Minneapolis celebrates National Police Week with precinct open houses

National Police Week is May 11 – 15. To help celebrate police week, each police precinct and the Special Operations Center will hold open houses and tours featuring demonstrations from the Bomb Squad, SWAT, Fire Department, Mounted Horse Patrol, and K-9 Units. 

During this week, Minneapolis will join with cities and counties across the nation to celebrate the dedication and commitment of its law enforcement officers and remember those officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

The public will have an opportunity to meet with police officers, firefighters, community service officers and crime prevention specialists and to learn first-hand what goes on in the day-to-day operations of MPD at each of these events. Information will be available on how residents can get involved with crime prevention and promote safety in their neighborhood. There will be refreshments for all and fun activities for children.

Police Week Calendar of Events

Monday, May 11
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

2nd Precinct

1911 Central Ave. N.E.

Tuesday, May 12
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

3rd Precinct

3000 Minnehaha Ave. S.

Wednesday, May 13
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

1st Precinct

19 4th St. N.

Thursday, May 14
5 - 7 p.m.

5th Precinct

3101 Nicollet Ave. S.

Friday, May 15

Police Memorial Ceremony

IDS Crystal Court
Minneapolis Police & Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office

Saturday May 16
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

4th Precinct/ Special Operations Center

4119 Dupont Ave. N. (Registration for the run will begin at 7 a.m.; 5K starts at 8 a.m.; SWAT Trot for Kids is at 9 a.m.; and the dedication of Recognition Wall is at 11 a.m.)

To find your police precinct, visit the Minneapolis Police Department website at www.minneapolismn.gov/police and click on "Police Precinct Finder." 

May 11, 2009

Published May 11, 2009