Author Archives: EPPD Administration

Fireworks Safety

If you are planning to light fireworks at a Fourth of July celebration this year, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission offers these tips: Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse Back up to a […]

Congrats to our K9 teams

Earlier this week the Region 18 United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Trials took place in Hermantown, Minnesota and the EPPD’s two K-9 teams were there. The Trials kicked off Sunday night with a public demonstration and on Monday and Tuesday teams were tested in Recall, Apprehension, Article Search, Handler Protection and Agility. Dogs that […]

Safety Camp – Day 2

A little rain and some clouds couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the Safety Camp campers and counselors at Riley Lake Park on the second day of Safety Camp! Today the kids brought their bikes and practiced bike safety while dodging puddles in the park. They also visited the Fire Department’s escape house, participated in an […]

Safety Camp, Day 1

Today 152 soon-to-be 3rd-graders and their counselors took over Riley Lake Park for this year’s annual Safety Camp. The counselors, who are members of Eden Prairie’s Police, Fire and Parks and Recreation departments, helped their campers rotate through various safety activities including bullying prevention with CLIMB Theatre, street maintenance safety, Xcel Energy power safety and […]

Share the Road

Summer is here which means more people will be walking and biking around Eden Prairie. Unfortunately, each year in Minnesota approximately 35 pedestrians and seven bicyclists are killed as a result of collisions with motor vehicles, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety which reviewed data from 2011-2015. The EPPD believes that safety on […]