Press Release: Jordan Police Win Safety Award

Jordan PD to receive the MN Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety – Outstanding Agency Award***

Today Bill Hammes from the Office of Traffic Safety stopped at our police department to meet with Chief Empey. Bill presented Chief Empey a letter notifying him that the Jordan Police Department has been selected to receive the MN DPS/OTS Outstanding Agency Award; an award given to agencies for outstanding performance in enforcing laws pertaining to traffic safety targeted by the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) Enforcement grant in an effort to lower and eliminate preventable traffic related deaths in our State.

JPD Officers arrested 96 impaired driver’s (alcohol and controlled substances combined) in 2016 up from 39 such arrests in 2014. As part of the award JPD will be receiving a new in squad radar system valued at approximately $3100. The award will formally be presented to the Jordan Police Department at a future City Council meeting.

Great job to our Officers for being committed to taking impaired driver’s off our roadways helping to keep our citizens and City safe!

Jordan Aquatics Center Survey

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission is asking for your input! PRAC is gathering input to learn more about an Aquatics Center for the City of Jordan.  This information will help assist the PRAC and the City Council in making an informed decision about aquatic amenities in Jordan. The survey link will be posted to the City of Jordan Website ( and to the Facebook Page.  Paper copies of the survey will also be sent out in the newsletter and available at City Hall.  Please return all surveys back to City Hall by February 28th, 2017.  Thank you for your participation and input!