Community Involvement & Responsibilities
The Minneapolis Police Department depends on all citizens of our community to assist us in making Minneapolis a safer city to live and work in.
Remember, for every report/call that is made, it increases the eyes and ears of the police which in turn, provides more information on criminal activities and the areas where it is occurring. This, coupled with our CODEFOR strategy, improves the chances of stopping criminal behavior in our city.
It is a partnership, responsibility and duty that all of us share—to report and provide information about crime and suspicious behavior, report and remove graffiti and participate neighborhood and business block clubs.
Organize a Crime Prevention Block Club or Apartment Club
An organized community is the best defense against crime. Join forces with neighbors on your block, in your apartment building or among your surrounding business community to prevent crime.
Reporting and providing information about crime and suspicious behavior
- Call 911 for crimes in progress or any situation that would require police, fire or medical personnel to come to the scene. This includes suspicious activity that is happening right now.
- Call Minneapolis 311 to report on-going supicious activity that is not happening right now.
- Call Minneapolis 311 to report a non-violent crime that does not need for police to come to the scene such as a theft from vehicle.
- Call or e-mail your Crime Prevention Specialist to organize your block to report neighborhood livability issues, suspected drug or party houses, or crimes are occurring in your neighborhood.
- Call 911 for in-progress graffiti.
- Report graffiti that you see on both private and public property by calling (612) 673-2090 (Graffiti Hotline) or sending the information via the web: MinneapolisMN.gov/Graffiti.
- Call graffiti supervisor at (612) 673-5722 if you have information about anyone you suspect to be a graffiti vandal.
Subscribe to Crime Alert Bulletins
Subscribe to crime alert bulletins and receive e-mails for your neighborhood or business districts about crime alerts and safety tips.
Last updated Apr. 24, 2012