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Danial Jones
· November 9, 2017
Where's all the white people in ur posts? Look at the court report. U have white boys stealing atv's, guns and boats,but they never get pictures plastered all over the internet. But u have no problem ...putting up someone stealing Pampers from a store? Get real. Be fair. Cuz I know alot of white girls who steal and I'll b glad to point em out. Daughters or not. See More
Michele Petersen
· January 4, 2018
I am a former resident of this community and I thank the black and blue for doing what is not an easy job. Blessed are the peacemakers.
Casey Kiehne
· April 21, 2017
Thank you Bemidji police for being so quick to respond to a fight by the park today! We had two crying kids in the back of the truck after seeing such a horrible sight! When my hubby asked, " hope did... u get here so quick?" your response was," we're police, we're everywhere!" my son thought that was so cool and it was something Batman would say...., so thank you for being the "Batman" to our "Gotham City!" See More
Delores Sundquist
· January 29, 2017
Thank you for the recovery of our stolen Jeep this past week. Without your traffic stop, we wouldn't have known it was gone as it was sitting waiting for repairs in a neighboring county. Thank you off...icers for being out there 24/7, 365 days, nights, weekends, holidays. Retired Dispatcher/correctional officer so I know the things we all give up to do the job. Thank you. See More
Isaac Bleser
· March 7, 2018
These people are always so helpful! Thank you BPD!
Catherine Winge
· August 25, 2016
About a year ago now, a young man broke into our house while we were all asleep. Upon accidentally waking my brother, who woke my father, the Bemidji Police department was called. My father and brothe...r held the young man in place at gunpoint, but much to everyone's gratitude, the young man didn't try anything, and no one was hurt. The arrival of the officers was quick, and they handled the young man (who they seemed to be familiar with) very efficiently. Thank you so much for your quick response time, guys! The sight of your vehicles in our dangerous neighborhood is always a welcome one! Keep up the great work! See More
Kristin Bryan
· October 13, 2016
Want to say a special thank you and shout out to the officers who came by this early morning. You all were so fast getting to the house! Thank you for being kind and helpful when I was scared and worr...ied. I have such respect for what you guys do! Thank you for the fast response and making sure I was ok and my kids were ok before leaving. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! See More
Jacqueline Dotson
· August 26, 2014
One of the fine city cops, picked a broken bottle up, out of the street and tossed it into our yard, telling his two buddies we would take care of it (while looking back at our house). I was less than... 15 feet away... Our garbage can was 20 feet away. Seriously. We have kids.

After posting this on FB, I received an email addressing this concern. Later in the evening a sergeant followed up with me personally. I appreciate that. What started out as a negative experience soon turned into a positive one. Thank you.
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Jamie Morgan Smith
· October 8, 2015
I just want to thank the police officer that stopped to help me tonight! I know I had the tire changed on my own, but it's nice to have reassurance! He gave me wonderful advice and I am so grateful to... have officers like him in our community! Thank you! See More
Katie Bergquist
· July 20, 2016
I called dispatch to inform them that there were children standing on the corner of the street and in the street, screaming and throwing stuff at cars that would slow down for a bump. I, of course, ki...nd of hung around the area to see if the police actually showed up. Not even 10 minutes later the police cars showed up. It was a very quick response, thank you Bemidji police. See More
Jeanne Marie Mckenzie
· November 24, 2016
I would like too thank the police department for being able to teach me how to install my car seat properly. It honestly makes me feel better to know I was showed the right way to install a car seat. ...I'm so glad that an officer took time out of her day to show me! Thank you so much. See More
Becca Masrud Wold
· July 2, 2014
I have called a couple times with pets that I have found and they have been wonderful in picking them up, posting the pet and reuniting them with their owner. They have also responded when my alarm s...ystem at my office was set off. They were courteous, prompt and helpful. Thank you all for your service! See More
Lorraine Gail Hundley
· January 27, 2015
I Really Don't Know What To Say About Many Police Dept. But Bemidji Police Are Different Then Anywhere Else I Have Lived, there Polite, thoughtful, and i have had several times to witness any wrong But you no what? They honestly don't just beat people up here. They Don't harass you at all. They do not even come around unless there actually called. In other words there not just bored and busting people for anything they decide to make up. I have watched for police brutality and I'm telling you there just isn't any not towards people of color or whites. They're busting real criminals. Hey I am not ashamed to say ~ I love our Bemidji Police .. yeah thats right because they keep it real sorry for all of those other corrupt Police they deserve getting in trouble i mean twice as bad because just being a officer of the law gives you the responsibility to be honest and extra cautious about following law. But if your breaking the law to enforce the law your dirty get out do something else. To Many police Officers are not even fit to be a law enforcement officer when they don't possess any people skills, can't assess Mental Illness, deaf people, drug addicts, homeless, without murdering these people out right. No Warnings just shoot first ask questions later and quite frankly are notorious for lying, beatings, tasings that are brutal, choke holds, Knocking over people in Wheelchairs going out on No Knock Raids and getting the wrong house, shooting the dog, Handcuffing the babies and children of all ages, punching old woman in the face, and definitely ruining as many black men as possible. Young Kids also of all colors. Yes to sum it all up, I guess you could say i am watchful and a bit critical of The police weary to say the least I mean you easily now can die by Cop, So please let me say it again, Bemidji Police are Hands down the most Ethical , transparent, honest bunch of Po-poses i ever ran across they should get the most out-standing police Station known the most friendly and yea there when you really need them. See More
Barbara Milhem-Field
· November 5, 2017
God Bless you all for what you do! Please be safe!
Les Prince
· November 27, 2015
I been with the citizen patrol for many years.I have had met a lot of good officers in the bemidji police force.they are very professional in there duties.they are there to keep peace.but people.think... they are just riding around doing nothing. I have told people do there job and see how there jobs are. You all are hero's keep up the good work .god bless you all. See More
Michelle Jacob Bauer
· September 25, 2016
You guys do an AMAZING job! I've seen you guys working hard to make this town a safer place! You guys put your lives in danger so we can have a chance to keep ours. Keep up the good work!!! God bless!
Andrea Freye
· January 30, 2014
Officer Charboneau was extremely kind and helpful to us when our lost kitty ended up in his care. I felt like an awful pet owner but he assured me that things happen and I was grateful for his reassur...ance. The facility was clean and warm-you can tell that the law enforcement cares about the animals in the community as if they were their own pets. We are so glad to have Kitty Bubbles back home with us tonight!! Thanks again, officer Charboneau :) See More
Anton Crowley
· July 28, 2017
One of the most corrupt police forces anywhere bunch of high school rejects that have badges now �.
Linda Johnson
· July 8, 2016
The Bemidji Police Department Officers are caring, compassionate people. I have experienced their patience and understanding. When I've had to place a call or talk to an officer, I am upfront and tell... them I suffer from PTSD and they continually reassure me. I love our BPD. See More
Patricia Lewis
· November 27, 2013
Love and respect all police departments. They put there lives in
danger everyday for everyone in there communities They are also fathers mothers sons and daughter they love and have feelings like... anyone else. The also love you because they will put there lives in danger to protect you. Thank you bemidji police department and a happy thanksgiving See More
Library Park and Paul Bunyan Park got a visit from a black bear this morning. The bear was eventually removed from the city unharmed.
With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner and many people celebrating this weekend, the Bemidji Police Department wants to remind you to please be responsible. First and foremost, DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE! Second, if you are going to drink, please drink responsibly. Remember the luck of the Irish does not protect you from DWI arrests. We would like to share with you a video of an accident that occurred last year on St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Bemidji. Officer Ben Moody was conducting a traffic stop around 2:10 A.M. While he was speaking with the driver of the stopped vehicle, an intoxicated adult male driving a truck slammed into the rear of his marked patrol vehicle, pushing it into the car he had stopped. Luckily no one was injured, but as you can see on the video, it could have ended worse. The squad car was a total loss and adult male was arrested for DWI. Please call for a ride, use the taxi service, have a designated driver, or be a designated driver! We all want to make it home safe at the end of the night!
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The Bemidji Police Department would like you to meet one of our newest officers. Officer Nathaniel Larson was sworn in as a Bemidji Police Officer today at City Hall.

