Author Archives: EPPD Administration

K-9 Equipment Dedication

Last Friday, a group of community members came together to dedicate new K-9 equipment for the EPPD. The project started earlier this year when the family of the late Dr. John Wright, the EPPD’s first veterinarian, donated $15,000 to the Eden Prairie Crime Prevention Fund to be used for non-budgeted items needed for the K-9 […]

Welcome Officers Barrie and Williamson

This afternoon EPPD Chief Jim DeMann swore in the department’s two newest officers, Spencer Barrie and Scott Williamson. Both officers are quite familiar with our organization as they have served as Eden Prairie Community Service Officers since mid-2016. In addition, both officers grew up in Eden Prairie. Officer Barrie earned an associate’s degree in law […]

Noncommercial Signs: Where (not) to Put Them

Although odd-year elections tend to be quieter than those taking place in even years, there are still indications that campaigns are occurring throughout the City. School board elections, referendums and other elections tend to contribute to the increase in signage within the community. The City is often asked where noncommercial signs can be placed. Simply […]

Tip A Cop Results

The totals are in from last Saturday’s Tip-a-Cop for Special Olympics event at Red Robin restaurant in Bloomington. Officers Carter Staaf and Jason Hunt worked at the restaurant along with law enforcement officers from other agencies and Special Olympics athletes. During the seven-hour event, the officers and athletes raised $1,934 at the Bloomington location. Tip-a-Cop […]

Gift Bags from Grace

Recently a group of volunteers from Grace Church purchased and assembled 25 gift bags for the EPPD to give to victims of human trafficking in Eden Prairie. The bags include gift cards, bath and body items, gum, snacks and hand-knit hats. EPPD staff will hand them out to prostituted victims to let them know that […]