The Babbitt Police Department provides 24-hour coverage, covering an area that includes 108 square miles surrounding the City of Babbitt. The department is made up of 5 full-time officers, 5 part-time officers, and 1 K9. Many of our part-time officers are also employed as deputies or police officers in neighboring communities. In addition to patrol duties, officers are actively involved in our community with many having served or are currently serving on our fire and ambulance services as well as civic organizations.
Non-emergency phone: 218-827-2441
Emergency phone: 911
Babbitt Police Officers
Chief Troy Bissonette was licensed as a police officer and began serving for the Babbitt Police Department in 2019. He was promoted to Police Chief in 2024 for his excellent service and dedication to the department. Chief Bissonette is also an active member of the Babbitt Ambulance Service.
Officer Jon Shenett has been a full-time officer with the Babbitt Police Department since 2007. In 2012, he received a life-saving acommendation award for his public safety services, and recognition for his actions by the St. Louis County Sheriffs department during a dead force situation in March of 2022. He is also is an EMT and Minnesota DNR snowmobile & ATV safety instructor.
Officer Todd Heikkila has been a full-time officer with the Babbitt Police Department since 2004. He is trained as an EMT, fireman, and Minnesota DNR snowmobile and ATV safety instructor.