The Administrative Department handles the day-to-day operations of the department. It consists of the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police and three civilian personnel.

Records Management Unit

In addition to handling the department budget and fleet, the Administrative Department is also home to the Records Management Unit. 

The unit is responsible for a wide variety of duties including:

  • Providing essential administrative support and services to Investigations, Patrol and Police Administration.
  • Accurately processing, maintaining, and disseminating all police records that include confidential, private and sensitive data pursuant to Minnesota's Data Practices laws.
  • Completing case referrals to the Northfield City Attorney's Office and Rice County Attorney's Office for review of criminal charges.
  • Providing customer service to the general public and other government agencies in person at the Northfield Police Department lobby and over the phone.