Beware of COVID-19 Scams

April 6th, 2020|Comments Off on Beware of COVID-19 Scams

Chief Michael Hunter provides helpful information when determining the validity of fundraisers.  Click here to read an article in the Fairmont Sentinel.

FPD Redesigns Police Patch

March 14th, 2020|Comments Off on FPD Redesigns Police Patch

Fairmont Police Officers will soon be wearing a newly designed patch on their uniforms.  Claudia Bleess was presented with a recognition award and shadow box for her work designing the new patch.  Click here to read an article in the Fairmont Sentinel.

2019 FPD Annual Report

February 25th, 2020|Comments Off on 2019 FPD Annual Report

Fairmont Police Chief Michael Hunter presented the 2019 FPD Annual Report at the City Council meeting on February 24, 2020.  Click here to view a copy of the report.

Officer Brad Buhmann set to retire!

September 5th, 2019|Comments Off on Officer Brad Buhmann set to retire!

Officer Brad Buhmann is set to retire this fall after serving as a police officer for over 30 years.  Click here to read an article from the Fairmont Sentinel.

Fairmont Night Out

August 6th, 2019|Comments Off on Fairmont Night Out

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.

Buckle Up for a Buck!

May 25th, 2019|Comments Off on Buckle Up for a Buck!

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.

Alcohol Compliance Checks

October 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Alcohol Compliance Checks

Fairmont Police Department recently conducted compliance checks at all Fairmont businesses licensed to sell alcohol.  Click here to read more in an article from the Fairmont Sentinel.

Officer Beletti takes on new role as Sergeant

September 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Officer Beletti takes on new role as Sergeant

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 serves as the new SRO

September 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Officer Jason Christenson serves as the new SRO

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.

Active Shooter Training

August 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Active Shooter Training

Fairmont Police Department and Martin County Sheriff's Department team up to provide Active Shooter training to area schools.  Click here to view a video from KEYC News.

Lt. Del Ellis Retires

August 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Lt. Del Ellis Retires

Lt. Del Ellis retired on August 15, 2018 after twenty-four years of service with Fairmont Police Department.  We wish Lt. Ellis all the best on his future endeavors. Click here to read an article from the Fairmont Sentinel.

FPD Begins using Body Cameras

August 11th, 2018|Comments Off on FPD Begins using Body Cameras

Fairmont Police Department began using Body Worn Cameras in August after a trial period.  Click here to read an article from KEYC News.

Community Night Out

July 31st, 2018|Comments Off on Community Night Out

Sgt. James Kotewa coordinated a Community Night Out at Gomsrud Park on August 7, 2018 hosted by the Fairmont Police Department.  Click here to read an article from the Fairmont Sentinel.

Officer Joshua Walker joins FPD

July 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Officer Joshua Walker joins FPD

Officer Joshua Walker has been hired with Fairmont Police Department filling a vacancy created from Sgt. Kevin Kelly's retirement.  We welcome Officer Walker to the community!  Click here to read an article from the Fairmont Sentinel.

K9 Titus joins FPD

June 4th, 2018|Comments Off on K9 Titus joins FPD

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.

Sgt. Kevin Kelly Retires

May 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Sgt. Kevin Kelly Retires

Fairmont Police Sergeant Kevin Kelly announced his retirement after 24 years of dedicated service.  We extend our thanks to Sgt. Kelly and wish him all the best during retirement.  Click here to read Sgt. Kelly’s article in the Fairmont Sentinel.

Responsible Beverage Server Training

April 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Responsible Beverage Server Training

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)

Opioid Impact Minimal Locally

March 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Opioid Impact Minimal Locally

Detective Eric Tonder and other community members speak on the impact of opioids in our area.  Click here to read the article from the Fairmont Sentinel.

City Seeks Crossing Guard

March 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on City Seeks Crossing Guard

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.

FPD Offers Active Shooter Training

January 16th, 2018|Comments Off on FPD Offers Active Shooter Training

Fairmont Police Department partnered with Martin County Sheriff's Office to provide active shooter training to area school's & businesses.  Click here to read more from the Fairmont Sentinel.

FPD Aquires 10 AED’s

January 13th, 2018|Comments Off on FPD Aquires 10 AED’s

Fairmont Police Department recently obtained a grant from the Martin County Area Foundation to purchase ten Automated External Defibrillators.  Click here to read more in the Fairmont Sentinel.

Officer builds rapport with teens

December 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Officer builds rapport with teens

School Resource Officer Michael Beletti explains how the school year is going.  Click here to read more from the Fairmont Sentinel.

Adopt-A-Cop at Area Schools

October 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Adopt-A-Cop at Area Schools

FPD Officers join area first grade classrooms for Adopt-A-Cop which focuses on building rapport with students.  Click here to read more from the Fairmont Sentinel.

New SRO at Fairmont High School

August 26th, 2017|Comments Off on New SRO at Fairmont High School

Officer Michael Beletti will begin serving as School Resource Officer for Fairmont Area Schools.  Click here to read more from the Fairmont Sentinel.

Message from the Chief

May 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Message from the Chief

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. [...]

Crime Alert: Pokemon Go

July 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Crime Alert: Pokemon Go

If your home or business is being over-run by herds of Pokemon seekers, click here to find out how to remove your address from the game's GPS system. Doing this it will hopefully prevent any Pokemon stops from popping up at your address.