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Breitung Township has hired a new Police Chief. Daniel Reing has begun his new position as of November 1st, 2021.  Please feel free to call him or come by and introduce yourself.

**Many of our Breitung residents are seasonal while others may travel during the year. Our police department is happy to complete house checks on your residences while you are away. Please call our police department at

218-753-6660 if you will be out of the area and would like us to watch your residence. Safe travels!

Breitung Township is always accepting applications for part time police officers. Please see the job description below, and if interested-please print of a job application, and send by email to

Breitung Police Application for Employment

For Permit to Purchase/Transfer Applications please click on either of the links below.  Once you have completed the application, please contact the police department via phone or email to submit application.

Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application-Receipt Permit to Purchase-Transfer

Fillable PDF-Permit to Purchase

The Breitung Police Department serves the residents and visitors of Breitung Township. The City of Tower also contracts with Breitung Police Department for police coverage. Breitung Police Department also assists the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Enforcement Division, and the Boundary Waters Drug Task Force on calls.

The Breitung Police Department also works additional shifts as part of the Toward Zero Deaths traffic safety program through the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety. These shifts focus on impaired driving, speed, seatbelt use, and distracted driving.

The Breitung Police Department uses the following equipment:

  • (1) 2017 Ford Explorer
  • 2014 Arctic Cat Bearcat Snowmobile (Shared with Fire Department)

Squads are equipped with Panasonic Toughbook computers, Watchguard Cameras, (2) Stalker DSR radars, Stop Sticks, Mossberg 12-gauge shotguns, Zoll AEDs, and Alco Sensor IV PBTs.

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Breitung Township

Office Hours Noon- 4:00PM
Tuesday • Wednesday • Thursday

Breitung Police Department

Chief Dan Reing

Officer James Vukad
Officer Keith Nyman
Officer Jim Battin
Officer Trace Swanson
Officer Brad Roy

41 1st Ave.
Soudan, MN 55782

Mailing Address: PO Box 6
Soudan, MN 55782

Phone: (218) 753-6660
Fax: (218) 753-2407

Non-Emergency Dispatch:
(218) 742-9825

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