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Breckenridge Police Department


515 Dacotah Ave
Breckenridge, MN 56520

Emergency: 911

Phone: 218-643-5506
Fax: 218-643-9115

Submit a tip:

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Chief of Police- Kris Karlgaard:


Detective Sgt- Jackson Kriel:

Police Records/Legal Assistant- Hannah Rittenour:

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.

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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Bicycle Registration Form- 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.


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.

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