With Long Lake being one of the closest recreational lakes to the downtown areas, we are a popular destination for a quick urban outing. To maintain a safe environment for our residents to enjoy, LLIA contracts with New Brighton Police Department to have a Monitor patrol the lake on weekends and holidays. Primary responsibilities include:
Please get to know our Lake Monitors, Mike and Brian:
Mike has lived in the community for over 20 years, and has been an active member with the New Brighton Police Reserve unit for 15 years, and have spent 10 summers working with the Public Safety department at the Long Lake Regional park, spending time with parking control, ramp control, basic lake and boater safety, and area park safety. He enjoys meeting members of the community, county, and other communities, that come to enjoy the park and our city.
Brian is looking forward to serving his eighth year on Long Lake and meeting more of the residents and boaters. His is a long time resident of New Brighton and a graduate of Irondale High School.
Brian attended the University of Minnesota where he studied Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance. He has volunteered his time with various civic organizations in the area and have been a volunteer for the New Brighton Department of Public Safety since 2002. He has been a firefighter for the city for the last 9 years.
He hopes to meet us all this summer on Long Lake and feel free to stop by the boat landing to say hello.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the Lake Monitor issue tickets? No, they cannot issue citations and would need to get in contact with the police or sheriff for that. They can issue warnings.