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The EPPD & STRIVE

This morning students from Eden Prairie High School’s STRIVE program visited the Police Department and other city departments to learn more about careers in local government. STRIVE is a Rotary-sponsored mentoring program for high potential students who face obstacles with college and career planning. There are 40 students in the program in 11th and 12th […]

Mail Theft on the Prairie

The EPPD has received a number of mail theft reports in the past couple of months that in some cases have led to financial fraud. In one case, a new credit card had been mailed to a home, stolen from a mailbox, then activated and used. In other cases, homeowners had placed bills with checks […]

Congratulations Officer Streiff!

This morning Officer Chad Streiff received a Top Enforcer Award from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) at its Statewide Recognition Award Ceremony. Officer Streiff received the award for the high number of DWI arrests, 76 people, he made in 2016. In total, 255 people were arrested in Eden Prairie for DWI in 2016. Although DWI […]

Celebrating a Friend to EPPD K-9s

A veterinarian who was instrumental in starting the Eden Prairie Police Department K-9 program passed away last fall, and today, members of his family generously donated part of his estate to continuing the work of the EPPD K-9 Unit. Dr. John Wright opened the Wright Animal Hospital in Eden Prairie in 1954. While he initially […]

Thank You Dispatchers!

Every day our Eden Prairie dispatchers serve as the first point of contact for people who need emergency services. They counsel frantic callers, coordinate resources to large incident scenes and provide immediate and comprehensive information to officers in the field. Their ability to multitask, effectively communicate and remain calm, sometimes under extreme pressure, is imperative to […]