About Us & Programs

Police CarThe New Brighton Department of Public Safety is rich with history and tradition, from the first Town Marshall to the current complement of police officers and firefighters our history lives through our people. Many long-time residents remember the Police Department of the 1940s and many of the former officers.

In 2000 the Police and Fire Departments merged to form the New Brighton Department of Public Safety. The Public Safety department has become a model other communities attempt to replicate due to its extremely cost-effective and efficient way of providing coordinated public safety services to the residents, businesses, and visitors.

This section provides information on the history of the department from its modest beginnings to the current cadre of highly trained, equipped, and skilled officers, as well as information on crime statistics, and the rich history of the department.

To meet the needs of those we serve, we offer a variety of programs focused on keeping our community safe. Featured below are just a few of the programs which we offer to assist our community.

  1. Fingerprinting

Fingerprinting in New Brighton

Fingerprinting at the Public Safety Center is offered on Thursdays from 8:30 am to 9:30 am Fingerprinting is free of charge to people who live or work in the City of New Brighton (proof required). For those that do not live or work in the City of New Brighton, the cost is $25 cash or check only (no credit cards). Face coverings are required.

Other Fingerprinting Options

  • Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center Phone: 651-266-9585
  • Washington County Sheriff's Office Phone: 651-430-7600
  • Mobile Electronic Fingerprinting Phone: 952-595-5800 (located in Bloomington)
  • Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Fingerprints for employment purposes in MN only
  • Hennepin County Public Safety Facility (Only Hennepin Co Residents) 612-348-5112
  1. History
  1. Awards
  1. Ramsey County Traffic Safety Initiative
  1. Project Lifesaver/Safetynet