About the Police Department


For over one hundred and twenty-five years the City of Moorhead Police Department has protected the lives and property of the people of our community. Today, the Police Department continues in that proud tradition through our commitment to the concept of community policing, our ongoing use of the latest technology, and our commitment to our children and young adults.

Our Patrol and Investigations Divisions respond to the immediate needs of the citizens of Moorhead through deterrence, investigation, and apprehension, in cases of criminal conduct and threats to public safety.

Our community policing personnel work with persons and partnerships within our city to respond to, and improve, quality of life issues that impact on homes and neighborhoods.

Initiatives such as the School Resource Officers, DARE, and our Youth Services section, demonstrate our commitment to families and schools. This commitment is aimed at assuring that Moorhead is a safe, productive, and healthy community now and in the future.

By directing our efforts at the numerous areas that impact upon our residents we are committed to not just providing a safe community, but in maintaining the high quality of life people in Moorhead have come to expect.

Shannon Monroe, Chief of Police

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