Posted on: January 12, 2024
Community members drive the conversations on Roseville Police Department’s Multicultural Advisory Committee.
Police leaders intentionally take a backseat, explains Roseville Police Chief Erika Scheider.
Community members speak frankly about their perception of police officers and law enforcement policies. They ask questions. They share their personal experiences with officers - both good and bad – and, at times, challenge the police perspective...Read on...
Posted on: December 7, 2023
Roseville police officers slipped on their Santa hats this week and helped children and teens shop for the holidays.
Twenty youngsters took part in Roseville Police Department’s annual Shop With A Cop.
The children traveled to Walmart in style in a Cadillac Escalade limousine and, with the help of officers and staff, selected gifts for family members and themse...Read on...
Posted on: November 7, 2023
The public often sees police officers as crimefighters and protectors of the public.
The reality is Roseville police officers respond to hundreds of calls each year that don’t fall neatly into those categories. Officers are dispatched to assist a person in crisis, check on a homeless family sleeping out of their vehicle, or cond...Read on...
Posted on: September 5, 2023
Tom Pitzl has worked as a Roseville police officer for nearly two decades serving in nearly every role. Pitzl has worked as a patrol officer, supervising sergeant, detective, and hostage/crisis negotiator.
But Pitzl said some of the most meaningful moments of his law enforcement career occurred during everyday conversations with Roseville residents and youngsters.
“A few years ago, I filled in as the school resource officer at Roseville Area High S...Read on...
Posted on: August 10, 2023
Roseville police officers observed more than 1,500 vehicles with burnt-out headlights, expired tabs, and other equipment violations already this year.
Rather than initiate traffic stops, the Roseville Police Department mailed letters to the vehicle owners as part of a new pilot program designed to bolster both public safety and community trust.
Since the program launched in January, the city has mailed o...Read on...
Posted on: May 31, 2023
As the school year comes to a close, we caught up with School Resource Officers Alaina Carrion and Elizabeth Rieffer to hear about their new roles at Roseville Area Schools.
Roseville Area High School Resource Officer Elizabeth Rieffer devotes a portion of each day chatting with students about everything from homework hassles to the finer points of the latest viral video game.
Over at Roseville Area Middle School, School Resou...Read on...
Posted on: April 3, 2023
In a few weeks, the Roseville Police Department expects to receive its annual surge of calls related to coyote sightings.
“Most of the calls we receive related to coyotes are in the spring,” said Kirk Lindahl, Roseville Police Department’s Lead Community Service Officer. “This is when their pups are born and the adults travel further f...Read on...
Posted on: March 31, 2023
March is Women’s History Month. This year’s theme is Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories. The City of Roseville is recognizing influential women who are doing exceptional work and bringing positive change to the community.
Roseville Police Chief Erika Scheider originally thought she’d pursue a career in social work.
She was finishing up her degree in psychology and communications at Augsburg University when a police ride-along changed her mind.
Posted on: February 27, 2023
Due to a recent dramatic increase in auto thefts involving Kia and Hyundai, the Roseville Police Department and Hyundai Motor Corporation are teaming up to give away steering wheel locks for the following keyed vehicles.
2015-2021 Hyundai Accent, Elantra, Kona, Santa Fe, Sonota, Tuscon
2015-2018 Hyundai Veloster
**WITHOUT EXCEPTION, ONLY THE ABOVE LISTED VEHICLES ARE ELIGIBLE**
**ROSEVILLE RESIDENTS ONLY / ONE LOCK PER VEHICLE**
**This is a drive-through event so please stay ...Read on...
Posted on: January 10, 2023
On December 8, 2022, Deputy Chief Joe Adams became the fifth member of the Roseville Police Department to graduate from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement managers and is internationally known for its academic excellence. Adams graduated alongside members of law enforcement agencies from 48 states, 25 count...Read on...
Posted on: November 15, 2022
On December 7, the Roseville Police Department will host its annual Shop with a Cop program.
