Police Department

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  1. River flooding by stairs

    Heavy rains sharply raise Cannon River level

    Recent heavy rains in the Cannon and Straight River watershed areas have made levels in the Cannon River (and other area rivers and streams) rise sharply. Read on...
  2. Eagle in cage

    Officers rescue injured bald eagle in time for 4th of July!

    Sergeant Scott Johnson and Officer Drew Wierson rescued an injured bald eagle on July 1! They braved the rain and talons to get the eagle secured so it could be transferred to the University of Minnesota Raptor Center. Read on...
  3. 2017-Night to Unite Registration Form - English

    Night to Unite 2019 - registration open

    Night to Unite will be celebrated throughout Northfield on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Read on...
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Chief's Message

On behalf of our officers and staff, I would like to welcome you to the Northfield Police Department. Our webpage is designed to provide you with information concerning our department and the many programs and services we provide to the citizens of Northfield.

The Northfield Police Department currently serves the city's approximately 20,000 residents including two respected colleges, St. Olaf and Carleton. We have 23 licensed police officers, one evidence technician, one administrative specialist, one community service officer, and two records specialists. We also have an active police reserve unit.

The members of this department strive to provide a high level of professional service in not only responding to calls for service from citizens, but also working with and reaching out to members of the community. The Northfield Police Department can be found working in the schools, sponsoring Night to Unite, staffing educational booths for community groups, providing drug education classes, ensuring the City of Northfield’s annual Defeat of Jesse James Days remains a family-friendly, nationwide attraction and much more.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact either myself or any member of our department for more information.

Thank you,

Monte Nelson
Chief of Police