St. Paul chief: First 100 days on job ‘incredibly challenging time’

St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell, shown at Chris Coleman’s budget address in August, called his first 100 days on the job “an incredibly challenging time to become police chief.” By CHAO XIONG , STAR TRIBUNE September 28, 2016 – 7:28 PM Two weeks into his first 100 days as St. Paul police chief, Todd […]

For Nearly a Decade Holiday Lights in the Park has been a Shining Light for Residents and Law Enforcement in St. Paul

For Nearly a Decade Holiday Lights in the Park has been a Shining Light for Residents and Law Enforcement in St. Paul Plans are set for the 2016 edition of St. Paul’s best and largest nightly holiday celebration ST. PAUL, MINN. – September 29, 2016 – The Saint Paul Police Foundation announced today that Holiday Lights in […]

Chief’s Reception Photo Gallery

Chief’s Reception Winners

And the winners are….. Cabela’s Package – Pat Duffy Cragun’s Resort Package- Tianna Reges Timberwolves Items – Diana Johnson Cragun’s Resort Package – Ken Cleveland Ride-a-longs 1.) Derek Gunderson 2.) Kyle Makarios Fine Wines – Brett Greenfield St. Paul Deluxe – Michele Jones R F Moeller Jim Gray Minnesota Lynx Items – Joel Henderson Downtowner […]

Timeline for Chief’s Reception

Join the Saint Paul Police Foundation on Friday, September 16th, 2016 for a special event at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront to meet the city’s new Police Chief, Todd Axtell, and to recognize the leadership and partnerships that continue to make our community safe and strong. Chief Todd will be joined by past chiefs and […]

At community barbecues, kids see St. Paul cops as ‘normal people’

From a picnic table in St. Paul’s Frogtown, a 21-year-old woman looked around a park. There were people of all ages eating hot dogs and hamburgers, little kids petting police horses and slightly older ones tossing a football with St. Paul officers. Tay Carter, of St. Paul, had taken her young children to a recent […]

Philando Castile protests: A baptism by fire for St. Paul’s new police chief

As protesters who shut down Interstate 94 in St. Paul held their ground before a line of police officers, St. Paul’s new police chief was working the phone. It was just over two weeks since Todd Axtell was sworn in, but he was relying on relationships he built over 27 years moving up the ranks […]

Registration opens for Chief’s Reception!

Join the Saint Paul Police Foundation on Friday, September 16th, 2016 for a special event at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront to meet the city’s new Police Chief, Todd Axtell, and to recognize the leadership and partnerships that continue to make our community safe and strong. Chief Todd will be joined by past chiefs and […]

Welcome St. Paul’s New Police Chief: Todd Axtell

In the wake of a national mass shooting, newly picked police chief Todd Axtell spoke of community outreach and engagement with all the people of St. Paul — but noted his department was ready to handle a similar tragedy should the need arise. Axtell, 48, the city’s current assistant police chief for operations and has […]

$500,000 Grant Will Fund St. Paul Police Community Outreach

Star Tribune The Saint Paul Police Foundation is appreciative of the generous grant from Otto-Bremer Trust.  The Foundation’s work is to preserve and support public safety by marshaling  community resources to strengthen the bond between the people of Saint Paul and their police department.  With these additional resources the Foundation will be able to further […]

St. Paul Police Land Sizeable Bremer Grant for Community Outreach Programs

(Pioneer Press) St. Paul Assistant Police Chief Todd Axtell started a summer program a decade ago to introduce kids in St. Paul to the daily work of being a police officer. On the first day, he asked the several dozen young people ice breaker questions. “I asked: What do the police do?” Axtell recalled. “And, […]

Holiday Lights Steps Up to Help Toys for Tots Reach its Goal

For Immediate Release Contact Robb Leer. 612-701-0608 Holiday Lights Steps Up to Help Toys for Tots Reach its Goal With less than 48 hours until deadline, Holiday Lights announces new drop off location ST. PAUL, MINN. – December 18, 2015 – Holiday Lights in the Park today announced their partnership with Twin Cities Toys for Tots and […]

History of the Rowan Award and 2015 Nominees

The Saint Paul Police Foundation invites the community to Blue Nite Gala on October 10, 2015 at the St. Paul RiverCentre to celebrate the 2015 Rowan Award Winner and all current and former St. Paul Police Officers. Saint Paul, MN (September 17, 2015): Richard H. Rowan was Chief of the Saint Paul Police Department from 1970 […]

Motor Cops Receive All Season Protective Gear

New Saint Paul Police Department Motor’s protective gear rolled out this week. The Saint Paul Police Foundation funded the Motoport all season protective gear for all motor cops. The funding was made possible by nearly $7,000 in grants raised by the Foundation. The suits are all season, rain gear and protective all wrapped into one […]

Executive Director Search

Dr. Jane Canney has been named Interim Executive Director for Saint Paul Police Foundation. The Foundation is searching for a permanent replacement for the Executive Director position. For more information about the Executive Director search visit www.saintpaulpolicefoundation.com/career.

