Police Department

Wayzata Police
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Department Structure


The Wayzata Police Department serves the citizens of Wayzata and Long Lake and employs 14 sworn police officers. The 14 sworn officers include:
  • Police chief
  • Lieutenant (serving as detective)
  • Sergeant
  • School resource officer
  • 10 patrol officers

Additional Personnel

Non-sworn personnel consists of two full-time police administrative records specialists and a part-time Community Service Officer. The department also has a volunteer Police Reserve Unit.

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Emergencies & Non-Emergencies

Don’t be afraid to call 911 anytime, 24 hours a day for any of the following reasons:

  • Any time you need police, fire or an ambulance to respond
  • For any situation that requires a police officer; such as:
    • Animal control issue
    • Burglary
    • Ordinance violation
    • Parking complaint
    • Property damage
    • Theft
    • Traffic accident
  • To request an ambulance, receive medical attention, or to report a fire or signs of a fire such as smoke or fire alarms
  • To report suspicious behavior or criminal activity such as shouts for help, breaking glass, loitering, trespassing or suspicious vehicles/people
  • If you witness an accident, fire or crime
  • If you encounter any incident that may require the help of police, fire or ambulance personnel

Birthday Patrol

Wayzata Police Department Birthday Patrol

We know the stay at home order has been challenging, especially for kids who have had to cancel their birthday party in order to keep everyone safe. The Wayzata Police Department has teamed up with the Wayzata and Long Lake Fire Departments to make birthdays extra special for kids by offering a Birthday Patrol to kids who live in Wayzata or Long Lake.

To request a Birthday Patrol parents or caregivers should send an email to wayzatapd@wayzata.org. We ask for a 24-hour advance Birthday Patrol request to ensure a police car and fire truck have plenty of time to roll by your home with the lights flashing.Grab your camera, as you will want to capture the moment. We look forward to waving at all the birthday kids (6 feet away of course)!