Public Safety

IGH PD is committed to the protection of the constitutional rights for all individuals and maintaining public order with an emphasis on respect, dignity and integrity. We want our residents and visitors to have a feeling of safety at all times. To accomplish this, we can be proactive in dealing with problems such as traffic complaints, thefts, burglaries, juvenile crime, drug problems, arson, and code enforcement issues. An important tool of community-oriented policing and public safety services is to deal with the cause of crime and problems rather than the crime or problem itself. Another important detail is that we are dedicated to providing prompt and courteous service to our entire community, while creating an atmosphere of safe and secure neighborhoods. To support this endeavor, we offer community help and information including:

  1. Resident Services
  2. Domestic Violence Prevention
  3. Business Services
  4. Crime Prevention

Home/Premise Checks

Safe Swap

Vitals App

Neighborhood Watch

home checkThis is a program where you can request the IGH PD to come check on your premise while you are out of town. These premise checks are done by our Police Officers.

How to Request

You can call our department at 651-450-2525 during regular business hours. Our department requires a minimum 72 hour notice to do these checks.

We will ask you for:

  • Your name
  • Your home address
  • When you are leaving
  • When you will return
  • If there will be any cars parked in the driveway
  • If there will be lights or radios on timers
  • Who we should contact, if we find a problem

Once we have this information, your home check will be assigned to our on-duty officers. They will check your premise during their available times.



safe swap finalInver Grove Heights residents who exchange items bought or sold online now have a public location to make legal transactions. The Swap Spot is located at the Inver Grove Heights’ Public Safety building in the customer parking lot. Swap Spots are available during regular business hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Holidays.

Helpful reminders about Swap Spots:

  • While security monitoring is in place, police officers will not be present during exchanges. If you require immediate police assistance, please call 911.
  • Swap Spots are a not a guarantee of safety, but rather used as an additional option when people want to schedule an exchange or transaction in a public place.
  • Always be mindful of your personal safety, surroundings and who you will be conducting exchanges with. Have someone accompany you as an added precaution if necessary.

Vitals Opens in new windowA Bluetooth Safety Beacon for individuals with special needs to carry with them, which helps officers and first responders best meet those needs.

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*Devices are reserved for IGH residents.

safer neighborhoodsNeighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of Neighborhood Watch Groups. The goal of the program is to reduce crime in a neighborhood and improve the quality of life in each neighborhood.

Neighborhood Watch involves:

  • Neighbors getting to know each other and working together for a common cause
  • People being trained to recognize and report suspicious activity in their neighborhoods
  • Knowing what to do to make your homes and neighborhoods a safe place to live

For more information about the Neighborhood Watch program call 651-450-2525 or send an email.