Department Overview

Screen Shot 2019-06-18 at 10.27.04 AMThe Big Lake Police Department is comprised of 16 total staff including 14 full time sworn officers, and two full-time civilian records staff.  All of our sworn officers are expected to report to duty with the expectation they will serve providing front line police services. The Big Lake Police Department is very active, averaging over 15,000 calls for service per year.  The members assigned to Field Services, are truly the backbone of our department and the faces many of our community members will see. The Big Lake Police Department is comprised of 2 Service Areas:

Support Services 

Support Services is comprised of the Chief of Police, Emergency Manger, Office Manager, and Administrative Assistant.  The Chief of Police oversees all operations within the department including human resources, budget and finance, policy development, emergency management, capital projects, and more. The Office Manager is responsible for all behind the scenes work which keeps our department moving including transcription, records management, customer service, data dissemination, crime free housing program, and more. 

Field Services 

Our Field Services members provide all front-line police services to residents and visitors including response to calls for service, traffic enforcement, community policing activities, department programs, criminal investigations, youth and family services, predatory offender supervision, and more. The members of Field Services provide 24/7 coverage to the City of Big Lake, providing quality coverage and response to our nearly 17,000 calls for service yearly. Field Services is comprised of:

  • General Investigator
  • Uniformed Investigator
  • Police Officers (10)
  1. Olson Officer

    Sam Olson

    Acting Chief of Police
    Phone: 763-251-2996