Office of the Mayor

St Paul Mayor’s Office

If you would like to contact the Mayor of St Paul feel free to use the link below. There are forms to invite the Mayor to a meeting or an event. There is a web form to contact the Mayor. In it you will need to provide your personal information, then an area to state why you need to contact the Mayor.

Contact the Mayor’s Office

Mayor Melvin Carter III (DFL)

January 2, 2018, Mayor Melvin Carter III was sworn into office.

Mayor Carter’s Top Priorities In Office Are:

Ensuring kids thrive as Saint Paul grows

  • Focus on early childhood investments to give every student a strong start.
  • Invest in comprehensive support systems – including essential health services and affordable housing for Saint Paul children and families.
  • Partner with schools, colleges, workforce training programs and trade unions.

Building safer neighborhoods from the ground up

  • Hire police officers that reflect our city’s diversity, have a stake in our neighborhoods, and protect and serve all of us.
  • Make sure officers are trained in de-escalation techniques and connected to social workers, mental health providers and crisis prevention counselors so they can help people in crisis get the help they need.
  • Hold officers accountable for conduct that doesn’t meet our standards.

Investing in a city that delivers on its promise

  • Ensure economic growth reaches all corners of our city – especially the areas that need it most.
  • Invest in businesses along cultural corridors across the city.
  • Make it easier for Saint Paul residents to open and run a business – especially people of color, immigrants, and women.


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21st Century Policing Report

Trust. It’s critical to the stability of our city, the safety of the people we serve and the criminal justice system. In 2014, a task force was brought together to identify best practices and recommendations for how police departments across the country can promote effective crime reduction while building trust. The task force developed recommendations, each with action items around six “pillars,” which are listed below and widely lauded as the gold standard of policing for the 21st century.

With a strong foundation of transparency, trust and service with respect, the Saint Paul Police Department is using these pillars to build an even better agency—a model police department for the 21st Century. This site reflects our efforts to achieve the goals outlined in the “Final Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.” It will be updated as we progress towards our goals. And it will help us as we continue to build trust with all we serve.

Pillar 1: Trust and Legitimacy

Pillar 2: Policy and Oversight

Pillar 3: Technology and Social Media

Pillar 4: Community Policing and Crime Reduction

Pillar 5: Training and Education

Pillar 6: Officer Wellness and Safety

Chief Todd Axtell and the sworn and civilian employees who serve and protect the city of Saint Paul have embraced the pillars and committed to implementing the recommendations that apply to local police departments. While the department already achieves a vast majority of the recommendations included in the report, we are committed to doing even better.

See How We’re Doing

The Saint Paul Police Department is committed to delivering trusted service with respect—every day, without exception. Use this site to see how we’re working to build trust, be transparent and keep Saint Paul safe for everyone

About the Saint Paul Police Department

The Saint Paul Police Department promotes safe and healthy neighborhoods in Minnesota’s capital city. The department employs approximately 800 people, including 620 sworn officers who respond to nearly 300,000 calls for service and investigate about 13,000 Part I crimes each year. Chief Todd Axtell is committed to delivering trusted service with respect—every day, without exception—saying, “We are not simply the police department, we are your police department.”

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