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Willmar Police Department

July 30, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune
Officer Sam Schaefbauer and police K-9 Major walk through the office at the Willmar Police Department Friday. They both recently went through multiple weeks of training and the pair officially began working together this past month.play button
Officer Major reporting for duty
July 30, 2018 - 10:03am
July 8, 2018
James Young, 42, left, and Michelle Young, 44, husband and wife, died in a car-motorcycle crash Saturday, July 7, 2018, near Hawick.
Husband, wife killed in crash outside Hawick Saturday
July 8, 2018 - 6:22pm
July 7, 2018
July 7 story: Two killed in crash outside Hawick Saturday
July 7, 2018 - 8:05pm
May 29, 2018
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Christensen a new Willmar patrol officer
May 29, 2018 - 12:21pm
May 24, 2018
Level 3 offender moving to Willmar next week
May 24, 2018 - 5:08am
March 27, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Willmar Police Officer Tony La Patka watches for the active shooter during a drill at Lakeland Elementary school on Monday. Officers from the Willmar Police Department were able conduct active shooter scenarios at the elementary school while the students were out of the building for their spring break.
Willmar police train to prepare for school shootings
March 27, 2018 - 8:46am
March 26, 2018
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune file photo

Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt reviews a brochure from WatchGuard, the company the police department will be purchasing 24 body cameras from. Felt hopes to have the new cameras up and running in spring 2018.
Willmar PD body cameras expected next month
March 26, 2018 - 10:41am
March 12, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Officer Alex Anderson carries his lunch tray while first-grade student Kennsy De Jesus Barajas purchases her lunch Thursday in the Kennedy Elementary School cafeteria in Willmar.
An arresting good time: 'Lunch with a Cop' events happening at Willmar elementary schools
March 12, 2018 - 7:02am
January 31, 2018
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune

Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog, left, and Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt presented information last week on the new body camera policies being established for their respective agencies.
Local body camera policies closely follow state model
January 31, 2018 - 6:34am
January 19, 2018
Forum News Service file photo

A Duluth police officer, shown in this 2014 file photo, presses a button on her body camera to begin recording. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office and the Willmar Police Department will conduct a public hearing next week on a policy governing their use of body cameras.
Public hearing on body cameras set Tuesday for Willmar, Kandiyohi County
January 19, 2018 - 6:51am
January 16, 2018
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City orders steps for Willmar dog owner to reclaim pet, avoid animal being euthanized
January 16, 2018 - 6:20am
December 20, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Officer Sam Schaefbauer and Major walk back into the Willmar Police Department after playing outside Monday. play button
K-9 Officer Major arrives in Willmar
December 20, 2017 - 8:10pm
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
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