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) 2012 Chevy Tahoe 4x4
- (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 (Tahoes), (1) Kustom Golden Eagle radar (Charger), Stop Sticks, Mossberg 12 gauge shotguns, M16 rifles, Zoll AEDs, and Alco Sensor IV PBTs.
Officers are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.