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Our goal is to protect public safety, which is crucial to building strong communities and creating an economy that works for all residents. From emergency scenarios to relationship building, we provide timely, quality responses so Hermantown stays a great place to live and work.

Join the Hermantown Police Department

The HPD is currently accepting applications for an open position, as well as a potential second position. More information can be found on Hermantown’s Careers page.

Honesty, Professionalism, Dedication and More

It is the mission of the Hermantown Police Department to protect life, liberty, and property without prejudice or bias. We shall be a department in which each officer embraces integrity and professionalism while enforcing the laws of our country, state, and city. It is through our commitment to the community and duty that we shall provide this exemplary level of service to the citizens of Hermantown.

Welcome to the Hermantown Police Department.  As your Chief of Police, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our web page.  

The Hermantown Police Department was created in 1976 when the community incorporated as a City.  Hermantown consists of 34.3 square miles and a population of nearly 10,000 residents; the city is located in St. Louis County and is a suburb of Duluth.

The proud men and women of our police department are dedicated to the protection of our community members and visitors. The HPD consists of 15 sworn Police Officers: a Chief of Police, a Patrol Commander, an Investigative/ Administrative Commander, two Patrol Sergeants, and ten Patrol Officers.  Patrol Officers have several opportunities to serve in specialty positions to include: Detective, School Resource Officer / Community Resource Officer, and we have two K-9 Handlers.  Our officers provide patrol coverage 24 hours a day / 7 days a week; patrol officers currently work 12-hour rotating shifts. The department is also staffed with three clerical positions, one of which also serves as our Evidence Technician.

HPD officers are not the sole guardians of law and order in our community. I believe that all citizens of this community are “stakeholders” in the community’s well-being. As stakeholders, we are all responsible for paying attention to the problems that challenge us daily. We must work together in partnership to successfully deal with these challenges in order to keep the Hermantown community safe and secure.

We appreciate your interest, and encourage you to visit us here often. By choosing to explore this site, you are showing a commendable desire to be more knowledgeable concerning your police department and the individuals who provide for your safety and security.

This web site provides you with a variety of information concerning the police department. We invite your comments, and look forward to continuing to work with you to continue the dynamic future for Hermantown by making your home, your workplace, and this community a safer place to live.

Thank you for your support of the Hermantown Police Department! 

Jim Crace
Chief of Police

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Jim Crace

Hermantown Chief of Police
(218) 729-1200

Police Department
5111 Maple Grove Road
P: (218) 729-1200
F: (218) 729-1201

Patrol Commander
Mark Gunderson
(218) 729-1200

Investigation & Administration Commander
Jon Esterbrooks
(218) 729-1200

Sergeant
Bill Marsolek
(218) 729-1234

Sergeant
Griffin Pfeiffer
(218) 729-1251

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Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Hermantown Police Department to protect life, liberty, and property without prejudice or bias.  We shall be a Department in which each officer embraces integrity and professionalism while enforcing the laws of our county, state, and city.  It is through our commitment to community and duty that we shall provide this exemplary level of service to the citizens of Hermantown.

A Department of Values

We, the members of the Hermantown Police Deparement, shall strive to be the brothers, the sisters, the leaders that shall be reliable and dedicated to uphold our community’s high standard of quality, with respect and concern for all.

HONESTY – The truth will be our common goal; to seek it, to live by it.

PROFESSIONALISM – Our commitment to excellence will show in everything from our attitude to our appearance.

DEDICATION – Through our dedication and commitment to our duties and community, we shall be proud representatives of the City of Hermantown and our Hermantown Police Department.

FAIRNESS – We shall strive to resolve conflict through eyes of equality and compassion.

INTEGRITY – We shall hold ourselves accountable for securing personal and public trust, and live by a code of moral values.

SAFETY & CONCERN – The protection of life and property will be our highest priority.

TRUST – A result of our honest behavior.

PROACTIVE – We will be aggressive and focused on keeping the community safe, and will always seek feedback on how to plan for a better future.

TEAM WORK – As a community and a department, we will work as one to keep open lines of communication to achieve our common goals.

HONOR – Our honor is not only in our badge, but in our hearts.