Police Department

The Morris Police Department consists of 7 sworn personnel, two civilian positions, and the Chief of Police.  They are responsible for enforcing local city and state and federal laws.  The department provides service 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.  The department is located in the Stevens County Courthouse.

Reggie Welle

Police Chief

Our Mission

The primary goal of the Morris Police Department is to provide for the security of persons and property within the community. This is accomplished through a high-quality police service dedicated to the protection of life and property, suppression of crime, apprehension of offenders, service to its citizens, and through public knowledge and confidence that professional and capable assistance is immediately available in times of emergency.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Morris Police Department is currently accepting applications to fill an immediate Police Officer opening and for a hiring list for upcoming openings. Opportunities within our department include patrol, narcotics, investigations, SWAT, and more. Officer salary ranges from $23.28-$32.31, plus night differential. Officers with experience may receive higher starting pay. Morris is located in West-Central Minnesota, with ample fishing and hunting opportunity and other outdoor activities. Morris has a diverse community that consists of a small-town feeling with a college campus. Holiday pay, uniform allowance, tuition reimbursement, and a well-being program are some of the highlights included in the benefits package. Schedule consists of 5-on, 5-off, 2-on, 2-off and every other weekend off. Must either be P.O.S.T. licensed or eligible. Application and questionnaire can be obtained below. Application packet (application, questionnaires, cover letter, and resume) may be submitted via e-mail at mpd@co.stevens.mn.us, by dropping off at the Morris Police Department or by mail at Morris Police Department, P.O. Box 245, Morris, MN  56267.  The application packet must be received by 4:00 pm on September 17, 2021. The City of Morris is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact

Morris Police Department

400 Colorado Avenue
Morris, MN 56267

320-208-6500
320-589-1157 – Fax
 mpd@co.stevens.mn.us
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FAQs

How do I pay a parking ticket?

Parking tickets can be paid at the Morris City Hall located at 610 Oregon Avenue, Morris, MN 56267. 
For hours and more information please contact City Hall by phone at 320-589-3141 or email cityhall@ci.morris.mn.us.

Where does medication go that I do not need?

You can drop unneeded medication in the lobby of the Law Enforcement Center, located at 400 Colorado Avenue, Morris, MN 56267. 
Please no syringes.

How do I get a Specialized Vehicle Permit?

You can complete the Specialized Vehicle Permit Application here.

How do I get a Permit to Purchase?

You can complete the Permit to Purchase Application here.

How can I go on a ride along?

You can arrange a ride along by calling the Morris Police Department at 320-208-6500.

Where do I go to sign up for CodeRed?

You can sign up for CodeRed here.

What is the current snow alert city ordinance?

Subd. 1. Definitions. For purposes of this Section:

A. “Snow Alert”means a condition created on roadways within the City because of the presence of snow, freezing rain, sleet, ice or snowdrifts thereon, or other natural phenomenon which, in the judgment of the individual declaring it, creates or is likely to create hazardous road conditions or impede or is likely to impede the free movement of fire, health, police, emergency or other vehicular traffic when the same has been duly declared by the City Manager or designee thereof.

B. “Street”means any street, avenue, alley or other public road or way within the City.

C. “Media”means all radio and television stations having studios in Stevens County, Minnesota.

D. “Vehicle”means every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a street or highway, and includes but is not limited to automobiles, vans, trucks, buses, motorcycles, bicycles, recreational vehicles, tractors, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and trailers.

Subd. 2. Parking of Vehicles.

A. Declaration.Upon the existence of a snow alert, the City Manager or designee thereof may declare that a snow alert exists, whereupon such person shall notify the media no later than 5:00 P.M. the day before the provisions hereof shall take effect, and request that such media give notice of such snow alert to the community. The provisions of this Section governing parking during a snow alert shall become effective at 12:00 midnight the day of the declaration and be in effect for 24 hours. A snow alert may be terminated before the expiration of 24 hours by giving notice to the media. The snow alert may be extended for an additional day by giving notice to the media no later than 5:00 P.M. the day before the extension takes effect.

B. Unlawful Acts During Snow Alert.It is unlawful for any person, except physicians on emergency calls or drivers of emergency vehicles, to park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any street within the City for the duration of the snow alert. Proof that a person or entity was the owner or lessee of a vehicle at the time of an alleged violation of this Section shall constitute prima facie evidence that such owner or lessee is the person or entity that committed the violation. If a vehicle is parked in violation of this Section, it shall continue to be in violation until it is removed, notwithstanding that the snow alert may have expired, and each day of an ongoing violation shall constitute a separate offense.