Coon Rapids Police Community Watch Team
Home security camera

Are you a Business Owner with a Security Camera? 

Join the Community Watch Team

Images captured by security cameras have directly led to solving crimes in Coon Rapids.

The Community Watch Team launched last year to encourage residents and businesses to voluntarily register the location of security cameras.

Businesses are invited to join this growing network of community volunteers helping the Coon Rapids Police Department! If police are investigating a crime in an area where they know a camera is located, it helps connect officers with possible camera footage. Information of those who register is kept in a secure database. If businesses decide to sign up for the program, they can also choose to have a Community Watch Team sticker placed in their window, to let customers know they partner with the police department. Sign up online!

Join the Community Watch Team today!

Avoid Being Scammed

It's tax scam season. Here are some quick facts to remember if someone is trying to "scam" information out of you:

  • The IRS is too busy to call you and talk to you about your taxes.
  • You can no longer trust caller ID. It is very easy to change what shows up on your phone.
  • The IRS is not coming to arrest you because you didn’t pay a fine you didn’t know you had.
  • The IRS does NOT accept payment via Prepaid Visa Cards, iTunes Cards or PayPal.
Most victims of tax scams are unfortunately, the elderly. Please look out for those around you and educate them about this important information. 

For more information, visit the IRS website

2020 Car Seat Clinics

According to safety data, 4 out of 5 car seats are installed incorrectly! Get tips from professionally trained car seat technicians from the Coon Rapids Police and Fire Departments at a special car seat clinic event.

Thursday, March 19
Monday, April 13
Monday, May 11
4-7 p.m.
Coon Rapids Police Department
11155 Robinson Drive

Schedule your appointment online

For questions, call 763-767-4680

Please allow for 30 minutes per vehicle/seat. This free service is available by appointment to Anoka County residents. Clinics take place in the garage behind the police department.

Keys in a car ignition

It's Still Winter...

Keep Keys Out of the Ignition

Leaving a car running with the keys in the ignition not only invites thieves, it is also against City Code.

Many car thefts are crimes of opportunity that occur when doors are unlocked and keys are visible. Using a remote start is okay... but a vehicle left running with the keys in the ignition is not.

City Code 9-118 says: "Every person parking a passenger automobile on a public street, alley, public parking lot, or place affected with a public interest in the City shall lock the ignition, remove the key, and take the key with them."

What this means: do not leave a vehicle running unattended, with keys in the ignition.

Officer Malkowski
Officer Malkowski (featured on the left) with one of his field training officers, Officer Pirkola.

Welcome Officer Malkowski!

The Coon Rapids Police Department would like to introduce our newest officer, Officer Malkowski. Prior to becoming a police officer, Malkowski grew up in Wisconsin and had a career in computers. He brought his experience to Coon Rapids where he worked as a Community Service Officer while attending school. After completing intensive field training, Officer Malkowski was sworn in by Mayor Jerry Koch at the January 21, 2020 City Council meeting. Please welcome our newest “rookie” if you see him out in the community!

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