Special Notice for Public Comment

The Silver Bay Police Department is looking to implement body worn cameras in spring/early summer of 2024. According to Minnesota State law, all “local law enforcement must provide for public comment before it purchases OR implements a portable recording system. At a minimum, the agency must accept public comments submitted electronically or by mail, and the governing body with jurisdiction over the budget of the law enforcement agency must provide for public comment at a regularly scheduled meeting.”
Public Comment
The written draft policy will be available for public comment starting April 1st, 2024 through April 15th,2024. All comments must be submitted my 12:00pm on the 15th. If you would like to make comments, please submit them via email to cole.ernest@co.lake.mn.us
If you wish to submit your comments by mail, please send them to the following address:
Silver Bay Police Department
7 Davis Drive, Silver Bay MN, 55614
Ref: BWC Comment

The body worn camera policy will be also available for comment at the Silver Bay City Council Meeting April 15th at Silver Bay City Hall at 7 Davis Drive, Silver Bay MN, 55614
The Draft BWC Policy will be made available to view on the Silver Bay City website: https://www.silverbay.com/?page_id=28

Police Department Lobby

To speak to an Officer, or report a Non-Emergency, call 218-226-4486 (24/7 number) and ask to speak to a Silver Bay Officer.

If it is an EMERGENCY, Dial 9-1-1.

The Silver Bay Police Department staffed window hours  Monday – Thursday from 8AM-4PM. These hours are subject to change.

If the window is closed, ring the bell or call 218-226-4486 to speak to an Officer. The Police Department lobby will remain open 24/7. 

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Online and Email:

For Data Requests (i.e. reports, calls for service, etc.) fill out the form online and email it to cole.ernest@co.lake.mn.us, or

mail it to: Silver Bay Police Department, 7 Davis Drive, Silver Bay, MN 55614.


scroll down and click on the “Data Practices Request” Form

Permit to purchase applications:

Follow the below link and email the completed application to cole.ernest@co.lake.mn.us, or

mail to: Silver Bay Police Department, 7 Davis Drive, Silver Bay, MN 55614.


If you are unable to utilize these options, please contact the Police Department at 218-226-4486. 

Public safety is always the number one priority of the Silver Bay Police Department. Please remember that no matter what, we will always be here to respond to your calls, and provide Police services to the Silver Bay Community. We thank you for your cooperation, and please reach out to us if you have any questions. Please follow the Silver Bay Police Department on Facebook for the most up to date information.

 Thank you,

 The Silver Bay 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. 12 goes in effect November 1st through April 30th. 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.

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Officer Micaiah Schubert: Department Badge #704

Officer Sean Bergman: Department Badge #705

Officer Marcus Small:  Department Badge # 702

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