Big Lake, MN

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Big Lake is a city of approximately 10,000 residents, located 40 miles northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul in Sherburne County, Minnesota. In November 2007, the Big Lake Police Department conducted a web-based reverse sting resulting in the arrest of one john. The BLPD released the man’s name and identifying information to the media.  Prostitution is not considered a major local problem, although it has occurred in the city generated complaints to police, investigaitons, and arrests. 

State Minnesota
Type City
Population 9618
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