Officer Sean Young & K-9 Blitz
Officers patrol the 16 square miles of Edina, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Calls for Service

Each year we respond to approximately 48,000 calls for service. Those calls range from suspicious noises to death investigations. The most frequent calls include alarms, medical emergencies and traffic accidents. The traffic unit is also a part of the patrol division.


On a fully staffed 12-hour shift, one supervisor oversees six officers who are assigned to one of five zones. Officers are responsible for preventative patrol in their assigned zone, but may be dispatched to any part of the City in an emergency. There are 43 men and women in the patrol division.


Officers take thousands of reports every year and make approximately 1,000 arrests. Most of the crime reports are for theft and other property crimes. Officers taking a crime report will provide the victim with an information card that includes the officer’s name, the case number and victim assistance information.

Community-Oriented Policing

The Edina Police Department subscribes to the precepts of community-oriented policing. Residents are encouraged to call with any concerns or complaints. The assigned officer is responsible for working with the resident or business owner to correct the problem.

More Information

For more information, contact Lieutenant Brian Tholen at 952-826-0442.

When to Call for Assistance

Please call whenever you need assistance - under-reporting of crime reinforces criminal activity and may reduce the ability of the police to solve other crimes.

Notice About Police Reports

Police reports are not taken online. Criminal or suspicious activity should be called in to 911 so an officer may be dispatched to assist you and assess the situation. This site is not monitored every day.

Schedule a Police Officer

Edina police officers are available to visit your Edina group - scouts, classroom, block party, safety fair, and others - throughout the year. Topics include but aren’t limited to seat belt information, curfew, DUI, and law enforcement as a career. Please contact us at least two weeks in advance of your event or meeting. To schedule an officer visit, call the Edina Police Department at 952-826-1610.

Tour of the Police Department

If you want to schedule a tour of the Police Department, submit the Police Department Tour Request Form.