Former Explorer turned Police Officer

The StarTribune highlighted one of St. Paul’s officers, Pheng Xiong, who was a part of the Explorer program as a teen. The program influenced him to join the Police Force for his career. Now Pheng helps teens who live in the same neighborhood he grew up in. Read more about the Explorers Program here. Read the […]

St. Paul Police Foundation Presents Check to the St. Paul Police Department at Golf Tournament

Check presentation to support the St. Paul Police Department and its community outreach efforts are part of annual golf tournament on June 11 Saint Paul, MN (June 10, 2014) – The St. Paul Police Foundation is proud to announce today they will present more than $17,000 to the St. Paul Police Department for additional safety […]

Holiday Lights in the Park Looks Ahead to 2015 Following A Successful 2014 Campaign

Annual holiday event has raised more than $366,000 to make local neighborhoods safer and to help those in need ST. PAUL, MINN. – June 02, 2015 – The St. Paul Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the St. Paul Police Foundation announced today plans for the 2015 edition of Holiday Lights in […]

St. Paul Police Officers team up with YWCA to connect Cops & Kids

YWCA Spring 2015 This winter, the Saint Paul Police Department (SPPD) teamed up with the YWCA on a project that rewards at-risk youth for positive behavior. As part of an ongoing effort to help cops and kids build rapport, police officers are now managing the Youth Achievers Program (YAP) Store. The initiative aims to build […]

Wet weather temporarily shuts off St. Paul lights show

Star Tribune December 15, 2014 – 8:27 PM A St. Paul holiday lights show was temporarily shut down Monday night due to the unusually warm and damp weather. The St. Paul chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), which helps sponsor the Holiday Lights in the Park display in St. Paul’s Phalen Park, told […]

Warm, damp weather turns off Holiday Lights in the Park

Pioneer Press Posted: 12/15/2014 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 12/15/2014 05:38:57 PM CST The Holiday Lights in the Park display at St. Paul’s Phalen Park was canceled Monday night because of the continuing unseasonable warm and damp weather. The St. Paul Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association, co-sponsors of the event with the St. Paul […]

Links to Latest News for Holiday Lights in Phalen Park

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Trending Now: Holiday Lights In Phalen Park

Jason Matheson has the scoop on what’s hot on the web and social media. Watch Holiday Lights in Phalen Park Video WCCO 4 News At 5 – Dec. 5, 2014 http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/10922059-trending-now-holiday-lights-in-phalen-park/  

Phalen Park Lit up for the Holidays

More than 60 holiday-themed light displays are located throughout Phalen Park for visitors to enjoy while driving through. Check out the latest photo gallery from the Star Tribune!  

Lights for Phalen Park show are stranded in Buffalo snow

Article by: KEVIN DUCHSCHERE , Star Tribune Updated: November 21, 2014 – 9:13 PM http://www.startribune.com/local/east/283498111.html Two semitrailer trucks headed for St. Paul with more than 60 holiday light displays have been hung up by the record-setting snow in Buffalo, N.Y., pushing back preparations for this year’s Holiday Lights in the Park event at Phalen Park. […]

Holiday of Lights in the Park displays get stranded in snowbound New York

By Joseph Lindberg jlindberg@pioneerpress.com Phalen Park lights delayed, but opening won’t be Somewhere along an upstate New York interstate, two semi trucks full of holiday light displays bound for St. Paul’s Phalen Park are waiting for one of the most prolific snowstorms in history to pass. More than 100 people were expected to help set […]

Tickets on Sale Now for Nicholas David: Christmas at the Fitzgerald on December 6

Tickets on Sale Now for Nicholas David: Christmas at the Fitzgerald on December 6 Proceeds from concert event will support the St. Paul Police Foundation’s efforts to train and protect the city’s police force ST. PAUL, MINN. – October 20, 2014 – The St. Paul Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the […]

In the News: St. Paul Mayor and Police Chief Begin the Countdown to the Seventh Year of Holiday Lights in the Park

St. Paul Mayor and Police Chief Begin the Countdown to the Seventh Year of Holiday Lights in the Park

For Immediate Release Contact: Robb Leer 612.701.0608 St. Paul Mayor and Police Chief Begin the Countdown to the Seventh Year of Holiday Lights in the Park Enhancements and new sponsors highlight a Holiday tradition for thousands set against the backdrop of St. Paul’s Phalen Park. ST. PAUL, MINN. – September 10, 2014 – The St. […]

Stand Up for Scott–He Stood Up for You

A Celebration of Life for Officer Scott Patrick When: Sat. Sept. 27, 2014 Live Music 1-10pm What: Fundraiser, Auction & Raffle for the Patrick Family Where: Moose Country 857 Silbley Memorial Highway, Lilydale, MN 55118

Saint Paul Police Community Appreciation Day, Sat. Sept. 20, 2014

Join Us for Saint Paul Police Police Community Appreciation Day, “Safe & Sound”, Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 from 2-5pm at Midway Stadium. Download Event Flier Here

Holiday Lights in the Park Set to Again Raise Money for those that Protect and Serve St. Paul

A Holiday tradition for thousands, Holiday Lights in the Park announces plans for 2014 charitable event ST. PAUL, MINN. For Immediate Release Contact Robb Leer: 612-701-0608  – August 19, 2014 – ST. PAUL, MINN. – August 19, 2014 – Holiday Lights in the Park, the Midwest’s largest outdoor holiday light display announced today the event […]

National Night Out 2014

In the city of Saint Paul, National Night Out (NNO) has been an annual event on the first Tuesday of every August for the past 30 years. It is citywide celebration that includes all segments of the community to “Give Drugs & Crime A Going Away Party”! This will continue to build stronger, healthier, neighborhoods […]

St. Paul to the Wall

We Need Your Help for Our Saint Paul Police Department The Saint Paul Police Foundation is closing the funding shortfall on a very important project we are working on to help recognize and remember St. Paul Police Officer Josh Lynaugh. Officer Lynaugh died in the line of duty on February 16, 2013. In May of […]

Saint Paul Police Foundation completes $500,000 fundraising effort for Saint Paul Safe City Initiative

Saint Paul Police Foundation News Release Saint Paul Police Foundation completes $500,000 fundraising effort for Saint Paul Safe City Initiative The Saint Paul Police Foundation presented the City of Saint Paul with a $500,000 check during the February 24 meeting of the Saint Paul City Council. The presentation marks the completion of private fundraising for […]