“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.
The Silver Bay Police Department currently has four full time police officers.
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: “Look both ways before you cross the street”.
Officer Cole Ernest: Department Badge #702.
Officer J.T. Starkovich: Department Badge #703
Officer Starkovich was born and raised in Silver Bay. Starkovich started serving the police department as a Community Service Officer (CSO) in 2002. Starkovich started as a patrol officer for the City of Silver Bay in 2006.
Safety Tip: “Be aware of your surroundings”.
Officer Jack Dietz: Department Badge #704.
Officer Dietz grew up in New Prague, MN with a dream of working as a Police Officer in Northern Minnesota. In 2013 he began he began his career in law enforcement working for Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office and St. Cloud Police Department before accepting a position with the City of Silver Bay. He has also been serving as a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard as an Infantry Mortar Crewman since 2011.
Safety Tip: “Don’t hesitate to bring any concerns to our attention, no matter how small you feel they may be.”
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”.