Minnesota at a glance

Population by race and Hispanic origin

States in this database with the most similarly-sized populations

Full-time law enforcement staff in Minnesota

  • 399 Agencies
  • 9,972 Officers
  • 5,723 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 1.75 Minnesota
  • 2.2 National average

Federal grant funding

USA Spending grants to Minnesota at the state level have not yet been reviewed, please check back soon. To see grant funding to cities and counties within Minnesota, scroll down to the “Cities and counties we’re monitoring” section of this page. 

Military equipment transfers

We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency, or transfer data for this state has not yet been reviewed by our staff. This state may have also acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs which is not reported here.

Police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data last updated June 1, 2023

This is state-level data, not an aggregate of city and county information.


We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in policy changes and $825,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Year Description Outcome

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota (ACLU-MN) won a lawsuit that prevents Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) officers from attacking or arresting known journalists reporting at protests unless they are committing a crime. It also requires that the affected journalists be paid a total of $825,000.

The ACLU-MN originally brought the case as a result of journalists being attacked and arrested by MSP officers during the racial justice in 2020 and 2021, that arose from the murder of George Floyd. The $825,000 settlement and a permanent injunction by a federal judge will prevent MSP officers from arresting or threatening to arrest journalists, in addition to preventing MSP officers from seizing recording equipment, telling journalists to disperse, and using chemical agents against journalists. The settlement also requires officers to wear body cameras, prominently display their name and badge number, and participate in training on media treatment and First Amendment rights. Lasty, the settlement requires the deployment of a media ombudsman and liaison during future civil unrest.

Policy changes

Counties and cities we’re monitoring in Minnesota

Data was last updated September 6, 2022


Counties monitored in: Minnesota
Funding Misconduct and Settlements
County Population Grant funding found Military equipment value Consent decree Public misconduct database Settlements
No Counties monitored in state


Cities monitored in: Minnesota
Funding Misconduct and Settlements
City Population Officers per 1000 people Grant funding found Military equipment value Consent decree Public misconduct database Settlements
Brooklyn Center 33109 1.49 $49,027.35 $0.00 No 1 settlement with policy changes and compensation totaling $3,250,000.00
Minneapolis 425104 1.77 $13,883,728.36 $0.00 No 9 settlements with compensation totaling $32,422,900.00
St. Louis Park 49500 1.48 $121,848.05 $0.00 No None found
St. Paul 303160 2.45 $16,997,934.17 $706,085.00 No None found
Worthington 13838 2.62 $0.00 $4,990.00 No 1 settlement with compensation totaling $590,000.00