Elk River Police Department
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Justin Ege has been promoted to patrol sergeant in the Elk River Police Department in the latest advancement set in motion by the December retirement of Chief Brad Rolfe. Ege took the oath of office during the April 6 Elk River City Council meeting. He replaces Darren...Read More
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An employee at the Circle K convenience store, on Evans Street, called police 8:41 a.m. March 11 to report damage to an entry sign at the business’ car wash facility. The employee identified an Elk River man, 49, whose vehicle was too tall to meet the clearance of the overhead sign at the car wash...Read More
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Darren McKernan was sworn  in Monday as the Elk River Police Department’s new patrol captain. McKernan took the oath of office from Mayor John Dietz during the Elk River City Council meeting.  His 4-year-old son, Bode, and 7-year-old daughter, Ragen, then pinned on his badge. McKernan takes over...Read More
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by Sue Webber ECM Sun Newspapers An overwhelming police presence turned the Feb. 24 Rogers City Council meeting into an unusual family reunion of sorts. The occasion was the retirement of Rogers Police officer Joe Zerwas, who began working part-time in Rogers in 1998. His family is replete with law ...Read More
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The Elk River Police Department has been recognized as one of seven Minnesota “Outstanding Agencies” for promoting traffic safety.   The Minnesota Department of Public Safety recognized the Elk River department with the Outstanding Agency Award for its successful enforcement record and traf...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office and the Elk River Police Department will host the United States Police K-9 Association Region 12 K-9 Field Trials on June 28-30 in Elk River. The trials are a compilation of events in which police K-9 teams demonstrate their ability to work...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor In a final send-off after a 33-year career with the Elk River Police Department, Brad Rolfe was recognized Monday with a day in his honor. The Elk River City Council proclaimed Jan. 5 as Bradley Rolfe Day. Rolfe retired as police chief on Dec. 30. He had been police c...Read More
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Elk River Police Capt. Ron Nierenhausen is serving as interim police chief, in the wake of the retirement of Chief Brad Rolfe. On Monday, the Elk River City Council approved a 10 percent pay boost for Nierenhausen while he is acting as interim chief. Nierenhausen is the patrol division commander. Ac...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River will look internally for its next police chief. The Elk River City Council made that determination Monday. Police Chief Brad Rolfe is retiring Dec. 30. Mayor John Dietz and council members Paul Motin, Barb Burandt and Stewart Wilson all favored an internal p...Read More
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