Author Archives: EPPD Administration

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Safely

This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday and the EPPD will have extra officers out on the road that day, looking for drivers who have had too much green beer and decided to drive. St. Patrick’s Day can be a dangerous time due to the increased number of drunk drivers on the road. […]

Car seats for those in need

At the EPPD we know how important it is for children to be properly strapped into car seats. Child safety seats save lives and for kids who are both under 4 feet 9 inches tall and under age 8, it’s the law. But car seats can be expensive. What happens when a family can’t afford […]

Thank You Plungers!

Last Saturday 595 people, including several EPPD staff members and their families, plunged into the icy waters of Riley Lake as part of the Special Olympics Polar Plunge. The plungers solicited donations which go to Special Olympics Minnesota. More than $112,457 was raised, which brings the amount of money raised in Eden Prairie since 2011 […]

Honoring a Fallen Friend

In January 2016, EPPD Deputy Chief Greg Weber left Minnesota for Quantico, Virginia, for an intensive 10-weeks of training at the FBI National Academy (FBINA), along with 232 other law enforcement officers from around the world. On the first day he was randomly assigned a roommate, Lt. Patrick Weatherford of the Newport, Arkansas, Police Department. […]

Opioids in Eden Prairie

In the past five days, EPPD officers have responded to three opioid overdoses in Eden Prairie. All three people received naloxone, a medication administered through the nose that reverses the effects of an overdose, and all three survived. There has been one additional overdose in Eden Prairie this year, bringing the 2018 total to four. […]