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Fridley Police Department joins Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force

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The Fridley City Council approved a joint powers agreement with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Monday, Sept. 27, to participate in a Financial Crimes Task Force together.

According to Fridley Police Deputy Director Ryan George in a city report, Minnesota state statutes allow for two or more governmental units, by agreement entered into through action of their governing bodies, to jointly or cooperatively exercise any power common to the contracting parties or any similar powers.

The Minnesota BCA established the Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force to cooperatively investigate and prosecute financial crimes related to identity theft, with a special emphasis on organized criminal enterprises. The task force is under the authority of the of Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington.


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