State police increase presence in city


In April, the city council authorized agreements with the Minnesota State Patrol and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) that will add patrols and investigators in Minneapolis. There will be added patrols in a “North Focus Zone” that covers the West Broadway Business Corridor, and a “South Focus Zone” along Lake Street from Hiawatha Ave. to Interstate 35W and from Nicollet Ave. to Hennepin Ave. The State Patrol will have four officers work four hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week. The city will pay the State Patrol $400,000 based on an hourly rate. The BCA have will have 13 investigators working in the city police department helping investigate violent crimes. The BCA will be compensated up to $300,000 during the term of the contract. The city or state may terminate the agreements at any time, with a 30-day notice, but they are not set to expire until Dec. 31, 2023.


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