Serving The Cities of Independence and Maple Plain

West Hennepin Public Safety Department

Welcome to the West Hennepin Public Safety Department Website.  If this is an emergency-please call 9-1-1.

Winter Parking & Driving

City of Maple Plain - Winter parking ordinance is in effect from November 1, - April 15.  No parking is allowed on public streets between the hours of 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. 

City of Independence - From November 1 through April 15 of each year and between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. it is unlawful to park or permit to be parked, or continue to park or permit to stand, any vehicle upon any city street.

Following a snowfall of 3 inches or more in depth, it shall be unlawful to park or permit to be parked, or to continue to park or permit to stand, any vehicle upon any street until the snow has been plowed from the street or the same has been otherwise disposed of.

***Please also be aware it is illegal to push snow onto the roadways per state law: 160.2715 Right-of-Way Use***

What is CodeRED and why is it important to me? CodeRED is an emergency notification service that allows emergency officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email and social media regarding time-sensitive general and emergency notifications. Only authorized officials have access to the CodeRED system.

 When will CodeRED be used? Any message regarding the safety, property or welfare of the community will be disseminated using the CodeRED system. These may include AMBER alerts, notifications of hazardous traffic or road conditions, boil water advisories or evacuation notices.


Sign up for CodeRED by clicking on the "Get It Now" link above

Office: (763) 479-0500
Fax: (763) 479-0504 

Highway 12 Safety Coalition

Free Gun Lock Kits

Provided in partnership with Project ChildSafe, each kit contains a safety curriculum and a cable-style gunlock that securely stores your firearms. The locks fit on most types of handguns, rifles and shotguns. The goal is to prevent a child or any other unauthorized person from accessing a firearm in your home.

All citizens interested are encouraged to stop at West Hennepin Public Safety to pick up their free gunlock.

Crime Prevention

West Hennepin Public Safety strives to keep the citizens of Maple Plain and Independence safe and up-to-date with current trends and technology. In May of 2016, WHPS received a community partnership grant from Center Point Energy for a moveable speed detection sign. The speed sign can be programmed to flash at different speeds and also has the ability to collect speed and traffic flow data.

If you would like to request the sign be placed in a problem area please contact WHPS.

West Hennepin Public Safety officers work extremely hard trying to prevent crime but do not do it alone. West Hennepin regularly receives tips from concerned citizens that may see something out of the ordinary that West Hennepin officers have not yet seen. Often times tips leed to arrests including drunk drivers, seizures of narcotics and damage to property. Educating citizens with crime prevention information has helped West Hennepin solve many cases.

Please contact our office or if the issue is a life safety concern call 911 .

Painted reminders to fasten your seatbelts were recently added to strategic driveway exits around the Maple Plain and Independence area. The awareness program, part of MN DOTs Towards Zero Deaths initiative was brought to the community as part of the Highway 12 Safety Coalition and its chairman, West Hennepin Public Safety Director Gary Kroells.

The reminders were spray painted with permission of the property owners on August 31, 2016 by National Honor Society students as one of their Community Service projects. Headed by NHS student Derek Spencer with Nathan Moe and Cameron Baker, Derek’s team painted 17 of the reminders in 12 separate locations. The stencil was supplied by MNDOT, the paint was provided by RBC Wealth Management in Minnetonka.

Chief Kroells stated, “ With the hard work of these National Honor Society Students and the leadership of Brad Spencer these buckle up reminders were placed around our communities to save lives”. 

Office Hours: M-F 
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

West Hennepin Public Safety Mission is to protect and serve the citizens of Maple Plain and Independence in a professional and compassionate manner. These core values shall serve as a foundation and form the basis of all functions of West Hennepin Public Safety as we fulfill our mission:

              Honor     Courage    Common Sense    Respect & Dignity    Loyalty    Fairness    Trust

Buckle Up 


Contact Us     
1918 County Road 90
Maple Plain, MN 55359 

Child Safety Seat Program

3 out of 4 child seats are improperly installed.

WHPS provides a free inspection of your child seat to ensure proper installation and maximum safety.  Contact us today to set up an appointment.