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Long Prairie Police Department

 

The Long Prairie Police Department is comprised of five full-time and six part-time police officers. The department provides “around the clock” service to the community.

The Police Department is located at Long Praire City Hall, 615 Lake Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347.

The Officers of this Department are committed to providing a variety of services and programs.  We are actively involved in both Elementary and Junior High School D.A.R.E, as well as educational services from pre-school to our valued seniors.

The Long Prairie Police Department is dedicated to its partnership with the citizens of Long Prairie in keeping our community safe and a great place to live.

~Kevin Langer, Chief of Police

 

 

Police Chief:   Kevin Langer

 

Sergeant:              Duane Breiter

 

 

Patrol Officers:  

 Full Time

  • Trevor Larson
  • Ryan Hanson
  • Rodger Lowe 
  • Bryan Lashinski

Part Time

  • Dan Lueth
  • Dan Hoeschen
  • Kristy Brackett
  • Jacob Fasching

 

                                                       

Contact Information:

          Long Prairie Police Department

          615 Lake Street South

          Long Prairie, MN  56347

          Phone:  (320)732-2156        FAX:  (320)732-2847

          Email:  longprairie.pd@state.mn.us

 

Normal Office Hours:  (Monday - Friday)  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

* Effective 1-1-2018

To speak directly to the on-duty officer, dial (320)732-2156, and then push "0" when you hear the prompts.

 

Also check out other links on our Face Book page;

www.facebook.com/LongPrairiePolice

 

Be Aware of surroundings

It's warming up. People are out and enjoying the warmer weather. Long Prairie Police wants to remind everyone to be vigilant with your surroundings, house, outbuildings, and vehicles. The Long Prairie Area has had a rash of incidents of someone entering vehicles and removing items, and cash. If you see anything day or night that seems suspicious or just not right, feel free to contact the Long Prairie Police Department, 320-732-2156. If you do not reach anyone in the office and want to speak immediately with an Officer, press 2. If you think that it is an emergency call 911, and the Todd County Dispatch will send the Police.

Winter Reminder

Long Prairie Police Department reminds Residents of winter ordinances.

 

The Police Department would like to remind snowmobilers of the City Ordinances.

 

Snowmobile speed limit in the City limits is 15mph.

 

Not to drive a snowmobile in a reckless or careless manner.

 

Not to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 

Must ride single file on the roadways.

 

Must not operate a snowmobile upon any public property of the City except on designated snowmobile trails.

 

No riding on sidewalks and not to drive on any private property without the owner’s permission.

 

The Police Department wants to remind the residents when the snow season starts it is the responsibility of the home owner, renter, and owners of the property abutting any municipal or public sidewalks shall have an obligation for snow removal. The Police Department and City Hall have received some complaints and The City of Long Prairie will be enforcing this ordinance. If the owners do not comply the Long Prairie Public Works will clean the sidewalks and the expense will be charged to the owner.

 

We also want to remind motorists of the winter parking regulations within the City of Long Prairie, which start November 1st.  There is not night time parking on Central Ave, and one block south and north of Central Ave in the downtown area.  There is no night time parking on Hwy 27, Hwy 287, 8th St between Hwy 27 and Hwy 287, 6th St NE, and 2nd Ave SW.  Vehicles parked in these areas during the night time will be issued a parking citation.

 

The Police Department wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable winter season.

National Police Week

 
The Long Prairie Police Department and the Todd County Sheriff’s Department will be honoring National Police Week which is May 11th through May 17th. Law Enforcement agencies throughout the United States will also be honoring this week for... all Police Officers who were killed in the line of duty.

National Police Officer’s Memorial Day is May 15th. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day; tens of thousands of Law Enforcement Officers converge on Washington DC, to participate in a number of planned events honoring the men and women who lost their lives in service to their communities.

Sixteen years ago this week, a memorial was dedicated to honor Marshal George Williams who was the Long Prairie Village Marshall who was fatally shot in the line of duty on July 29th, 1922. Williams was shot while trying to apprehend three bank robbers that attempted to rob the First State Bank of Hewitt.

Marshal Williams is the only Law Enforcement Officer killed in the line of duty in Todd County. For more information, please stop by at the George Williams Memorial located by Riverside Drive and Highway 71, or the Todd County Historical Museum on Central Ave in Long Prairie. You can also find more information by going to www.odmp.org