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Dial 911 for Emergencies or call (218) 847-4222 for our dispatch center. Our main office is located at 106 Holmes Street East in Detroit Lakes.

Welcome to the official website of the Detroit Lakes Police Department! Providing Professional Law Enforcement to the scenic lakes country in west central Minnesota. We are on-duty 24 hours a day on every day of the year.

To Protect.. To Defend.. To Serve

We currently have 14 full-time Police Officers to serve a modern and growing city of over 8500 people. Tourism season from May to September doubles the population with summer residents and visitors.

We are a a busy department and responded to over 12,000 calls for service in 2012.

We frequently deal with critical incidents and serious situations more common to larger cities.

When staffing, call load, and resources permit, Officers focus on pro-active patrol by detering other crimes and stopping threats to the safety of others before they occur.

Thank you for your interest in our agency.