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
Interim Director

Dana Lyons Jr

Bill Branchaud Jr

Patrick Graves
Chief Conservation Officer

Paul Kwako
 IA Sergeant

Tammi Belgarde
Administrative Secretary

Ashley Johnson
Administrative Assistant

Ashley Stillday
Evidence Technician

Dominic Hamre
K9 Sergeant

Joseph Heyer
K9 Sergeant

Aaron Stillday

Daniel Lasley

Christopher Norton
CORT Officer

Chase Gallinger
Police Officer

Delbert Lasley
Police Officer

Delwyn Schoenborn
Police Officer

Kyle Pavek
Police Officer

Felicia Barron
Police Officer

Chandler Ross
Police Officer

Arlene Redeagle
Police Officer

Winter Kingbird
Police Officer

Willie Strong
Transport Officer

Brendan Sandy
Tribal Casino Officer

Tyson Nelson
Corporal CO

Vincent Graves- Staples

James Cloud

William Chase

Cedric Barrett

Henry Jordan
School Resource Officer


Chelsea Berg
Highway Safety Officer

Jesse Branch
Highway Safety Office

Elva Stillday
Highway Safety Data Clerk



Jamus Viet
Criminal Investigator

Alea Richardson
Criminal Investigator

Christopher Sumner
Criminal Investigator

Stephan Dow
Criminal Investigator

Geoff Pierre
Criminal Investigator

Marie Spears
Lead Telecommunications

Samantha Dow

Ramona Spears

Kerri LaFountain

Bryson Jourdain

Lanelle Thompson

Patrick Pierre
MARS Officer

Nikki Hendrickson
Victim Specialist

Savannah Martin
Victim Specialist

Jasmine Smith
Victim Specialist

Anna Garrigan
Victim Intake Specialist

Thelma May
SOR Compliance Officer

Harlan Johnson
SOR Officer