Elk River Police Department

Elk River Police Officer Brian Boos receives the department’s Lifesaving Award. (Editor’s note: Scroll to the bottom of this story to click on a link to a video taken from the train.) by Joni Astrup Associate editor A police officer who pulled a suicidal woman from the train tracks seconds before a train would have [...]

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Joe Firkus has been sworn in as Elk River’s newest police officer. He comes to Elk River from the Becker Police Department, where he worked part-time for two years. Elk River Police Chief Brad Rolfe said there were more than 300 applicants for the job and Firkus emerged as the No. 1 candidate. “He’s well [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Four of the brightest and most socially responsible graduating seniors from Elk River High School this spring visited the Sherburne County Board May 1 to report on their experience through T.I.E.S. (Together Inspiring Education and Success) in our Community. For the second consecutive year, the high school joined forces with [...]

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Thanks to a new speed-measuring device provided by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety, law enforcement officers in Elk River are better equipped to identify vehicles driving at illegal and unsafe speeds. The Elk River Police Department is one of only nine law enforcement agencies in Minnesota being awarded a Kustom [...]

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Local law enforcement agencies are working together to bring Project Lifesaver to families of those with special needs. Project Lifesaver International was founded in April 1999 and dedicates its service to protecting those who tend to wander or become lost.  Clients on the program have a variety of disorders including Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, autism and [...]

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Elk River Police Chief Brad Rolfe has been recognized for 30 years of service to the city of Elk River. He was hired as a patrol officer on Jan. 4, 1982. In 1985 he was promoted to corporal and then to sergeant the following year. In 2003, Rolfe was promoted to captain. When Chief Jeff [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Elk River’s police dog has new body armor, thanks to an Isanti County couple. Karla and Pat Reinhart donated the body armor for K-9 Zeus. The vest is ballistic- and stab-resistant. “Just like human police officers, canines face the same dangers day in and day out — sometimes even greater [...]

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The Elk River Police Department has become a member of social networking. Find the department on Facebook, Elk River Police Department. Postings will include links to articles, information about the department as well as community notifications, crime prevention, crime trends, road construction/closure.

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