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City of Isanti Police Department


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Welcome to the City of Isanti Police Department section. We are a growing department dedicated to our community.

This portion of the website is intended to inform the community of tips and resources that are applicable to your protection and safety.

The FAQs (frequently asked questions) section below provides answers to some of the more common questions the Department receives

 

Contact Us

OUR MISSION:

"To provide a modern, flexible and full
service law enforcement agency, which
is responsive to community needs."

After Hours Dispatch: 763.689.2141

Non-Emergency: 763.444.4761

Location: 401 First Avenue North

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Safety Tips

When asked what parents can do to protect their children, all agreed that the most important thing is to educate kids about the dangers. Parents should be open with their kids about the dangers and make the youngsters feel it's·okay to tell them when they come across questionable material when accessing the internet.
According to the officers, when youth are asked why they didn't tell their parents about objectionable, inappropriate or illegal information on the net, they usually say something like, "I was afraid I'd get banned from the internet or get grounded."

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I report a crime?

 

In an emergency please dial 911. Call the police department at 763.444.4761. If it is not an emergency please feel free to leave a message. Stay on the line until you hear the voice mail recording. If it is not an emergency but you really need to see an officer in a timely manner please dial 763.689.2141, which is the Isanti County Dispatchers office. The dispatcher will contact the on duty officer by radio.·
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Can I report a crime anonymously?

 

You may remain anonymous if you request to be under certain circumstances.·
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How do file a police report?

 

Many times filing a police report is as simple as doing the above things. The person you are talking to will generally ask for your name, date of birth, address and phone number. This is information we need to keep track of the case. You may remain anonymous if you request to be under certain circumstances. Many times an officer will ask for a written statement from the witness to a crime or the victim of a crime, which could be mailed or brought into the Police Department. Although some reports may be taken right over the phone, many times an officer needs to make face-to-face contact with the complainant or victim of an event.
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What do you do if you are the a victim of a crime?

 

In an emergency please dial 911. Call the police department at 763.444.4761. If it is not an emergency please feel free to leave a message. Stay on the line until you hear the voice mail recording. If it is not an emergency but you really need to see an officer in a timely manner please dial 763.689.2141, which is the Isanti County Dispatchers office. The dispatcher will contact the on duty officer by radio.

If your keys were taken

Change or re-key whichever locks need to be changed for your protection.

If your checks or credit cards were taken

  • Notify your bank or credit card company if you have not already done so, and have them change the account number.
  • Then call the three credit reporting bureaus to report the loss, and ask them to put a FRAUD ALERT on your account so NO NEW CREDIT will be issued without contacting you. This is especially important if any form of identification was also stolen at the same time.
    Credit Reporting Bureaus:
    Experian: phone 1-888-397-3742 or online at www.experian.com
    Trans Union: phone 1-800-680-7289 or online at www.tuc.com
    Equifax: phone 1-800-525-6285 or online at www.equifax.com

If your stolen checks or credit cards have been used

  • The subsequent use of any of the stolen checks or credit cards must be reported to the police by the merchant or bank where it was presented for payment. Contact the banks and/or businesses that accepted your checks or cards to notify them of the fraudulent use.
  • Encourage the banks and businesses to pursue charges against any suspects identified. Your bank or credit card company should have you sign an affidavit of check forgery or credit card fraud, and they should reverse all of the checks/charges relating to the fraudulent transactions.

If your social security card was taken

  • Call the Social Security Administration FRAUD HOTLINE to notify them of the loss and get information on how to get a duplicate card.· S.S.A. Fraud Hotline: phone 1-800-269-0271 or online at www.ssa.gov
  • Also, notify the credit reporting bureaus listed above. Request a copy of a credit report a month or two after the theft to make sure no fraudulent accounts are being opened.

If your driver license was taken

  • Apply for a new·Driver's License as soon as possible and ask them if anyone has applied for a license since yours was stolen.

If someone has stolen your identity to get new credit

  • Call the police department at·763-444.4761 and make an Identity Theft report. In Minnesota, Identity Theft becomes a crime only when the victim (person or business) suffers a monetary loss. FTC ID Theft Hotline: phone 1-877-438-4338 or online at www.consumer.gov/idtheft.· To report fraud to the FTC other than ID Theft, call: 1-877-382-4357
  • Also, call the Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Hotline to notify them and get advice on how to proceed.
  • Notify all three credit reporting bureaus to put a Fraud Alert on your data and immediately request a credit report. You must then advise the credit bureau and the institution making the entry of any specific fraudulent accounts appearing on that report. That institution should send you an affidavit of account/transaction fraud to sign and return to them.

Resources for advice and information

Good News

You are NOT responsible for monetary losses. The banks and credit card companies must refund your money losses (if any), although they may hold your money while they are conducting an investigation in the case. Some can charge you up to $50 per account, but most do not.
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How can I prevent being victimized?

 

 

  • Don’t put your driver license number or social security number on your checks. This makes it easy to get a false ID made.
  • Don’t carry your social security card or birth certificate copy in your wallet or purse.
  • Keep all credit card receipts safe. Many criminals use numbers off receipts to defraud.
  • Safeguard your PINs (personal identification number) for all cards and accounts. Do not write them on or keep them with the cards.
  • Shred credit card offers you get in the mail. Thieves steal mail and trash to get these.
  • NEVER give your credit card number out to someone calling you. Make charges only when you call and remember, Card Fraud.· Investigators will never call and ask for your credit card number and expiration date.

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How do I get a copy of a Police report?

 

Copies of Police reports cost $10 and are available at the Police Department. A request for information form must be filled out and then the request is considered. If approved the request must be acted on with in·10 business days.
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How do I apply for Permits?

 

Firearm Permits -·Please·contact the·Isanti County·Sheriff's Office.··
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How do I find out if sex offenders live in my area?

 

Sex offenders are classified by the department of corrections into three levels:

  • Level 1 – low public risk
  • Level 2 – moderate public risk
  • Level 3 – high public risk

Of the three risk levels, only Level 3 offender information is public information.· Level 1 and Level 2 offender information is classified as private under Minnesota data privacy and cannot be released to the public.· Additional information may be obtained at http://www.doc.state.mn.us/level3/search.asp

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Community Programs

 

Safe and Sober

altThe Isanti Police Department is very active in the Safe and Sober Campaign.· The department has run a number of Safe and Sober Campaigns with gratifying results.

To submit a helpdesk ticket to the Police Department, click here.