The Minden Police Department consists of five sworn officers and five patrol units. It provides 24-hour emergency response service.
Minden boasts a very low crime rate. According to the 2006 crime statistics, only 2.46% of Minden's population was affected by property crime as compared to the state's low of 3.34%. Violent crime was virtually nonexistent in the City of Minden and Kearney County while the state registered a 0.28% of the population being affected.