2018 DARE Graduation
Congratulations to this years DARE Graduates! Below are some photos from the Wilshire Elementary 5th Grade Dare Graduation Pizza Party.
10th Annual SAPD COPS vs. KIDS Annual Basketball Challenge
Thank you to all those who came to this years Cops vs. Kids basketball event. Thank you to Dare 2 Be Real for helping collect 40 bags of personal care items that we can now hand out to those in need. We look forward to next year!
To proactively arrest offenders and prevent crime, while working with the community to solve problems and improve the overall quality of life for all we serve.
Exceptional law enforcement service creating a safe and secure community that is a desirable place in which to live, learn, work and play.
About Our Department
The basic objective of the St. Anthony Police Department is the maintenance of Social Order within carefully prescribed ethical and constitutional restrictions, and includes prevention of criminality, repression of crime, apprehension of offenders, recovery of property, regulation of non-criminal conduct and the performance of miscellaneous services. While each of these is important and necessary to the operation of any police agency, individual communities differ as to the importance placed on each segment of service.
Since we are a service-oriented entity, we must be aware of the social pressures existing in our particular community and modify or adapt our techniques in response to these pressures. We must constantly attune our goals to our community's concerns and seek to find/elicit those concerns. We are law enforcement oriented and must constantly strive for uniformity amongst officers, in addition to professionalism on an individual and department level.
Our Department places an added emphasis on public service, public relations, juvenile relations, and crime prevention. The emphasis must be present in all our police activities on a day to day basis, and apply equally to all citizens. We must seek to provide a personalized service to our residents in the interest of effective public and juvenile relations.
While larger communities enjoy the luxury of specialization among its officers, our department members must be proficient in all phases of police service.
We must constantly strive to accomplish our mission on an individual basis and as a team member of the department and let us do it in a manner that will bring credit to the police profession, our department, and our community.
The St. Anthony Police Department has a total of 23 sworn officers and 3 full-time civilian staff and 1 part-time data entry clerk. Additionally, the Department has 14 Reserve Officers. The Department also provides police services for the cities of Falcon Heights and Lauderdale on a contractual basis.