Row: Lakes Area Police Department, Front Row: Police Commission
2004 marked a new era in law enforcement for the cities of Lindstrom and
Chisago City as both cities Police Departments merged to become one
department called the Lakes Area Police Department. The Lakes Area Police Department will be
managed by a Police Commission
that members include the mayors from each community, one council member
from each community and the city administrators from each community.
The Lakes Area Police Department provides
policing services for the cities of Lindstrom and Chisago City, which is
located in East Central Minnesota along US Trunk Highway 8 in Chisago
County. This is a growing community with a current population of
approximately 6000 people.
primary mission of the Lakes Area Police Department is to work together
with the community so that we can maintain the peace, provide safety and
security for our citizens, reduce the fear of crime and solve problems.
successful in our mission requires the commitment of the Administration,
every employee of this Department and the citizens we serve, all working
together to maintain the Lakes Area Police Department as a trusted source
To Accomplish this mission, the following
values must be the basis of all of our actions:
for human life above all else.
for fundamental rights guaranteed to all persons by the United States
service and protection for all, delivered in a fair and impartial
for the diversity among individuals of our community and with in our department.
honest, open communication with all citizens, department elements and
among members to achieve team effectiveness.
to personal and professional growth.
through initiative, creativity, and openness to new ideas.
The Lakes Area Police Department is a
full-time department with an authorized strength of 13 full-time sworn
Officers and 1 part-time Officer. The department operates 7 days a
week, 24 hours a day. Services provided by the department include
criminal code enforcement, emergency medical response, animal control,
tactical response and community outreach programs.
Department is currently located in the former Lindstrom Police Department
Facility with an Office being maintained in Chisago City.