Anoka County Sheriff's Office

The Anoka County Sheriff's Office is located north of Minneapolis and is part of the seven county metro area.  Anoka County consists of 21 cities and townships and covers 440 square miles.  The population is over 352,000.  Many of the Anoka County Sheriff's Office employees have been directly impacted or had family members impacted by cancer.  In past years, there has been a pink lapel pin fundraiser that was offered to employees.  This year, we decided to add a pink patch and offer them to the public.  We have a very limited number of pink patches which are available for purchase in person.  All proceeds will benefit the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer research.  
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Bloomington Police Department

The Bloomington Police Department employs 157 people, of which 124 are sworn officers.  The Police Department provides safety within our community, prevents crime through an easily recognizable presence, engagement with our community, enforces laws fairly and aggressively and provides crime prevention programs.  The Patrol Division provides 24-hour-a-day service to the community by responding to crimes, traffic accidents, medic al emergencies, fires, domestic disputes, and other community needs.  More than 167,200 emergency and non-emergency phone calls are logged into the dispatch center annually.  Of these, approximately 51,000 are emergency (911) calls coming into our single city dispatch center,  Other Police Department units include the South Loop Unit, SWAT, Bomb Squad, Crisis Negotiators, Traffic Unit, Crime Prevention and Community Policing, K-9 Unit, Police Reserves, and Animal Control. The South Loop Unit includes the geographical area of the Mall of America and surrounding businesses.  
This is our second year participating in the pink patch project and our first year we are making public sales.  
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Burnsville Police Department

The Burnsville Police Department serves the City of Burnsville, Minnesota, which is located 15 miles south of downtown Minneapolis in Dakota County. The department provides law enforcement services for a population of 64,317 residents covering 27 square miles.
2021 is our first year joining the Pink Patch Project and we will be selling our shoulder patches we currently wear.
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Cottage Grove Police Department

Cottage Grove is a growing community in the Southeast Twin Cities metropolitan area. Our Police Department provides law enforcement services for over 35,000 residents covering an area of approximately 37 square miles. 2019 is our inaugural year with the Pink Patch Project and we are the first participating agency within Washington County. The Cottage Grove Public Safety Board is selling our pink patches to help raise money for public safety families who are dealing with cancer and in need of financial support. By purchasing one of our pink patches, you will help us build community relations and support our efforts to honor the memory of the wife of one of our patrol sergeants who lost her battle with cancer in 2018.
 
For the 2021 year, we will also be selling our throwback patch.  A similar style was worn by our officers in the early 1960s and is the first of our throwback patches.  Look for these to go on sale in October and can be purchased the same as current issue pink patch. 
 
For more information about our Cottage Grove Public Safety Board, check out their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CGpublicsafety/).
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Crosby Police Department

The Crosby Police Department is locate in Central Minnesota. The Crosby Polcie Depatment prooudly serves the nearly 2500 citizens of the City of Crosby along with the citizens of the surrounding Cuyuna Lakes Area and the tens of thousands of vistors to the area each years. 
The Crosby Police Department's Pink Patch Project program raises funds for the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center's Courage Cabinet that raises funds to assist cancer patients with their everday expenses as they do battle with cancer. 
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Dakota County Sheriff's Office

Dakota County Sheriff's Office was the first Sheriff's Office in the state to think pink! 
Our mission is to provide professional, progressive, and proactive service while maintaining the public trust.
Dakota County has grown to be the third most heavily populated county in the state, following Hennepin and Ramsey counties. It is the fastest-growing county (numerically) in the State of Minnesota. The Dakota County Sheriff's Office has grown to include nearly 200 employees.
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Duluth Police Department

The Duluth Police Department is the third-largest police department in Minnesota and is nationally recognized due to our innovative policing programs. The department has a staff of approximately 154 police officers and 40 support staff. The department is divided into the Patrol Division and the Investigative/Administrative Division. Each division is managed by a Deputy Chief of Police.
This year is our first year joining the Pink Patch Project and we are very excited to help the fight and assist those in need. We look forward to continuing to raise money and awareness of Breast Cancer. 
 
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Edina Police Department

Situated immediately southwest of Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Edina has a population of 47,941. It is a first-ring suburb known for its shopping and dining, its parks and recreational facilities and the excellent quality of life for residents. The Edina Police Department features a dedicated group of officers, dispatchers and support staff who consistently deliver outstanding police services and ensure a safe community. The police department consists of 56 sworn Officers, 25 support staff and maintains our own 9-1-1 dispatch center. 
This is the Edina Police Department's first year participating in the Pink Patch Project. 
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Farmington Police Department

The Farmington Police Department serves the City of Farmington, Minnesota, a southern Twin Cities suburb of approximately 23,000 residents. 2019 was our first year in the project and we look forward to another successful year in 2020.  Together with several other Dakota County Agencies, we raise money for the American Cancer Society. In 2020 we are selling and wearing recreated shoulder patches based on a patch worn from 1964-1971.
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Forest Lake Police Department

