Below is a list of news items for the City of Moorhead with the most recent items at the top.  If you would like to see news for a certain category, you can select it from the the drop-down box labeled (All Categories).  Any news older than 90 days is automatically archived and removed from this list.

You can also subscribe to our eNotifications to automatically receive emails as we post news to the site.

Moorhead Police Phasing Out Lower Priority Calls For Service

Post Date:02/09/2017 1:45 pm

The Moorhead Police Department continually evaluates service delivery to optimize resources in the interest of public safety.  In order to enhance our response on higher priority calls, the Moorhead Police Department will be phasing out the following lower priority services:

  1. Funeral Escorts
    1. Patrol officers will no longer be doing funeral escorts.
  2. Private Property Accidents:
    1. No longer responding to accidents that occur on private property unless:
      • One of the drivers is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs
      • There is a disturbance
      • Injury or death has occurred
  3. Vehicle Unlocks:
    1. Patrol officers will no longer do unlocks of vehicles
      • Unless there is a child or animal or vulnerable person in the vehicle
    2. Our Community Service Officers (CSO) will continue to unlock vehicles during their regularly scheduled hours, M-F 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  4. Theft, Fraud, or Property Damage Reports:
    1. Officers will not respond to take theft, fraud, or property damage reports that can be completed online at unless:
      • There is evidence to gather
      • You have a suspect or a description of a suspect
      • Someone was injured
  5. Found Property:
    1. Officers will not respond to found property unless:
      • It's value is over $250
      • Is a weapon or explosives
      • It's a measurable amount of narcotics
      • It's stolen property
    2. Community Service Officers will still pick up any items found during their regularly scheduled hours and will be handled as a Scheduled Activity outside of CSO availability.​
  6. Drug Paraphernalia:
    1. Officers will not come to dispose of drug paraphernalia such as homemade pipes, bongs, needles, or any other object used ingest drugs
  7. Animal Calls:
    1. Officers will not pick up any dead animals
    2. Officers will not respond to non-predatory animal complaints

The above changes will be reevaluated periodically to assure that the Moorhead Police Department optimizes the use of our personnel to best respond to the needs of our citizens. 


More >>