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Breitung Township has hired a new Police Chief. Daniel Reing has begun his new position as of November 1st, 2021.  His first 2 weeks he will be doing orientation.  After that, please feel free to call him or come by and introduce yourself.

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 teaches D.A.R.E. at Tower-Soudan Elementary and the Truth About Drugs at the Vermilion Country School each school year.

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.

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Breitung Township

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

Breitung Police Department

Chief Dan Reing (FT)

Lieutenant Open Position (FT)

Officer George Burger (PT)
Officer Keith Nyman (PT)
Officer Jim Battin (PT)
Officer Cody Vail (PT)
Officer Brad Roy (PT)

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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