- Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
- I want to compliment a cop. How do I do that?
The best way is to fill out the Compliment a Cop Form.
This way we can track the compliments and ensure they are passed along to those you are commending and their supervisors. We might also use the information as the basis for an official commendation or other recognition. While some of these fields are not required, please provide at least an email address or phone number so we are able to contact you if we have questions.
- How can I join the Police Reserve Program?
To apply to participate, email Jeff a completed Police Reserve Program Application or visit Police Reserves to lean more.
- How do I request a police report?
If you wish to receive a copy of a police report, please call the administrative office at 763-421-2971. Five to ten business days are needed for processing these requests. The fee for a copy of a report is 25 cents per page. View types of reports.
- Can I get my gun permit online?
Online forms are coming soon! View permit information.
- How do I sign up for a home security check?
If you are going to be away from your home for an extended period of time, fill out the Home Security Check Form.
- Is there a curfew?
- Do I need to license my dog?
Yes, bring recent vet documents, showing proof of current rabies vaccination, and tag number, into the Police Department. Other information needed includes the owner's name, address and phone, and the dog's name, age, breed, gender and coloring. View fees and waste regulation information on the animal control & licensing webpage.
- Does Champlin have a Body Worn Camera Policy?
Yes. The purpose of using body-worn-cameras (BWCs) is to capture evidence arising from police-citizen encounters. This policy sets forth guidelines governing the use of BWCs and administering the data that results. Compliance with these guidelines is mandatory, but it is recognized that officers must also attend to other primary duties and the safety of all concerned, sometimes in circumstances that are tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving. View the Body Worn Camera Policy.
- Does Champlin have an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle policy?
Yes. View the UAV Policy.
- Can I file a complaint online against a police officer or other Champlin Police Department member?
Yes. The Champlin Police Department Complaint Form is for reporting allegations of misconduct by a police officer, 911 dispatcher, office staff or other member of the Champlin Police Department.
The Champlin Police Department accepts and documents all complaints and investigates them where warranted. If you provide contact information, you will be notified if an investigation into the allegation is warranted and the findings when the investigation is complete. The city must comply with state and federal laws pertaining to employee privacy rights, therefore only the finding will be disclosed.
Dispositions will be classified as one of the following:
- Unfounded: the investigation indicates the alleged misconduct did not occur.
- Exonerated: the investigation indicates that the complained about action occurred but was justified, lawful and proper.
- Not Sustained: the investigation finds that there is insufficient evidence to prove or disprove the allegation.
- Sustained: the investigation discloses the alleged misconduct did in fact occur in the manner or degree stated.
- Sustained with Qualifications: the investigation discloses that the action complained about did in fact occur, but not in the manner or to the degree stated.
If the complaint is Sustained or Sustained with Qualifications, one or more of the following actions will be taken:
- Coaching/counseling (may be noted in the employee’s annual review).
- Oral reprimand: placed in employee’s personnel file.
- Written reprimand: placed in employee’s personnel file.
- Suspension: employee is suspended from duty without pay.
- Termination: employer initiated separation of employment.