Police Department

For the health and safety of the public and staff, the Law Enforcement Center is currently closed to the public.  

For permits and records requests, please call the Administrative number at 651.267.2600.

During this time, please use the non-emergency number, 651.385.3155, for calls not requiring an officer response so 911 lines can be kept open for critical calls.

During the month of October, in support of our family, friends, and community members that have fought or continue to fight this disease, the Red Wing Police Department/Chief Pohlman has approved officers to wear pink badges throughout the month.  The badges were purchased by officers at their own expense, with 10% of the cost going towards breast cancer research.

If you would like to join the RWPD in the fight against breast cancer, you can make a donation here (link) or to any breast cancer organization of your choice.

The Red Wing Police Department was established in 1887. Prior to that time, the city employed constables for law enforcement. The Police Department provides the community with traditional police services including: 

  • Crime Prevention
  • Evidence Technician
  • Investigations
  • Records
  • Patrol

The Police Department continues to employ and train a highly motivated and skilled team, preserving the highest ethical standards with an unyielding dedication to service.

Message from the Police Chief

On behalf of the men and women of the Red Wing Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website. 

Since 1865, when the first constables patrolled the streets of Red Wing, our officers and staff continue the tradition of professionalism and service to our community and citizens.  Our officers are among the best in law enforcement, highly trained and properly equipped with the latest technology, allowing us to respond to the diverse number of situations that may arise.  Whether you live in Red Wing or are just visiting, our goal is to ensure that you have a safe, enjoyable experience and partake in the quality of life that makes Red Wing such a wonderful place to live and work. 

Please feel free to contact me via email with any questions or comments you may have, and most importantly, enjoy your stay in our great City.

Roger D. Pohlman
Police Chief