Internal Services Bureau

The Internal Services Bureau supports the Chief's Administrative Detail, Internal Services, Field Services, Criminal Investigations, Community Services and Emergency Communication and Technology Bureaus of the department through management of personnel, finances, information, technology and equipment.

Administrative Services Division

The Administrative Services Division is comprised of the following functions:

Personnel Section: The Personnel Section monitors all personnel records, and processes all transactions involving personnel. The Human Resources Department provides the staff for the Personnel Section.

Finance/Payroll Section: The Finance/Payroll Section prepares the budget, processes payrolls, procures supplies and controls all department finances. The Finance Department provides the staff for the Finance/Payroll Section.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The Employee Assistance Program provides assistance to employees, their families and significant others.

Research and Development Unit: The Research and Development Unit develops, implements, and evaluates new and existing programs, policies, technologies and equipment management.

Equipment Management: The Police Equipment Coordinator oversees the management of the fleet, portable radios and other departmental communications equipment. The Public Works Department provides the staff for equipment management.

Recruitment/Field Training Program: The Recruitment Unit identifies and recruits candidates to become Minneapolis police officers. The Field Training Program trains and evaluates recruit officers in the field after they have completed recruit school.

Learn more about Field Training Program.

Background Investigations: Background Investigation Unit is responsible for conducting background investigations on all individuals applying for employment with the MPD and some positions with the City of Minneapolis. Background investigations are done to ensure quality employees and to comply with security guidelines.

Learn more about the Background Investigations Unit.

Training Unit: The Training Unit includes the Field Training Officer (FTO) program, in-service and pre-service training, range and background / recruitment, TRACKER and fitness functions for the MPD. The Training Unit also coordinates training and oversees the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit.

Identification Division

The Identification Division is comprised of the following functions:

Field Operations Unit: The Field Operations Unit conducts crime scene examinations including the collection, preservation and limited analysis of evidence. Other functions of the unit include sketching and preparation of charts, forensic photography and video, latent print development and identification and black and white photo processing.

Photo Lab Function: The Photo Lab Function processes identification, crime scene and administrative photos. This Function also maintains cameras and VARDA alarms.

Crime Lab Section: The Crime Lab Section conducts firearm and toolmark examinations, firearm proximity and function testing, and restores obliterated serial numbers. The Section examines questioned and fraudulent documents and makes handwriting comparisons.

Forensic Garage Function: The Forensic Garage Function examines and photographs all large items, such as vehicles or safes, for possible evidence.

Support Services Division

The Support Services Division is comprised of the following functions:

Property and Evidence Section: The Property and Evidence Section stores all lost or recovered stolen property and property held as evidence and coordinates property disposal or its return to owners when it is no longer needed for evidence. Section personnel enter all property into the CAPRS system, tag and mark each item and store the property in its appropriate storage location.

Records Information Section: The Records Information Section advises the public and supplies data in complex situations involving expertise in data practices. The section receives and responds to subpoenas, court ordered expungements and other legal documents. The section maintains a central filing system of all Offense, Arrest, and Traffic Accident Reports. The Section also maintains files on arrested persons and operates the MINCIS/NCIC Computer System. The Section coordinates CAPRS report dissemination.

Learn more about the Records Information Section.

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Last updated Sep 27, 2011



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