SEVERE WX : Flood Warning View Alerts

RPD Joins Southeast Minnesota Violent Crime Enforcement Team

The Rochester Police Department joined the team all for the safety of those in Rochester and Southeast Minnesota.

Posted: Mar 4, 2019 11:00 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn.- On Monday night's city council meeting, the council unanimously approved $6,188.60 dollars for the Rochester Police Department to join the Southeast Minnesota Violent Crime Enforcement Team.


They'll be joining 14 other agencies and focusing on narcotics and violent crimes.


The benefits of RPD joining this multi-jurisdictional team are that is allows the agencies involved to share intelligence and coordinate enforcement activities.


Rochester Police Chief Jim Franklin says it will be a huge help in issues that cross border lines, which is why it is so special for different regions to be part of. "It's a force multiplier for all agencies involved. When you have a large complex case, you have different entities plugging in different resources into the problem into that collaborative collective problem solving approach."

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 64°
Albert Lea
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 70°
Austin
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 70°
Charles City
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 66°
Rochester
Overcast
67° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 67°
After a busy morning we're tracking a much calmer Sunday
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Floyd County Veterans Affairs office asking for box AC units

Image

Tracking pleasant temps to start the week

Image

Severe WX Cut-In July 20

Image

Motocross comes to Millville

Image

Robotics demonstrations at family fun night

Image

Auditor comes to town

Image

New aquatic center being considered in Byron

Image

North Iowa Fair on a hot night

Image

Dealing with rising water levels

Image

Charles City downs Clear Lake; advances in 3A baseball districts

Community Events