Golden Valley City Hall, located near the intersection of Winnetka Avenue and Golden Valley Road since 1959, is a…More one-stop shop for the city's 20,000 residents. City Hall houses the city council chambers, a number of meeting rooms and the following city departments: administrative services; the city manager's office; inspections (where people buy permits); motor vehicle licensing; planning, zoning and economic development; and public works.
Yet City Hall offers people so much more. Not only can visitors purchase postcards, mugs and maps of the city; they can also get a glimpse into Golden Valley's past. An exhibit on the second floor displays some historical artifacts related to the city, including a large map from when Golden Valley was nothing but farmland. City residents often examine the map to see whose farm once occupied the land where their homes are currently located.
Golden Valley Police Department 7800 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN55427 Led by Police Chief Stacy Altonen, the Golden Valley Police Department includes two commanders, six sergeants, 22 police…More officers, six community service officers, a crime analyst and several administrative assistants. The group protects and serves the city of 20,000 people with drug education programs, frequent neighborhood watch meetings and an ongoing safety education series for citizens called GVPD University. The police headquarters shares offices with the fire department and sits adjacent to Golden Valley City Hall. Tours of the building are available for select groups, but police ask those interested to try schedule visits at least two to three weeks in advance.