Law Enforcement in Chanhassen
The City of Chanhassen provides public safety services and law enforcement through a combination of county and city services. The city contracts with the Carver County Sheriff’s Office which then provides law enforcement services. In addition, the city employs two part-time community service officers and a crime prevention specialist to enhance the level of public safety services.
The contract between Chanhassen and the County Sheriff’s Office gives the city an efficient and effective model that costs significantly less when compared to establishing a local police department. The contract funds the following personnel:
School Resource Deputy 1
In Chanhassen, the overall crime rate is 69% lower than the national average, with 2.62 crimes occurring daily in every 100,000 residents in the city. In addition, in the city one has a 1 in 105 chance of being a victim of any form of crime. The average year over year crimes in Chanhassen has decreased by 18% making the city safer than 85% of the cities in the United States. Compared to other cities of similar population size, the crime rate in Chanhassen is considerably lower than the average. Which means that for the comparably sized cities in the country, Chanhassen is actually safer than most of them, below is a summary of the crime statistics in Chanhassen.
Some of the safest Chanhassen neighborhoods include Hazeltine Blvd / Longacres Dr, Carver Beach, Galpin Blvd / Lake Lucy Rd, Route 7 / Minnewashta Pky, Flying Cloud Dr / Great Plains Blvd, Arboretum Blvd / Galpin Blvd and the City Center.
For more information on law enforcement in Chanhassen you can contact Lt. Eric Kittelson through his Email or call (952) 227-1601.