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Willmar Police Department

December 11, 2017
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune

Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt reviews a brochure from WatchGuard, the company from which the Police Department will be purchasing 24 body cameras. Felt hopes to have the new cameras up and running in spring 2018.
Willmar police to have body cameras early next year after policy established
December 11, 2017 - 6:55am
November 27, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Axel, the Willmar Police Department’s K9, peers out of Officer Chris Flatten’s police car Nov. 17 at the Willmar Police Department.
Willmar PD to welcome new K9 officer
November 27, 2017 - 5:38am
August 25, 2017
Tribune file photo 

Willmar police responded to a report of suicidal man July 23 in Willmar and the call ended with two officers shooting the male who had a gun. A month later, both the officers involved are back on duty and the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is wrapping up the investigation.
Willmar officers involved in shooting back on duty; BCA investigation continues into police response to suicidal man with gun
August 25, 2017 - 10:09am
August 17, 2017
Tribune file photo

Jennifer Mendoza raises her hand to ask Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt, left, and Francisco Ortiz a question  during a "Policing in Diverse Communities” seminar held in Willmar in February. The Willmar Human Rights Commission is working with local law enforcement to try and ease fears some in the community have about Immigration and Custom Enforcement, or ICE, and how far local law enforcement partners with the federal agency.
Easing fears about ICE a focus of Willmar Human Rights Commission
August 17, 2017 - 7:15pm
July 30, 2017
File Photo / TribuneThe Willmar Police Department have had no problems with their Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles in regards to carbon monoxide leaks. The department has been using the Ford model since 2015.
No carbon monoxide problems reported by Willmar PD, Federal probe expanded on Interceptors
July 30, 2017 - 8:37pm
July 24, 2017
Jake Schultz / Tribune

Two officers from the Willmar Police Department remain on standard leave as the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigates a shooting Sunday on the 400 block of 11th Street Northwest of Willmar. Dash cam video did not capture the events in the backyard of the home, and the city of Willmar is still in the process of equipping officers with body cameras.
Officer-involved shootings rare in Willmar
July 24, 2017 - 9:54pm
July 23, 2017
Willmar Police and Minnesota State Patrol officers respond to what was reported as an officer-involved shooting Sunday on the 400 block of 11th Street Northwest of Willmar. Personnel from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension also responded to the scene. 
Jake Schultz / Tribune
Update: Officer-involved shooting reported Sunday in Willmar
July 23, 2017 - 11:05pm
March 29, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Willmar Police Department Chief Jim Felt holds a Taser stun gun with a training cartridge. A use-of-force simulator the department has requested the city purchase would include mockups of several weapons an officer might use on duty, including a stun gun, pepper spray and baton.
Willmar PD seeks use-of-force simulator
March 29, 2017 - 6:54am
March 23, 2017
Quilt for a cop at Willmar Middle School
March 23, 2017 - 11:40am
February 25, 2017
Jeffery Nunez, left, and Kayden Gillum talk Thursday to Willmar Police Department Capt. Michael Anderson during lunch at Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar. Willmar officers visited both Roosevelt and Kennedy schools for lunch. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
Lunch with a Cop
February 25, 2017 - 6:07am
February 15, 2017
Duluth man charged with Willmar assault
February 15, 2017 - 6:51am
December 20, 2016
Boy, 11, suspended over alleged gun threats to alternative program in Willmar
December 20, 2016 - 6:01am
December 5, 2016
Willmar police officer escapes injury in early-morning rollover crash
December 5, 2016 - 3:36pm
November 14, 2016
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Willmar PD updates camera system
November 14, 2016 - 6:08am
Willmar child, 6, dies after TV falls on him
October 14, 2016 - 3:32pm
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