The Red Wing Police Department will be putting on a Citizens Academy this fall starting October 13th. The Citizen’s Academy is a community awareness program that offers residents a first hand look at the internal police, fire and emergency management and code enforcement operations. The Academy encompasses a total of 18 hours of presenations from various public safety personnel. Applications are now being taken for the 2015 Academy. For more information and an application click here.
The Police Department and Fire Department will be battling it out on Saturday, September 12th in a fun filled softball game. The event will be held at the Red Wing Athletic Field starting at noon. From noon to 1:00 pm there will be “Dunk a Chief” with Fire Chief Schneider and Police Chief Pohlman. Meet and Greet K-9’s and the mascots. There will also be face painting, emergency vehicle tours, shirt sales and much more. The softball game begins at 1:00 pm.
There will also be a raffle for two $100 cash prizes and a Chrome Book. The raffle tickets are $2 a piece or three for $5. Al… Read full article »
Join neighbors across Red Wing on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 for the Annual Night to Unite in Minnesota. Sponsored by the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association (MCPA), AAA, and local law enforcement agencies, Night to Unite celebrates and strengthens neighborhood and community partnerships.
Night to Unite is designed to:
Get to know one another in your neighborhood
Build neighborhood involvement by bringing police and communities together
Bring awareness to crime prevention and local law enforcement efforts
MCPA President Becky Boie said, “I invite neighborhoods in every city and county through… Read full article »
Officer Adam Crain of the Red Wing Police Department was named to the 2013 Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (DPS/OTS) DWI Enforcer All-Star team for his efforts to prevent alcohol-related crashes and resulting tragedies. Officer Crain arrested 34 drunk drivers in 2013.
Officer Crain, a five year veteran of the agency, was among 37 law enforcement representatives and prosecutors on the DWI Enforcer All-Star team from the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota. This is the firsttime Officer Crain has been named an All-Star.
(A complete roster of DWI Enforcer All-Star honorees is… Read full article »
The week of May 11th, 2014, has been proclaimed by Mayor Bender as National Police Week in Red Wing. In honor of National Police Week, there will be a Peace Officer Memorial Day Service held on May 15th, at 1:00 pm at the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Lobby. Guest speaker will be Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Wilhelmina Wright. After the service, refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend this service.
On April 30, 2014, at 6:30 PM, the Hope Coalition “Kid’s Count” program held a Candlelight Vigil for Child Abuse Awareness. Gage Robinson and his mother, Penny, were the guest speakers. It was quite an emotional evening, with many of the surviving children from child abuse and neglect participating in the program. The last item in the program revolved around children of abuse presenting a yellow rose to their “Safety Person”, a person they feel safe in going to for help. Gage presented his “Safety Person” rose to C… Read full article »
On May 3rd, 2014, at approximately 1:17 P.M., the Red Wing Police Department received a report, from a 10 year old male, of suspicious activity. The male juvenile stated that he saw a bright red van stop abruptly and pull into the alleyway of the 400 block of 9th Street (between 9th and 10th Street). The van stopped near the juvenile, and a slender, caucasian female exited the passenger side of the vehicle. The male juvenile ran away from the approaching female. The male juvenile described the vehicle as a larger van similar in style to a Ford Econoline van, being driven by a male, wit… Read full article »
The Red Wing Police Department will again be hosting our annual Bicycle Rodeo on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The Rodeo will be held at the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center parking lot at 430 West 6th Street in Red Wing. A bicycle safety course will be set up for the kids to ride their bicycles through and learn safety rules. Kids should bring their own bicycles. Free hot dogs and pop will be provided for all kids who participate. Many prizes and several bicycles will also be given away. The Rodeo is a fun and educational experience for the kids in the community!!
On February 3, 2014, at approximately 2:16 AM, Dispatch received a suspicious person/activity in the vicinity of the Parkway Motel, 3425 Highway 61. Upon arrival at that location, the first responding officer observed two personnel sitting in a Tan Buick Century. The occupants of the vehicle then noticed the officer on foot in the parking lot and started backing the vehicle toward the officer. The vehicle left the area on Carol Lane and was located at 319 Hillcrest Drive, stuck on a snow bank. Red Wing Police Department K-9 arrived on-scene to begin a track of the fleeing suspects.&nbs… Read full article »
Motorists and passengers are reminded to buckle up this fall as extra Click It or Ticket seatbelt patrols take to the roads statewide October 4–19. Red Wing Police Department is among nearly 400 Minnesota agencies increasing patrols to encourage motorists to buckle up.
In the last three years on Minnesota roads (2010-2012), there were 852 motorist traffic deaths, of which 361 (42 percent) were not buckled up. Of those 361 killed, 42 percent were motorists ages 16–29, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.
In Goodhue County, during 2012, we experienced 64… Read full article »