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Legal Topics: Police

Statutes: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)

  • Minnesota Statutes, Index Topic, Peace Officers.
  • Minnesota Rules, Index Topic, Peace Officers.
  • Resources, Minnesota: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Legal Division, responsible for delivering professional, comprehensive legal training to over 85 federal law enforcement agencies. Links to their training manuals.
  • Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, a professional association for peace officers.
  • Miranda Warnings and Police Questioning, from FindLaw.
  • Police Misconduct and Civil Rights, from FindLaw.
  • For books in the Law Library, search our online catalog for the Subject Keyword: Police.
  • Department websites (selected):

  • Duluth Police Department.
  • Minneapolis Police Department.
  • Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
  • Rochester Police Department.
  • Saint Paul Police Department.
  • Find Legal Help:

  • CAIR Minnesota Free Brief Advice Legal Clinic. The overall goal of CAIR-MN is to ensure that the rights guaranteed to everyone in this nation are enforced. CAIR-MN provides advocacy and free legal services to those who are discriminated against because of their faith, race or ethnicity. We are the only organization in the state of Minnesota that provides this type of service-helping individuals gain their right to wear religious attire and overcome hostile environments in the workplace, empowering students who are victims of bullying and harassment, assisting religious minorities enforce RLUIPA so they can have the right to build places of worship, and addressing issues of racial and religious profiling by law enforcement.
  • Related Topics: Criminal Law and Procedure, Civil Rights, Search and Seizure.

    DISCLAIMER:  As librarians and not lawyers, we can suggest resources but cannot give legal advice (such as which form to file), or legal opinions, (such as how a statute might apply to particular facts.)  To do so could be considered the unauthorized practice of law.  Even though we try to suggest materials that will be of help, further research is usually required to find a complete and correct answer.  For many questions, the best answer may be to consult an attorney.  For links to resources on finding an attorney, see http://www.lawlibrary.state.mn.us/selfhelp.html#atty.

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