Saint Paul Police Department

The Saint Paul Police Department (SPPD) is the main law enforcement agency with juristiction over the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota. The SPPD is the second largest law enforcement agency in Minnesota, after the Minneapolis Police Department. Consisting of over 600 sworn officers and 200 non-sworn officials, the SPPD is considered to be one of the most progressive large-city police departments in the nation [http://www.stpaul.gov/index.asp?NID=461] [http://www.spphs.com/] .

Command Structure

Department Awards:

The department has only issued medals / awards since 1971. The current medals are [http://www.stpaul.gov/index.asp?NID=461] :

*Medal of Valor Class A
*Medal of Merit Class B
*Officer of the Year
*Detective of the Year
*Civilian Employee of the year

Department Size [http://www.spphs.com/]

Like most major cities, the city of St. Paul saw a population decline beginning in the late 1960s. However, the police department has continued to grow [http://www.spphs.com/] . With the Republican National Convention starting in the fall, there is a push to get more officers on the street before the beginning of the festivities. The current police chief also has a hiring push underway to increase the size of the force to help continue to fight crime. [http://www.sppdfederation.com/]

External links

* [http://www.stpaul.gov/index.asp?NID=461 Saint Paul Police Department]

* [http://www.spphs.com/ Saint Paul Police Historical Society]

* [http://www.saintpaulpolicefoundation.com/ Saint Paul Police Foundation]

* [http://www.sppdfederation.com/ Saint Paul Police Federation]

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