grove Police Department was officially created in 1954 with the election of two constables. By 1962, the department had grown to four part-time police officers.

Today, the department consists of four divisions:Maple Grove Police Department Badge

  • Administrative support
  • Patrol
  • Professional standards
  • Services

Review the organizational chart (PDF) for details.

Helpful information

Tour the public safety facility

Tours are available and must be made by appointment. Please email the CSO coordinator to schedule a tour.

Car seat checks

Car seat inspections are available to Maple Grove residents and employees of Maple Grove businesses. Please contact Maple Grove crime prevention by email or phone at 763-494-6134 to schedule an appointment.

Peddler / solicitor applications & registrations

Annual reports

View the police department annual reports in the archive center.

Who to call

  1. Call 911!
  2. Crime Stoppers
  3. Police Department

Call 911 to:

  • File a police report
  • Report a crime
  • To speak with a police officer