Our annual Shop with a Cop event looked a little different in 2020 due to COVID restrictions. Although officers were unable to shop with children in the store, families were still provided with plenty of holiday cheer and presents! (Pictured left to right: Officer Will Murray, Officer Jason Christenson, Sergeant Jaime Bleess, Sergeant Michael Beletti)
CADA (Committee Against Domestic Violence) office is now located at 403 S. State Street, Fairmont, MN Phone: 507-399-2001 24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-477-0466 www.cadamn.org
Fairmont Police Department welcomes Officer Dayton Asmus who was recently hired as a full time officer. Click here to read an article from the Fairmont Sentinel.
Fairmont Police Department hosts "Fairmont Night Out" on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Gomsrud Park. The event kicks off at 4:00PM with Cops and Bobbers presented by the Fairmont Police Officers Association. A complementary meal will be served at 6:00PM and a bean bag tournament between Fairmont Police and Fairmont Fire Department. Come join the fun and interact with Fairmont Police Officers. Several police, fire, and ambulance vehicle will be on display. Click here to read more information from an article in the Fairmont Sentinel.
Area Law Enforcement recently held an event titled "Buckle Up for a Buck" which rewards drivers for good behavior. Officers from Fairmont PD, Martin County Sheriff's Office, and Minnesota State Patrol stood in the drive thru at McDonald's and the parking lot of Hyvee Gas in Fairmont where they handed out $1 to driver's who were buckled along with traffic safety tips. Among the 180 drivers contacted, 20 were not wearing seat belts putting the short seat belt survey at approximately 88% use. Mayo Clinic Health System donated $200 toward the event which encourages seat belt usage. Thanks to South Central EMS, Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths, and the Martin County Safe Roads Coalition for hosting a great event in Fairmont! Click here to read an article on the event from the Fairmont Sentinel.
Officer Michael Beletti was promoted to the rank of Sergeant for the Fairmont Police Department. Sgt. Beletti previously served as the School Resource Officer and looks forward to getting back on the street to interact with community members. Click here to read an article from the Fairmont Sentinel.
Officer Jason Christenson will be serving as the new School Resource Officer for Fairmont Area Schools. Officer Christenson looks forward to building relationships with staff, students, and community members in his new role. Click here to read an article from the Fairmont Sentinel.
Sergeant James Tietje introduces K9 Titus, the newest member of Fairmont Police Department. Sgt. Tietje and K9 Titus trained for several weeks at the Minneapolis Police Department K9 Training Facility. K9 Titus is a 19 month old German Shepherd who was born in Germany. Click here to read an article from the Fairmont Sentinel. Click here to see the KEYC news story.
Fairmont Police Department is offering a free Responsible Beverage Server Training open to all Martin County businesses. Two sessions will be held on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 10:00am-noon and 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Red Rock Center located at 222 E. Blue Earth Avenue, Fairmont, MN 56031. Detective Eric Tonder will speak on various topics related to serving alcoholic beverages. No need to register for this free training! (Click to enlarge)
The City of Fairmont is seeking one additional crossing guard to ensure the safety of our children crossing streets around Fairmont Elementary School. Crossing guards work from 7:30-8:15am and 2:45-3:30pm each school day. Starting wage is $9.90 per hour with raises at the beginning of each school year. The City of Fairmont outfits crossing guards with a heavy winter jacket and rain gear. Applications can be obtained at www.fairmont.org. Click here to read more from the Fairmont Sentinel.
Click here to view Detective Tonder's advisory regarding several counterfeit $20 bills being passed in the Fairmont area recently.
It is with great pride that on behalf of our officers and staff I welcome you to the Fairmont Police Department. Our webpage is designed to provide you with information about our department and the many programs and services we provide in our community. We are very proud to serve our community and the citizens of Fairmont. The Fairmont Police Department provides service to the approximately 10,500 members of our community. Our department consists of 17 full time officers as well as two Records Technicians, and one Animal Control/Code Enforcement Officer. We recognize that our community partnerships with our citizens and the various groups and organizations in our community are essential to be effective in addressing concerns and issues in our community to keep Fairmont a safe and beautiful community to work and raise a family. [...]