In July 1994, a new program hit the local cable access airways and Your Police Report was born.
Co-hosted by Sergeant Carol Nelson and Officer Steve Heinz, this half-hour program was dedicated to giving the viewer the inside scoop on the Maplewood Police Department.
The format and hosts have changed over the years, but the commitment is the same--to bring stories and interviews on what's happening in the Police Department and the community to the viewer.
Currently hosted by Officer Lonn Bakke and Lieutenant Kerry Crotty and produced by the Government Television Network (GTN), Your Police Report brings the viewer topics such as domestic violence issues, safety issues, new officer profiles, current events in Maplewood and other timely topics in and around the Maplewood area.
Your Police Report airs multiple times a week at various times. Check local cable Channel 16 or contact GTN (Government Television Network) for more information.
Your Police Report has received awards for shows at the NATOA national convention. An award was also received for a video called Decisions, which told about the case of a near-fatal shooting in Maplewood involving a drug deal gone bad.
On a lighter note, the show received a third-place award for its outtakes, goofs and guffaws.