To maintain the peace and the protection of the public through diligent enforcement of all laws and to effectively respond to calls for service.
The Anoka Police Department has identified three major goals for the police department. Though we may never completely attain these goals, we will always strive to achieve them.
- Effectively respond to the commission of crime by maintaining a pro-active patrol and investigative unit and by vigorously prosecuting criminals.
- Educate and communicate with our citizens concerning public safety issues in order to harden potential targets of crime and to draw the citizen and police into a closer working relationship.
- Instill public confidence in the police department by exercising sound management practices that provide firm direction, commitment to excellence, and a professional working environment whereby officers can deliver police services in an efficient and expedient manner.
The Anoka Police Department was established on April 1, 1878 when the first City Council was held. George Geddes was appointed its first Police Chief.
The Anoka Police Department is headed by Chief Eric Peterson and consists of 28 sworn officers and 25 non-sworn personnel:
- Rotating, specialty assignments include:
- School Liaison Officer
- Anoka-Hennepin Task Force Investigator
- Canine Officer
- Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Officer (COPPS)
- Other Specialty assignments include:
- Explorer Unit Advisor
- Field Training Officer
- Bike Patrol
- Offers competitive metro-area salary and benefits
- The Anoka Police Department has, from time to time, employment (paid and non-paid) positions available for qualified candidates of all ages:
- Police Explorers (14 to 19)
- Police Reserve Officers
- Police Security Officers
- Police Records Technicians
- Police Community Service Officers
- Police Officers