Serving The Cities of Independence and Maple Plain
Welcome to the West Hennepin Public Safety Department Website. If this is an emergency-please call 9-1-1.
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
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.
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
1918 County Road 90
Maple Plain, MN 55359
Join neighbors across Maple Plain and Independence on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 for the 8th Annual Night to Unite in Minnesota. Sponsored by the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association, AAA of Minnesota/Iowa, and local law enforcement agencies, Night to Unite will celebrate and strengthen neighborhood and community partnerships.
Night to Unite is designed to:
1. Get to know one another in your neighborhood;
2. Build neighborhood involvement by bringing police and communities together; and
3. Bring awareness to crime prevention and local law enforcement efforts!