Public Safety

Mankato Department of Public Safety

Leading the way delivering efficient and responsive public safety services for the greater good of the community and region.

The city of Mankato's Public Safety Center, 710 South Front Street.

The Mankato Department of Public Safety consists of police, fire and emergency management services and is committed to the service model of community governance. Staff works in partnership with city departments, the residential and business community, and other governmental and non-profit agencies to reduce crime, provide a sense of safety and security, and improve the quality of life for those who visit, live and work in the city of Mankato and the region. 

Staff are co-located for the first time ever at Mankato's Public Safety Center. Learn more about the building. Check back often for updates and information about services; crime information; prevention tips; and how to be involved with the Mankato Department of Public Safety through volunteer opportunities.

Did you know most public safety emergencies in the home are preventable?  Help us help you by having a home inspection to learn safety tips to prevent fire and crime.  Contact customer service staff at 311 or 507-387-8600 about scheduling a crime prevention inspection from police or a home safety assessment from fire staff.  Or, request inspection appointments online.  This program serves people in owner-occupied homes in Mankato.

For questions or more information, contact staff at 311 or 507-387-8600. To report a crime or a fire, dial 911, or complete an online police report.

Mankato police calls for service map

The Mankato Department of Public Safety has identified the need for crime mapping software and has been authorized by the Mankato City Council to submit an application for the federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program. Learn more, and give "your take."

Drug drop box
The city of Mankato's drug drop box is available 24-hours a day at the Public Safety Center, 710 South Front Street, to the public for anonymous and safe disposal of prescription and non-prescription medications. This document details what is and isn't accepted. A drug drop box is also available at the Blue Earth County Justice Center, 401 Carver Road, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Within the past year, city of Mankato and Blue Earth County annual collection totals nearly doubled at 2,664 pounds of medicine collected (compared to 1,700 pounds collected in 2012).

Mankato active warrant list October 13, 2014
Mankato Department of Public Safety arrests entered September 2014
Volunteer with the city of Mankato’s Community Emergency Response Team
Volunteers with CERT provide critical assistance needed in the case of a disaster such as a flood or tornado and assist during large city events.