Police Department

The RWPD "goes pink" for Breast Cancer Awareness

Photo of a pink police badge

During the month of October, in support of our family, friends and community members that have fought or continue to fight this disease, the Red Wing Police Department/Chief Pohlman has approved officers to wear pink badges throughout the month. The badges were purchased by the officers at their own expense and 10% of the cost went toward breast cancer research.
If you would like to join us in the fight against breast cancer, you can donate here (link) or to any breast cancer organization of your choice.  

The Red Wing Police Department was established in 1887. Prior to that time, the city employed constables for law enforcement. The Police Department provides the community with traditional police services including: 

  • Crime Prevention
  • Evidence Technician
  • Investigations
  • Records
  • Patrol

The Police Department continues to employ and train a highly motivated and skilled team, preserving the highest ethical standards with an unyielding dedication to service.

Message from the Police Chief

On behalf of the men and women of the Red Wing Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website. 

Since 1865, when the first constables patrolled the streets of Red Wing, our officers and staff continue the tradition of professionalism and service to our community and citizens.  Our officers are among the best in law enforcement, highly trained and properly equipped with the latest technology, allowing us to respond to the diverse number of situations that may arise.  Whether you live in Red Wing or are just visiting, our goal is to ensure that you have a safe, enjoyable experience and partake in the quality of life that makes Red Wing such a wonderful place to live and work. 

Please feel free to contact me via email with any questions or comments you may have, and most importantly, enjoy your stay in our great City.

Roger D. Pohlman
Police Chief