Community Safety

The City wants to ensure the safety of all members of our community. Learn how you can engage in this work and make a difference in Minneapolis.

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Sign up for our next learning lab community meeting

Join us on Thurs., June 17 at 12 p.m. for the next session in our learning lab series with David Kennedy, the executive director of National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College and Sasha Cotton, Director, Minneapolis Office of Violence Prevention.

About community safety

People walking through Open Streets Mpls 2019 in North Minneapolis.

The death of George Floyd led the City of Minneapolis to commit to change.

We seek to create a public safety system that keeps every member of the Minneapolis community safe. With input from our community, we're focusing on:

  • Alternatives to police response
  • Violence prevention
  • Police policy reform

Read about our three focus areas

Our commitment

As we reimagine public safety through a new model, we have committed to a year-long process of:

  • Community engagement
  • Research
  • Structural change

What engagement means for Minneapolis

As we work to improve community safety in Minneapolis, three principles guide our community engagement plans.

Accessibility

We will create engagement opportunities that are varied and designed to meet people where they are.

Meaning

As a community, we want you to feel that:

  • The dialogue you have with us is meaningful and relevant.
  • Your involvement informs actions.
  • We reflect your recommendations in a new system of public safety.

Inclusivity

Our engagement opportunities will reach the full and rich diversity of our City. We will center the voices of historically marginalized or underserved people, including:

  • Black people
  • Indigenous people
  • People of color
  • Immigrants
  • Victims of harm

Contact us

Community Safety

Minneapolis Health Department