Long Prairie Police Department

Front row: Ryan Hanson, Melissa Morazan, Lateshia Harden, Joesph    
Rivera Robles, Amber Pearcy    
Back row: Dan Lueth, Justin Gotheir, Preston Oetterer, Trevor Larson, Cody Vail, Rodger    

The Long Prairie Police Department is comprised of six full-time and six part-time police officers. The department provides “around the clock” service to the community.

The Police Department is located at Long Praire City Hall, 615 Lake Street South, Long Prairie, MN 56347.

The Officers of this Department are committed to providing a variety of services and programs.  We are actively involved in both community safety events, as well as educational services from pre-school to our valued seniors.

The Long Prairie Police Department is dedicated to its partnership with the citizens of Long Prairie in keeping our community safe and a great place to live.

Police Chief:

  • Ryan Hanson

Patrol Officers:

Full Time

  • Trevor Larson
  • Melissa Morazan
  • Rodger Lowe
  • Justin Gotheir
  • Jeremy Puff


Police Administrative Assistant:

  • Amber Pearcy

Part Time

  • Dan Lueth
  • Joesph Rivera Robles
  • Cody Vail
  • Lateshia Harden

Contact Information

Long Prairie Police Department    
615 Lake Street South    
Long Prairie, MN  56347

Phone:  (320)732-2156    
FAX:  (320)732-2847    
Email:  longprairie.pd@state.mn.us

Normal Office Hours:  (Monday - Friday)  7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Police Coverage: 24 Hours

*Effective 1-1-2018    
To speak directly to the on-duty officer, dial (320)732-2156, and then push "0" when you hear the prompts.

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What to do for Suspicious Incidents

Suspicious incidents occur when someone observes activity that is odd for what is normal of the neighborhood or the surrounding circumstances. It is when attention is drawn to a person's conduct that is unusual, different, odd, dangerous, appears wrongful, or just-not-right under the circumstances. Suspicious activity is an occurrence that is out of place and should not be happening in the neighborhood under normal circumstances. If you observe any suspicious activity, you should IMMEDIATELY CALL THE POLICE anytime you are unsure if someone or something appears not to fit in your neighborhood. Use your gut feeling, if it doesn’t seem right, just call and the Police will attempt to find out what is happening.

What is Neighborhood Watch?

A watchful neighborhood is key to preventing crime because many criminals are discouraged if they might be observed. Information that you or your neighbors give the police about suspicious activities can result in quicker and more successful solutions.

Neighborhood Watch Information

How to Start a Neighborhood Watch

Portable Recording Systems (Body Cameras)

The Long Prairie Police Department may provide the Long Prairie Police Department peace officers with portable recording systems for use during the performance of their duties.  The use of portable recording systems is intended to enhance the mission of the Department by accurately capturing contacts between Department peace officers and the public.  It is the policy to authorize and require the use of department-issued portable recording systems as set forth below, and to administer portable recording systems data as provided by law.

Download the full policy here.