The Forest Lake Police Department serves approximately 21,000 Forest Lake residents and covers 36,000 square miles.
2020 is the first year FLPD has participated in the Pink Patch Project!  100% of patch sales will go directly to American Cancer Society.
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Goodhue County Sheriff

The Goodhue County Sheriff's Office is located in Red Wing, Minnesota which is about halfway between Minneapolis and Rochester on the Wisconsin border.   We serve 46,000 residents and cover 780 square miles.  2021 is the first year we are involved in the Pick Patch Project and hope to continue for many years to come! 
We have dedicated this year's fundraising to Pay It Forward-Red Wing.  This organization was established by two families who each lost their mothers to breast cancer. Their mission is provide financial assistance to individuals struggling to make ends meet while battling cancer.   
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Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

Headquartered in the heart of Minneapolis, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office serves the 1.3 million residents of Minnesota’s most populous county. Sheriff David P. Hutchinson was elected in 2018 to lead the fine men and women of our agency as they serve and protect all in our community by furthering equal justice, safety and wellness.Our roughly 830 employees connect with our citizens across the whole county whether on the roadways, in a courtroom, and even on the water. We are proud to partner with the Pink Patch Project to work together to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
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Hennepin EMS

Hennepin Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a widely recognized leader in EMS and has proudly delivered medical transportation and care to the residents and visitors of Minneapolis and surrounding communities since 1894; tracing our origin back to the time of horse and carriage. Our primary service area (PSA) is comprised of both urban and suburban communities that span 266 square miles and supports a residential population of over 700,000; surging to over 1 million during weekday business hours. In addition to the city of Minneapolis, we serve 14 communities from St. Anthony in the northeast to Tonka Bay south and west of Minneapolis.
 
Hennepin EMS employs over 300 medical professionals. Every ambulance is staffed with two paramedics and is supported by our own Emergency Communication Center. Our dispatchers maintain both EMT and EMD certifications. In addition to 911 emergency response, Hennepin EMS Operations, alongside Hennepin EMS Special Operations, provides medical support for professional sporting events and high profile venues including the Super Bowl, X- Games, and numerous celebrity concerts. Hennepin EMS is the medical provider for US Bank Stadium. Supporting our prehospital professionals is a team of five Emergency Medicine physicians who work closely with the EMS staff including field response, education, support of specialized rescue teams, and medical direction for the first response partner agencies in our PSA.
 
Proceeds from our patch sales will benefit Susan G. Komen Minnesota, Patches will be sold for $10 each, paypal and venmo will be accepted! Thank you for your support!
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Inver Grove Heights Police

The Inver Grove Heights Police Department is just south of St. Paul MN, with an population of approximately 35,000 residents. 2021 will be our first year involved in the Pink Patch Project and we hope we can make a difference raising awareness and with donations. 
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Minnetrista Police 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, a Sergeants, eight Police Officers, two Community Service Officers, and two secretaries. The Minnetrista Public Safety Department is committed to protecting life and property, providing professional police service and strengthening partnerships.  The department provides law enforcement services to approximately 10,000 residents.  This is our first year participating in the Pink Patch Project.  We are dedicating this years fundraiser to the American Cancer Society.
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Mounds View

The Mounds View Police department is located in Ramsey County, and is a western suburb of the Twin Cities. The MVPD currently serves around 13,000 citizens. The department consists of 21 sworn Officers which include our Chief and Deputy Chief, Investigators, K9 Officers, School Resource Officer, Neighborhood Resource Officer and Patrol Officers.
 
The Mounds View Police Department is excited to continue our participation with the Pink Patch Project. In addition to our standard uniform patches this year we will also be selling our Pink K9 patches.  All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. 
 
Why this program is special to us:
In 2017 now retired Officer Kirsten Heineman was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Officer Heineman became the departments first full time female Officer and served for over 11 years. During her time with the MVPD Officer Heineman worked as a Patrol Officer, in addition to helping establish the Neighborhood Resource Officer Position. While completing radiation treatment Officer Heineman continued to work, and returned after recovering from each of her three surgery's. Officer Heineman’s dedication to the Job and the City of Mounds View is unparalleled. We are proud to be able to say that she made a full recovery. Participating in the Pink Patch Project is a small way our Department can show our support to her, as well as anyone who has been affected by Breast Cancer. Officer Heineman has requested that all proceeds be donated to the American Cancer Society.
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Oak Park Heights Police Department

The Oak Park Heights Police Department is located 20 miles east of St. Paul. The department provides law enforcement services for approximately 5,000 residents.
This is our departments first year supporting the Pink Patch Project. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Lets make this an epic event for ACS! 
We have dedicated this year's fundraising to all the people who have been touched by cancer.
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Ortonville Police Department

The Ortonville Police Department is located in west central Minnesota and the county seat for Big Stone County on the South Dakota boarder. The department provides law enforcement services for a population of approximately 2,000 people.
This is the departments second year that we will be part of the Pink Patch Project.
We have dedicated this year's fundraising to all of our residents who are fighting their own battle right now.
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