Orono offers a small town feel but remains only minutes from downtown Minneapolis.
Jurisdiction of Land & Waterways
The Orono Police Department (OPD) provides services for Minnetonka Beach, Mound, Orono, and Spring Park. Our overall jurisdiction covers 28 square miles with 8 miles being water. OPD also covers Big Island, which is located on Lake Minnetonka.
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office covers all the lakes and waterways in the county and their Water Patrol headquarters is located in Spring Park; which makes it convenient for our officer's to get to Big Island when they are called there.