Public Safety Department

The Minnetrista Public Safety Department proudly serves the cities of Minnetrista and St. Bonifacius. The Public Safety Department consists of a Director of Public Safety, Lieutenant, two Sergeants, nine Police Officers, two Community Service Officers, and two Administrative Assistants. The Minnetrista Public Safety Department is committed to protecting life and property, providing professional police service and strengthening partnerships. 

Public Safety Staff: 

Non Emergency ContactPhone: 952-446-1131


Paul Falls, Director of Public SafetyPhone: 952-241-2554


Craig Squires, LieutenantPhone: 952-241-2555


Meet Paul Falls

Chief Falls was hired as the Public Safety Director for the City of Minnetrista in April of 2012. He is also a recent graduate of the 281st session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico Virginia. Previous to his director position, Falls was a Volunteer Reserve Officer, Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Interim Director of Public Safety with the City of Minnetrista. Falls has an Associates Degree in Law Enforcement from Hibbing Community College. He has also completed numerous courses towards a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix. Falls and his family currently reside in Mayer.

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The Minnetrista Public Safety Department recommends each family be prepared to sustain themselves with food and water for 72 hours in case of a large emergency. It is also recommended that each family consider obtaining a generator or access to a generator, due to the cold Minnesota Winters.

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