We would like to welcome Officer Larson to the department and community!

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The Bemidji Jaycees Home, Sport and Travel Show is coming up. Stop by our booth and see us!

We will be at this event and look forward to seeing all the tiny tots!! Come check out the squad car and chat with an officer!

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Bemidji Ave. is no longer closed from 16th street to 17th street! Northbound lanes are open.

We understand the "PIZZA message" is circulating Facebook again. Here is what Beltrami County Sheriff's Office had to say about this back in 2017.

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Text to 911 is now available in Minnesota.




We were recently asked about placing a call to 911 and asking for a pizza, and you could name specific toppings to relay information to the 911 dispatcher about what was going on. To clear the air and any misinformation that may be out there, there is no "pizza code" to provide information to 911 dispatchers.

The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office has highly trained 911 dispatchers to pick up on what may be taking place when a 911 call is received, but there is no standard when it comes to talking in code with pizza toppings. Having an assumption that asking for mushrooms means someone is drunk or that asking for onions is a sign of sexual assault can be dangerous and lead to confusion and delay in emergency response.

If you find yourself in a situation where you need to call for help, but are unable to say what is going on there are a few things that you can do to assist the dispatcher in getting you the assistance you need:

1. Dial 911 and leave the phone open. Set the phone down and describe what is going on, say names, locations and if there are cars outside ("Who's green car is that outside?")

2. Let the dispatcher ask you questions. They will ask yes or no questions so that you can provide information without tipping the other people that you are talking to 911.

3. Do not assume help is on the way. Try to make more calls, step outside or in a private room if you can. Depending on the quality of your phone service and tower capabilities, dispatchers may not know where you are.

4. Do not "Text to 911". Texting to 911 is currently not available in Minnesota.
(UPDATED: text to 911 is now available in Minnesota.)

5. Ask someone to call 911 for you. If there are other people you can talk to that might be leaving, ask them to call for help.

6. Remain calm! People do not like to hear this when they are calling 911 and screaming for help, but screaming provides little information on WHERE you are and WHAT is going on.

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Don't forget to mark your calendar for Coffee with a Cop!

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Don't be charmed this Saint Patrick's Day. Designate a sober driver!

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If you have plans this evening that include drinking, please make sure to plan for a designated driver.

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Don't rely on "luck of the Irish". Designate a sober driver!

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UPDATE: The owner has claimed these dogs.

These two buddies were found running at large in the area of 15th street and Irvine Ave. The smaller dog has a yellow collar that may be a shocking/bark collar.
If these are your dogs, please contact the police department at 218-333-9111.

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Found on Jefferson Ave on 3/16/18. If this is your dog, call the Bemidji Police Department, 218-333-9111.

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There is a new identity theft scam making the rounds that involves hackers are using phone numbers to drain bank accounts.

This male dog was located in the 1700 block of Norton Ave. If this is your dog, please call the police department at 218-333-9111.

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These little's enjoyed a tour of the police station and the patrol vehicle today.