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Posted on: July 19, 2018

2018 Citizens Academy Registration Now Open

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Attention Blaine residents and those who work in Blaine. If you are interested in learning more about safety services, registration for the 2018 Blaine Citizens Academy is now open!

The eight-week course, hosted by the City of Blaine Safety Services Divisi...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

It's Time for the Night to Unite Pet Photo Contest

Night to Unite Pet Photo Contest

Stop by the Blaine Police Department to pick up your bandana.

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Summer Fire Safety Grilling Tips

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Although we have had plenty of warm days to pull out the grill already, now is a good time to make sure it is ready for the days ahead.

Here are some important safety tips to remember when using the grill:

  • Only use a grill outside and be sure it’s...
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Posted on: July 11, 2018

In Memory of Officer Steve Nanney

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On June 15, the Blaine Community lost two of its finest members. Officer Steve Nanney and his wife Susie were killed in an off-duty motorcycle crash with another vehicle. OfficerNanney had been a dedicated servant to our Community for over ten years. Many...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

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Posted on: June 16, 2018

Remembering Officer Steve Nanney

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It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of one of our finest.Last night, Officer Steve Nanney and his wife Susie were killed in an off duty motorcycle crash with another vehicle. Officer Nanney was a dedicated servant to our Community for ov...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

TEXT-TO-911 ... Call if you can, text if you can't.

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Those with mobile phones and texting capability can now text to 911 if needed. Texting to 911 has its limitations and should only be used in situations where a voice call is dangerous or impractical. Some limitations have to do with determining the phone ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

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Posted on: June 7, 2018

Tips for enjoying a crime-free summer!

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Summer means a break from school and a chance to take a vacation - unfortunately, summer also provides opportunities for criminal activity in your neighborhoods. You can decrease the chance of becoming a victim this summer by following these tips:

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Can YOU SEE your house numbers on your mailbox and/or house?

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When you have lived at the same address for a number of years, you rarely pay any attention to your house numbers (address).For Police Officers, EMS, and Fire that may be responding to your house in the event of an emergency, your house numbers are what t...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Crime Prevention Weekly Update - 2018-05-09

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

SBM Management Staff to Run the Anoka County Fire Academy

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Spring Lake Park, Blaine, Mounds View Fire Department (SBM) Chief Charlie Smith has been named the Director of the Anoka County Fire Academy. As Director, Chief Smith oversees the operation and administration of the academy.

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Seniors Come Together for Safety

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Blaine Police Department News

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Blaine K9s had a very busy 2017! The K9 unit consists of Officer Mark Allen and K9 Remy and Officer Reggy Larson and K9 Rex. Check out their impressive stats:

  • 217 deployments
  • 36 arrests
  • 16 school sniffs
  • 15 demonstrations
  • 47% find rate on tracks (U.S. average i...
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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Police Concerned for Pedestrian Safety

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Mark Your Calendars: Night to Unite is Tuesday August 7

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Enjoy a summer evening with neighbors to celebrate our community on Tuesday, August 7, for the annual Night to Unite celebration.

Night to Unite is the best Tuesday of the year, with the police and fire departments out in full force visiting block parties ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

What We Can and Cannot See on Nextdoor

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We wanted to take a minute to remind you that as a public agency, we can see your replies to our posts, as well as private messages that you send to us. We cannot see conversations you and your neighbors are having on your Nextdoor sites.  

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

K9 Teams Compete in USPCA Narcotics Trial

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Our 2 police K9 Teams (L to R Officer Larson and Rex, Officer Allen and Remy) recently competed in the Region 12 USPCA Narcotics Trial.They took 3rd place as a department team and Officer Allen and Remy won 3rd place out of 106 dogs for room search.

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Posted on: April 14, 2018

BlainePD Explorer Post

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Did you know that Blaine PD has an incredible Explorer Post?Explorers are youth ages 14-20 years old who are interested in learning about law enforcement. Explorers participate in weekly trainings in September through April, in which they respond to mock ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Crime Prevention Weekly Update - 2018-04-12

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

Meet Officer Greg Rowe

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Meet Officer Greg Rowe! Officer Rowe has been a police officer for the City of Blaine for over 14 years. Prior to his law enforcement career he served in the Army and National Guard as a tank crewman.

Officer Rowe was instrumental in starting the first Pol...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms

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Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Spring Crime Prevention Tips

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As temperatures increase over the next several weeks, the Blaine Police Department would like to remind you to take the following precautions as you enjoy the spring season:

  • Always keep your home's doors and windows locked when you go to bed or leave your ...
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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Dairy Queen is the Winner

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The Blaine Police Department asked area businesses to help us promote safe driving behavior through creative public safety messaging. Our first sign contest encouraged arranging a sober ride home for St. Patrick's Day. 

Top entries were posted on ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Crime Prevention Weekly Update - 2018-03-09

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

SCAM ALERT: IRS Phone Calls

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The Blaine Police Department has taken several calls reporting an IRS scam where the caller from the 415 area code will leave a voicemail requesting a call back.

