News By Category: Police Department
The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) is co-hosting an event with The Inner Hero Tue, Nov 19, 5–7 pm, at Dover Hills Apartments, 2400 Rhode Island Ave N. The goal of the event is to build upon the positive relationships between the police and diverse communities.
From Nov 1-March 31, parking is prohibited on Golden Valley public streets and alleys from 2-6 am daily. Parking is also prohibited on any public street after a snowfall of at least two inches until the snow has been plowed to the curb line.
The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) is participating in National Drug Take Back Day Sat, Oct 26 at the Golden Valley Public Safety Building. This year, the GVPD is also accepting vaping devices.
Golden Valley recently became one of very few cities in Minnesota to have a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) for using drones, thus authorizing the expansion of drone usage in the City. The COA was issued to the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
When neighbors work together with the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD), it creates the best crime fighting team around. Be a good neighbor and help make the Golden Valley community safer by participating in Neighborhood Watch.
Within the first two months of Minnesota’s new Hands Free Law, which prohibits drivers from handling a cell phone while driving, Golden Valley Police Officers have given out 59 citations and five written warnings.
To better serve a growing senior population and respond to an increasing number of mental health-related calls, in early 2019 the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) assigned Detective Lance Evans to be its new community health officer. More recently, the GVPD introduced a new tool (see box) to help first responders more safely and successfully resolve situations with vulnerable individuals.
Golden Valley police are investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle that appeared to be following a female junior high school student as she walked down the street after exiting the school bus on the afternoon of Friday, Sept 13.
The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) prides itself on staying up to date on the latest crime deterring trends, and using high-tech tools helps accomplish that goal. Recently, the Department’s squad-mounted thermal imaging camera helped in the arrest of a number of people for theft and tampering with autos.