About Us

The Orono Police Department (OPD) values the help and support from our community members and businesses. The members of the OPD offer a vast majority of knowledge and experience to our community. We thrive on building relationships and making sure we protect life and property to the best of our abilities. We will not back down when a difficult task or situation arises because we understand our duties and are highly trained for those types of events.

History

Orono was created in 1889, incorporated in 1955, and designated as a city in 1974.

The City had constables before starting the Orono Police Department in 1962. Minnetonka Beach and Long Lake contracted soon after the department began, but it wasn't until 1981 that Spring Park started getting service from OPD.

Personnel

Currently the Orono Police Department has:

  • 29 sworn officers
  • 15 police reserve officers
  • 6 officers on the lake area swat team
  • 3 administrative assistants
  • 3 part-time officers
  • 2 drug task force officers
  • 2 full-time investigators
  • 2 school resource officers / investigators
  • 1 community service officer

Find more information about our officers and staff in our department staff directory.