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Medicine Disposal Bags

updated: Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Medicine Disposal BagThe St. Louis Park Fire and Police departments offers free medication disposal bags to dispose of unused medications in the home. This is a good option for safe disposal of prescription medications if you or someone you care for is unable to visit a Hennepin County medicine disposal drop box.

Proper disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications prevents those chemicals from entering groundwater and drinking water, which can happen when medications are thrown away in the garbage, flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain.

Additionally, burglars often look for prescription painkillers during break-ins to either use or sell on the street. Removing these unused and expired medications from your home eliminates this possibility. Ridding your home of unused medications also reduces the risk of accidental consumption by children or pets.

Each free medication disposal bag holds up to 90 pills, 12 ounces of liquid medication or 12 transdermal patches. The bags contain activated carbon which neutralizes the medication and prevents it from contaminating groundwater and drinking water.

How to properly dispose of medication in the disposal bags:

  1. Place medication in the bag
  2. Fill the bag halfway with warm tap water
  3. Wait 30 seconds
  4. Seal and discard the bag in the garbage

Medication pickup bags are available for pickup Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at two locations: St. Louis Park Fire Station One, 3750 Wooddale Ave. S., or at the St. Louis Park Police Department, located on the south side of the parking lot of St. Louis Park City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd. Limit two per household; for home use only. Residents interested in larger quantities of bags may contact the police department at 952.924.2600 for information about purchasing the bags at cost.

Hennepin County also has six drop box locations to safely dispose of large or small quantities of medications. View Hennepin County medicine disposal drop box locations and hours.

Property Room

updated: Thursday, December 01, 2016

The property room is open by appointment only. Call Sergeant Dan Meyer at (952) 924-2609 to inquire about property or to schedule an appointment to retrieve your property.

Emergency Help - Call 911

updated: Monday, March 13, 2017

Emergency assistance is available to you every day of the year, 24 hours a day. Dial 911 if you need the immediate assistance of a police officer, firefighter or paramedic. If you are dialing from a pay phone, you do not need to deposit coins. To help the dispatcher send appropriate help, try to remain calm so you can describe the problem. (If you...

Getting Fingerprinted

updated: Monday, April 10, 2017

Fingerprints for employment, adoption and naturalization purposes are taken by a community service officer for St. Louis Park residents. The fee for fingerprints is $25 for the first set, and $5 per card thereafter. To schedule an appointment, call Community Service Coordinator Eric Lincoln at (952) 924-2125.

Paying a Traffic Ticket

A Hearing Officer works for the Violations Bureau at the District Court. A Hearing Officer has the authority to settle a number of designated violations on behalf of the City of St. Louis Park. If you choose to see a Hearing Officer, the Hearing Officer will review your driving record, the citation you’ve received and listen to your version of...

Obtaining a Police Report

updated: Monday, April 03, 2017

The St. Louis Park Police Department strictly adheres to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act which classifies data as public, private and/or confidential. You may be asked to provide picture identification and/or written authorization from the party(ies) involved in order to obtain a police report. For more information on the Minnesota Government...

Neighborhood Speeding/Stop Signs

updated: Monday, April 03, 2017

Neighborhood speeding and rolling stops are two of the top citizen complaints; they are also two of the most difficult problems to address. Posting an officer at an intersection may penalize drivers that day but does not seem to lead to long term change. Complicating the issue is the fact that 70 percent of the violators are not "other people&...

Non-Emergency help - Call (952) 924-2618

updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sometimes you need police assistance; however, help does not need to arrive within minutes. In these cases, call (952) 924-2618. Your call still goes to the Emergency Communications Center, but dispatchers know that your call is not life-threatening.

In non-emergency situations, a squad car may be dispatched as soon as an officer is free or you may be asked to wait until the officer who is familiar with your neighborhood or the particular matter is available.

Prosecuting Crimes

updated: Thursday, December 01, 2016

The Hennepin County Attorney serves as the chief prosecutor of all adult felony and juvenile crimes in Hennepin County. (St. Louis Park is one of 46 cities within Hennepin County.) For more information, visit

The City Attorney prosecutes all misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor crimes. To contact the city attorney, call (612) 333-7007.

Gun Permits

updated: Thursday, December 01, 2016

Individuals seeking a permit to purchase a handgun may pick up an application at the Police Department.  Applicants must live in St. Louis Park and provide a photo ID verifying residency. The review/approval takes approximately 7-10 days and permits are valid for one year. Application forms are also available at: Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application...

Police Station Tours

updated: Monday, April 03, 2017

Group tours of the police station can be arranged by contacting Community Service Officer Coordinator Eric Lincoln at (952) 924-2125.

Reporting Crime

updated: Monday, February 06, 2017

To report a past crime or incident, call the non-emergency line at (952) 924-2618 or stop by the police station at 3015 Raleigh Ave. S. If you visit the police station, you may have to allow time for an officer to drive back to the station to take the report. Please note: only incidents that occurred in St. Louis Park can be reported to the St....

Home Premise Survey

updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Upon request, a community outreach officer will visit a home to advise homeowners on steps they can take to improve home security and reduce the likelihood of burglary. To request a home premise survey, call 952.924.2661.

County curfew law in effect

updated: Thursday, December 01, 2016

The curfew law specifies when a juvenile should be at home. During curfew hours, juveniles are not permitted in any public place (including streets, parks, movie theaters, restaurants, parking lots or any car in a public place). Although it always extends to 5 am, the curfew start time depends on the age of the juvenile and the day of the week:

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St. Louis Park, MN 55416
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