Police Department

“Working in partnership with the community, we serve to protect life and property

in order to enhance the quality of life in our city.”


The winter parking ordinance 1000.05 subd 3 goes in effect October 15th through May 15th. Parking is not permitted on the streets between the hours of 11:00 pm and 6:00 am to allow for snow plowing of the streets. Violators may be ticketed and/or towed.


The City of Silver Bay Police Department will perform periodic checks of your residence while you are away. Please fill out the Vacation Watch Form, print, and return to City Hall if you are interested in this service.

Chief of Police Doug Frericks:  Department Badge #700.

Chief Frericks was born and raised in Silver Bay, graduating from William Kelley High School.  Chief Frericks is a US Army Veteran serving three years as a Military Policeman.  Prior to coming home to take the vacant Chief’s job, Frericks spent the last 28 years with the Mankato Police Department, 11 of those years in the detective division.  Chief Frericks was also a field training officer, Use of Force instructor and liaison officer to Minnesota State Mankato College.

Safety Tip:  “If you need police or fire response, don’t hesitate to dial 911.”

Officer Sean Bergman: Department Badge #701.

I graduated from Silver Bay. As soon as  I decided I wanted to go into law enforcement I wanted to work in Silver Bay. I’ve always enjoyed helping people. This is my first police job and I plan on being here for the long haul.

Safety Tip: “Do not hesitate to bring anything to our attention.”

Officer Cole Ernest:  Department Badge #702.

Officer Alex McGrath:  Department Badge #705

Officer McGrath grew up in Two Harbors, MN.  He has always had a passion for public safety.  He currently volunteers for the Two Harbors Fire Department and the Lake County Search and Rescue Squad. Previously he was employed with the Lake County Sheriff’s office as a dispatcher and the Lake County Ambulance Service.

Safety Tip:  “You’re never wrong to do the right thing”.

Officer Nick O’Toole: Department Badge #708.

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