Breckenridge Police Department

515 Dacotah Ave

Breckenridge, MN 56520

Emergency: 911


Phone: 218-643-5506

Fax: 218-643-9115


Chief of Police- Kris Karlgaard:


Detective Sgt- Jackson Kriel:


Submit a tip:

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Requesting Public Assistance- Suspicious Vehicle- Click Here



It was brought to my attention that residents of Breckenridge are receiving mailings such as this. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a valid entity, however, the Breckenridge Police Department has not endorsed this campaign, nor were we aware of it until a resident brought it to our attention after receiving this mailing. You will notice that the mailing states, “Annual Breckenridge* Campaign”. Please feel free to call me with any questions, but understand that this is not a local fund raiser.

Chief Kris Karlgaard, Breckenridge Police Department

Click HERE for example of mailing


This backpack CLICK HERE was located at Oxcart Trail Park yesterday (3/31/2021). If this backpack belongs to you, please contact the Breckenridge Police Department at (218)643-5506 and ask for Chief Karlgaard or Det/Sgt Kriel. If you can identify the backpack and its content, we would love to return it to you.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Breckenridge Police Department is to protect life and property, prevent crimes and reduce fear of crime and to provide the highest quality of Police services in response to the community needs.

About Us:

The Breckenridge Police Department provides 24 hour law enforcement services to the City of Breckenridge. BPD employs 8 full-time and two part-time police officers. The department consists of the Chief of Police, Detective Sgt., and five patrol officers.


The patrol division is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Patrol officers respond to calls for reports of criminal activity, apprehending criminals and wanted subjects, motor vehicle accidents, as well as enforcing motor vehicle violations and performing preventative deterrent patrols.  Breckenridge Police Department utilizes both patrol vehicles and bicycles to patrol the municipality.  In addition, the patrol division consists of officers with specialty assignments such as: Field Training Officer, and bike patrol.


Patrol officers also participate in grant funded enforcement such as Safe and Sober.  Breckenridge Police Department was awarded 1st place in the state of Minnesota in the Toward Zero Death Challenge. Departments were judged by enforcement activity and programs within the community to encourage driving, biking, and pedestrian safety.

For a listing of our city ordinances can be found HERE. If you are unable to find an answer to your question, please call City Hall at (218)643-1431.

Accepting Applications for Police Officer Eligibility List - Click Here

"I Got Caught"- Breckenridge Police Department will be looking for kids who are correctly wearing their safety helmets.
If you are ‘caught’ wearing your safety helmet, you will receive a voucher for a Dairy Queen treat . The “I got caught” campaign is funded by AAA and the MN Chiefs of Police Association.

Celebrity Breakfast with Chief Kris Karlgaard, Officer Alec Gjerdevig and Officer Gage Miller at the Breckenridge Elementary School on March 6th, 2020.

A big thanks to the Elementary School for the invitation.

Bicycle Registration Form- Click Here


The Police Department impounds quite a few bikes each year. Most of these bikes are reported to us, because they have been left at someone’s property. If you have had a bike stolen, in Breckenridge or Wahpeton, we may have it. Please take a moment to review this link- RECOVERED BIKES

If you locate a bike that belongs to you, please call the Police Department at (218)643-5506. If you can provide some facts regarding its disappearance and your ownership, the bike will be returned to you.

Reporting Nuisance regarding grass, junk & debris, dilapidated structure, etc. Click Here

Do you have too much "stuff"? Items to dispose of and where to dispose. Click Here

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