The Support Division provides critical behind the scenes support to the Police Administration, Community Engagement and Operations Divisions. Core functions include Accounting, Building Maintenance, Department Training, Fleet Maintenance, Information Desk Services, Professional Standards, Property & Evidence Services and Records & Reports Services.
The Support Division consists of 1 Commander, 1 Lieutenant, 2 Sergeants, 1 Building Maintenance Supervisor and 4 Non Sworn Supervisors that oversee the personnel that provide these vital department services.
The St. Cloud Police Department recently implemented the use of Body Worn Camera’s (BWC’s) after a thorough research process including the development of a policy. These BWCs, and the policies directing their use, directly support the mission of the St. Cloud Police Department. The St. Cloud Police Department’s implementation of BWCs demonstrate a continued commitment to providing highly effective and transparent public safety services.
The policy below was developed in accordance with the requirements in Minnesota Statutes 13.825 and 626.8473. The St. Cloud Police Department is committed to these guidelines and the approved BWC policy reflects that commitment. Minnesota Statute 13.825 provides guidelines to law enforcement agencies for BWC data classification, retention of data, authorization of access to data, inventory of BWC’s, sharing data among agencies, and biennial audits.
For more information, please review the St. Cloud Police Department’s Body Worn Camera Policy and the General Records Retention Schedule for Minnesota Cities in accordance with MN Statute.
Body Worn Camera Video Request
To request Body Camera Video please complete the St. Cloud Police Department's Body Worn Camera Video Request Form.
The completed form needs to be returned to the SCPD Front Desk:
St. Cloud Police Department
101 11th Avenue North
St. Cloud, MN 56379
The St. Cloud Police Department has adopted the use of facial recognition software to accomplish the following objectives:
- To assist in the identification of an individual or individuals when an officer has reasonable, articulable suspicion to believe the individual or individuals has/have committed a crime or is/are involved in or planning a criminal offense.
- To assist in the identification of potential witnesses and/or victims of a crime.
- To assist in the identification of a person who lacks capacity or is otherwise unable to identify themselves (such as an incapacitated, deceased, or otherwise at-risk person).
- To assist in the tracking and potential identification of a person, using Verkada Command camera software or similar software, when an officer has reasonable, articulable suspicion to believe the person has committed a crime or is known to have a warrant for their arrest.
- To mitigate an imminent threat to health or safety through short-term situational awareness surveillance or other means.
- To support law enforcement in critical incident responses and special events.
Facial Recognition Technology involves the ability to examine and compare distinguishing characteristics of a human face using biometric algorithms contained within a software application. This technology can be a valuable investigative tool to detect and prevent criminal activity, reduce an imminent threat to health or safety, and assist in the identification of persons unable to identify themselves or deceased persons. The St. Cloud Police Department has established access and use of facial recognition software to support the investigative efforts of law enforcement.
The St. Cloud Police Department prohibits access to and the use of facial recognition software for the following purposes:
- Non-law enforcement purposes (including but not limited to personal purposes);
- Any purpose that violates the U.S. Constitution or laws of the United States, including the protections of the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments;
- Prohibiting or deterring the lawful individual exercise of other rights, such as freedom of association, implied by and secured by the U.S. Constitution or any other constitutionally protected right or attribute;
- Harassing and/or intimidating any individual or group; and
- Any other access, use, disclosure, or retention that would violate applicable law, regulation, or policy.
For more information, please review the St. Cloud Police Department's Facial Recognition Software Policy.
Property and Evidence