PLEASE REMEMBER: The IRS will NEVER contact you by phone attempting to collect owed taxes or m...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Blaine Police Officer Makes Sure Vulnerable Adults are Safe

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

The Tail of the Possum

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Rookie CSO Jennah Justen helped save this possum! Jennah and fellow CSO Sam Klimisch responded to the 200 block of 92nd Ave on report of a possum trapped between two fence posts. When the ladies arrived they found that the little guy couldn't breathe or m...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Meet Our Maintenance/Custodial Staff

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These are the guys you will see outside shoveling our sidewalks at 7:00 am before City Hall staff arrive for work. These are the guys that do an amazing job maintaining the grounds around the city hall. These are the guys who can tackle just about any pro...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Blaine Police Department Announces a Traffic Safety Message Contest

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The Blaine Police Department (BlainePD) is looking for local businesses willing to partner with us to promote safe driving behavior through creative public safety messaging over the next year.

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

State Patrol Recognizes Heroic Act by Officer Barry Koch

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Officer Barry Koch received the Lifesaving Award from the Minnesota State Patrol at their annual awards ceremony in February. He and State Trooper Alex Arnsdorf saved an individual from jumping off Airport Road over Highway 10. Trooper Arnsdorf was able t...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

More Officers, More Arrests at Northtown Mall

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An increased Blaine police presence at Northtown Mall and a tougher stance on shoplifting in the last year-and-a-half have resulted in more arrests.

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Learn More About Blaine Safety Services

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Have you ever wanted to learn more about your local police department, fire department or City community standards division? Drive a fire truck or police car? Extinguish a live fire? Play the role of an officer on a traffic stop? 

If this sounds l...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Bring Your Unwanted or Unused Prescription Drugs to the Blaine Police Department

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The Blaine Police Department is partnering with the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office to provide a prescription drug drop-off location in the lobby of the Blaine Police Department. The goal of the program is to provide a convenient drop-off location to dispos...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Don't Give to a Charity Impostor

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

Meet New Blaine Police Chief, Brian Podany

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

This Thanksgiving Weekend: Buckle Up Every Trip, Every Time

Buckle Up Every Trip. Every Time.

As millions of travelers flood the roads this Thanksgiving, the City of Blaine would like to share an important lifesaving reminder: Buckle Up–Every Trip. Every Time.

During the 2015 Thanksgiving weekend, 301 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes nat...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Trick or Treat with BlainePD

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On October 28, the Blaine Police Department provided security for Halloween trick or treating at the Village of Blaine. The event was put on by OnCue Events, LLC.

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Blaine Hires New Police Chief

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

News Release - Brian Podany Appointed Blaine Safety Services Manager/Police Chief

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The City of Blaine has hired Brian Podany as the new Safety Services Manager/Police Chief.

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Community Meets Blaine Police Chief Finalists

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

Police Chief Candidates Meet and Greet

Police Chief Finalists

As a part of the Police Chief selection process, the finalists participated in introductory meetings with the City Council, Police and City staff, and the public. The finalists are:

  • Mark Bruley, City of Brooklyn Park Deputy Chief of Police
  • Brian Podany, Ano...
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Posted on: October 16, 2017

National Teen Driver Safety Week

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National Teen Driver Safety Week

October 15-21, 2017

This week and every week, parents should have conversations with their teens about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel of a passenger car, truck, or SUV. These rules addr...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

#BlainePD is Requesting Your Assistance

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We have seen an increase in the number of unlocked vehicles entered within the Deacons Walk and Club West neighborhoods.  The incidents are typically occurring between 11:00 pm and 2:00 am.  We would like to remind you to lock your car d...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

Slow Down for School Speed Zones

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During the school year drivers need to pay extra attention when driving near a school. Because if you don't the Blaine Police Department will give you an expensive reminder.

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

USPS Offers Informed Delivery

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Digitally preview your mail and manage your packages scheduled to arrive soon!

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

21st Annual Blaine Safety Camp a Success

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Another collection of Blaine soon-to-be fourth graders now possess the knowledge and tools to live safe, healthy lives after the 21st Annual Blaine Safety Camp.

On July 11 and 12, 150 local children gathered at SBM Fire Station 3 for the comprehensive educ...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Blaine Traffic Enforcement, Tickets Increase

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Wise Giving in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

How You Can Help Victims of Harvey

Hurricane Harvey

  • American Red Cross - Make a donation.
  • Salvation Army - The Salvation Army is accepting financial donations online or donors can call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769). Also six local stations of CBS Radio DFW will hold a fund drive Monday to benefit the Salvation ...
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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Top Tips for School Bus Safety

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Walk with your kids to the bus stop and wait with them until it arrives.

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

Talk to Your Child About School Bus Safety

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The school bus is the safest vehicle on the road.

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

City of Blaine Recognizes Police Chief Chris Olson for 27 Years of Dedicated Public Service

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On June 15, the Mayor and City Council recognized Safety Services Manager and Police Chief, Chris Olson, for his 27 years of dedicated service with the following proclamation:

WHEREAS, the City of Blaine is the largest City in Anoka County with over 64,000...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

More than 20 Years of Training at Blaine Safety Camp

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