This year marks the 17th consecutive year that the department has paired officers up with children from the community to go on a shopping spree and spend some time getting to know each other.
“Our department is very fortunate to have t...Read on...
Posted on: October 25, 2022
Updated press release from 10/26/2022
UPDATED PRESS RELEASE RE: ROSEVILLE HOMICIDE I...Read on...
Posted on: August 29, 2022
Roseville Police School Resource Officers (SROs) are ready for their first day of school. Officers Liz Peterson and Alaina Carrion will join Roseville Area Schools (RAS) this year as the district’s newest SROs.
SROs provide assistance to students and their families, staff, and administrators during difficult situations. Roseville Police Chief Erika Scheider says it's all about building relationships with students and their families.
When we respond to t...
Posted on: June 16, 2022
On June 15, 2022, at 8:32 p.m., officers were dispatched to Larpenteur Avenue and Galtier Street on a report of two pedestrians--a male and female--who had just been struck by a vehicle.
Officers responded and immediately provided emergency medical assistance.
The 47-year-old male and three-year-old female of St. Paul sustained significant injuries and were transported to the hospital in critical condition. Tragically, the three year old l...Read on...
Posted on: May 5, 2022
Similar to a model initiated in Maplewood in April of 2021, Roseville now has a Ramsey County Social Worker onsite in the Roseville Police Department, with another social worker expected to start in May of 2022.
Nicole Paradise joined Roseville Police in January 2021 as the first Embedded Social Worker (ESW) in the department. Nicole brings more than 15 years of social service experience and is already a tremendous asset to the team. Nicole spends a significant a...Read on...
Posted on: April 5, 2022
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, Roseville Police officers responded to a call involving multiple shots being fired.
Upon arrival, the suspect continued to shoot at officers and neighboring homes, striking an officer. The suspect was taken into custody. The officer and suspect were transferred for medical treatment. This incident is being investigated by the Bureau of C...Read on...
Posted on: March 21, 2022
For many years, the Roseville Police Department has intentionally worked toward building a department that reflects the community it serves. The Pathways to Policing program is one of several proactive talent recruitment measures.
In August of 2021, and again in November, RPD promoted two of the first Pathways to Policing participants to licensed Minnesota Peace Officers - Officer Liz Peterson and Officer Abdi Warsame. The Pathways to Policing program is funded through a grant with...Read on...
Posted on: March 1, 2022
In partnership with Roseville High School’s Black Student Union, on February 25th Roseville PD hosted its first Cops and Kids Event of the year. This event was part of the Breaking Barriers Initiative.
Breaking Barriers is a partnership between Roseville Area High School and The Roseville Police Department.
The primary objective is to build positive relationships through team building activities and break down negative perceptions of police off...Read on...
Posted on: February 23, 2022
In this year’s State of the City Address, Mayor Dan Roe, City Council members, and City of Roseville staff co-created a video presentation that reviews the work of the City through our long-held community aspirations.
View or Read the State of the City Address
Posted on: March 8, 2022
In 1961, female police officers represented roughly 2% of all police officers nationwide. This is the year that Roseville Police Officer Audrey Trudeau Sutherland was promoted to the position of “Policewoman.”
Officer Sutherland started her career as a Police Clerk in 1957. At this time, the Roseville Police Department consisted of 8 part-time officers and the headquarters was located in a Roseville basement. Sadly, retired Officer Trudeau passed in 2021 at the...Read on...
Posted on: January 11, 2022
In an ongoing effort to ensure that city proclamations are backed by concrete action and resource support, the City of Roseville wishes to highlight renewed efforts to bring awareness to human trafficking in the city, and beyond.
These approaches are championed by the Roseville Police Department and take a victim-centered approach to the enforcement of human trafficking. Roseville Police Sex Crimes Detective and the Roseville Police Community Action Team (CAT) continue to investig...Read on...