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Airport Police Department

Airport Police officers, licensed by the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training Board, patrol the entire MSP campus, including the highways surrounding the airport, parking ramps, terminal buildings, roadways, and curbside area.

Curbside Security

Curbside security is a major concern of the APD. Community Service Officers are on-duty around the clock patrolling in front of the terminal buildings. Due to federal regulations, parking is not allowed curbside; it is a loading/unloading zone only. The alternatives to waiting curbside are to park in the short-term parking lot, or wait in the Cell Phone Lot located off of Highway 5 and Post Road until your party is ready to be picked up.

The APD is committed to providing good customer service while enforcing federal security regulations. Please contact us at or 612-726-5547* should you have any questions or comments regarding curbside security procedures or policies.

Tips for picking up and dropping off passengers at MSP can be found under the Directions section.


In an emergency, call 9-1-1 from any airport pay phone, or your cell phone if you are in the terminal area. You may also contact them by dialing 228 from the Airport Assistance Phones located throughout the terminal or by dialing 612-726-5577 from any phone.

Police Station Locations

The Airport Police Operations Center is located in the public area of Terminal 1-Lindbergh on the Baggage Claim Level near Door 1. Terminal 2-Humphrey also has a small police office between the ticketing and baggage claim areas on Level 1.

Contact the Airport Police Department
  • Emergency - Dial 9-1-1

  • Non-emergency

  • Airport Police Administration

  • Comments/Complaints - 
    612-726-5547* or

  • Public Data/Report Requests - 
    612-725-6451 or
*Dial 9-1-1 to report a crime, accident or traffic issues. Airport Police Administrative and Comment/Complaint lines are answered during business hours only.
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