The Red Lake Police Department is under the supervision of Public Safety Director Michael Burns, and is responsible for enforcing all ordinances contained within the Tribal Code. Ordinances are established by the Tribal Council for the safety and well being of all members.

The department’s jurisdiction extends to all boundaries, and includes the Northwest Angle as well.

The primary goal of the department is the protection of all residents of the reservation. In addition to law enforcement activities, the department all provides other services, including:

  • School liaison officer for the Red Lake School District.
  • DARE Officer to teach students to raise drug awareness and prevention techniques.
  • Traffic safety officer to enhance public safety on Tribal roads.
  • Security officers at the Red Lake Hospital.

The Conservation Department operates within the Police Department, and is responsible for enforcing all fish and game ordinances, as well as water safety ordinances.

The Police Department is located in the Criminal Justice Center.

Red Lake Law Enforcement Services

Red Lake’s budgeted sworn force of 38 and additional staff facilitate 24-hour dispatching and law enforcement response, 24 hour patrol, criminal investigations, traffic safety, game and fishing code enforcement, sexual offender compliance, crime victim services and community policing. Law Enforcement is responsible for covering 840,000 acres of Federal Indian Trust land, or 1,259 square miles.

Law Enforcement Divisions

  • General Crime Investigations
  • Narcotics & Gang Investigations
  • Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Investigations
  • Human & Sexual Trafficking
  • Child Crime Investigations
  • Patrol
  • Conservation Enforcement
  • 24 Dispatching Services
  • Sexual Offender Monitoring & Compliance
  • Crime Victim Services & Advocacy
  • Game & Fish licensing
  • Hand Gun Permit
  • Community Policing Initiatives

Specialized Law Enforcement Services

  • Search & Rescue Team
  • Dive Team
  • Emergency Response Tactical Team
  • Drug Task Force Team

Contact Information

Red Lake Police Department
Hwy. 1 East
Red Lake, MN 56671

Fax: 218-679-1850

Kendall Kingbird Sr.

Dana Lyons Jr

Paul Kwako
 IA Sergeant

Tammi Belgarde
Administrative Secretary

Ashley Johnson
Administrative Assistant

Ashley Stillday
Evidence Technician

Paul Smith

Dominic Hamre
K9 Sergeant

Joe Heyer
K9 Sergeant

Aaron Johnson

Emma Kingbird

Mark Kingbird

Isaiah Delapaz

Jill Quaderer

Brandon Graves 

Kyle Pavek
Police Officer

Felicia Barron
Police Officer

Chandler Ross
Police Officer

Arlene Redeagle
Police Officer

Winter Kingbird
CORT Officer

Brendan Sandy
Casino Officer 

Patrick Graves
Chief CO

Tyson Nelson
Corporal CO

Vincent Graves- Staples
Sgt. CO

James Cloud Jr.

William Chase

Cedric Barrett

Jonathan Richards 
School Resource Officer

Andrea Leyba
School Resource Officer


Chase Gallinger
Highway Safety Officer

Jesse Branch
Highway Safety Office

Elva Stillday
Highway Safety Data Clerk



Ron Leyba
Criminal Investigator

Alea Richardson
Criminal Investigator

Chris Sumner
Criminal Investigator

Stephan Dow
Criminal Investigator

Geoffrey Pierre
Criminal Investigator

Daniel Lasley
Criminal Investigator

Marie Spears
Lead Telecommunications

Samantha Dow

Ramona Spears

Trystyn Johnson

Lelani Cloud

Travis Owens

Patrick Pierre
MARS Officer

Candace Lagou

Ashlyn Lyons
Victim Specialist 

Sharon Johnson
Victim Specialist

Mason Jones
Victim Specialist

Patricia Johnson

Charles Martin

Thelma May

Harlan Johnson
SOR Officer