The Minnetonka Police Departments prioritizes outreach and engagement with Minnetonka and its residents, including new community outreach efforts, special events and an officer specifically dedicated to community engagement.
The police department offers many services to the community, including police department tours and presentations to community groups. Call 952-939-8500 to learn more.
Minnetonka’s community engagement officer serves as a liaison between the police department and the community. This officer builds relationships with residents and community groups, plans community outreach events, assists in officer training and looks for opportunities for police to engage with residents.
If you’d like an opportunity to connect with Minnetonka police, or to suggest a community engagement event or idea, contact the officer listed below.
Scott Marks, Community Engagement Officer, 952-939-8546
The following resources are available to anyone in need of assistance during crisis.
- COPE Crisis Line (Adults, 18 and older): 612-596-1223
- Child Crisis Line (Children, 17 and under): 612-345-2233
- Hennepin County Mental Health Services: 612-348-4111
- Relate Counseling Center: 952-932-7277
Visit Hennepin County's mental health emergencies website to learn how to get help, be prepared, make a safer home, evaluate the situation and more.
Contact the Minnetonka Police Department at 952-939-8500 for questions or more information.
Minnetonka Night to Unite is an evening for neighbors to gather, get to know one another and promote community safety. This annual event is held the first Tuesday in August.
The Minnetonka Police Academy is a unique opportunity to get an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at police department operations.
The academy is an eight-week course, offered free to Minnetonka residents every 18 months.
The Minnetonka Police Department offers a free service to check the exterior of your home while you’re away as time and availability permits. We do not assume any liability for your residence or property.
To request a vacation house check, complete the online Vacation Check Form. Call 952-939-8500 with questions.
In addition, we recommend following these steps to ensure your home’s safety while you’re away.
- Inform your neighbors that you will be away and ask them to call 911 to report any suspicious behavior.
- Ask someone you trust to watch your home and make it appear “lived in.” Tasks could include collecting mail regularly, vary your home’s lighting, open and close curtains, water plants, mow the lawn or shovel snow.
- If you will be gone for more than a month, contact public works at 952-988-8400 to find out if your water should be shut off.
There are a number of opportunities to volunteer with the Minnetonka Police Department. Learn more about the following volunteer roles and opportunities.