TO PROTECT WITH COURAGE

TO SERVE WITH COMPASSION

Community Services Bureau

The Community Services Bureau effectively complements the Department by working with the community to reduce the opportunity for and fear of crime, resolve problems, increase cohesion and improve community and police cooperation, reduce calls to high-call addresses and address the drug problem in Public Housing.

Community Crime Prevention/SAFE Field Operations

Community Crime Prevention/SAFE Field Operations is comprised of the following functions:

Field Operations: Community Crime Prevention/SAFE Field Operations works to identify problems in neighborhoods that contribute to increased crime and citizen dissatisfaction, address neighborhood livability, organize and educate the community about crime prevention and empower residents with problem solving skills to improve their communities. Strategies include organizing citizens, coordinating activities and assisting other agencies. CCP/SAFE also coordinates Home Security Demonstrations, Personal Safety Workshops, Youth Personal Safety and Street Smarts Presentations, Crime Free Multi-Housing Program, Rental Property Owner Workshop, Sex Offender Community Notification Meetings.

Field Operations I: Field Ops I performs the above functions in the Second and Third Precincts and supervises the RECAP and Sex Offender Notification Programs

Field Operations II: Field Ops II performs the above functions in the Fourth Precinct and First Precinct and supervises the JCPC Program and Delinquents under 10 program.

Repeat Call Address Policing Program (RECAP): The RECAP function identifies those addresses in the City that have a large number of repeat calls for police service and attempts to solve the problems creating the high demand for service. RECAP also coordinates the Shoplifting Program, the tracking system for the Rental License Ordinance, provides loss prevention and other crime prevention information to small businesses.

Administration and Special Programs: Administration and Special Programs coordinates internal support functions of CCP/SAFE which include: personnel and computer operations. Special programs include McGruff House, McGruff Truck, Block Connections and National Night Out.

Police Athletic League and Internship Program (P.A.L.): P.A.L. promotes constructive interaction between officers and the youth of the community through athletics and recreational activities that teach children good citizenship and to take pride in the community.

Learn more about Crime Prevention/SAFE.

Police Public Housing Unit

The MPD's Police Public Housing Unit contracts with the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) to provide enhanced police services for the city's public housing residents. Special emphasis is placed on drug interdiction and creating safe conditions for residents in public housing. Service is provided through undercover drug enforcement, uniform community contacts, and community meeting attendance.

Computerized Deployment-Focused On Results (CODEFOR)

CODEFOR is responsible for reviewing, organizing and disseminating information for crime control strategies.

CODEFOR is a strategy to reduce crime involving every unit of the Minneapolis Department, including patrol, investigations, administration, special units, and support services. It combines the latest technology with field-proven police techniques such as directed patrol, safe streets, and community-oriented policing. It utilizes computer-generated data to identify crime "hot spots" quickly, and divert police resources to them in a coordinated manner.

Learn more about CODEFOR.

Emergency Communications Operations Unit

The Emergency Communications Operations Unit (MECC) is responsible for receiving all 9-1-1 calls for police, fire and emergency medical assistance. The unit coordinates the deployment of police department officers and vehicles and provides communication assistance to officers in the field.

Police Chaplain Corps

The Minneapolis Police Chaplain Corps consists of volunteer community members who have undergone a background check and received specialized training for working with people in crisis. The Chaplain Corps provides 24 hour services to the residents of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Police Department.

The main purpose of the Chaplain Corps is to assist members of the Police Department and work with victims and survivors of crime. Two department chaplains are available on a 24 hour basis for private counsel and other ministerial duties for police department personnel and their families. Matters discussed with them are privileged.

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Last updated Sep. 27, 2011