Get involved

We invite all community members to take part in improving community safety in Minneapolis.

Overview

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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
    The community should feel that:
    • The dialogue is meaningful and relevant.
    • Their involvement informs actions.
    • Their contributions are reflected in recommendations for new systems of public safety. 
  • Inclusivity
    Our engagement opportunities will reach the full and rich diversity of our City. We will center the voices of people who have been historically marginalized or underserved by our present system. These include Black people, American Indian people, people of color, immigrants and victims of harm.

See our focus areas to improve community safety

See a timeline of Minneapolis community safety milestones

Engagement phases

Phase 1

Oct. 2020 - March 2021

Take our community survey

Share your feedback about:

  • The City's current model of community safety
  • Opportunities for change

We will read all feedback and keep it in mind as we create a new vision of community safety 

Take the survey

Phase 2

Jan. 2021 - March 2021

Join the conversation in public forums

Community members can:

  • Review and provide feedback on the themes and goals chosen in Phase 1
  • Look more closely at ideas for a new community safety model

This phase will inform draft recommendations.

Attend our next online meeting

Join us to learn more about:

  • The City’s work to transform community safety
  • Upcoming engagement opportunities

Details:

  • Date and time: TBD
  • Link: Coming soon

If you need the meeting translated into a different language, please contact us.

Email us if you need translation for the next Community Safety meeting

Other meeting resources

See past presentations

You can see and download the City's presentations to community.

View the City's 1/26/21 presentation

Watch the City's 3/2/21 meeting

Lead your own meeting

Read our meeting facilitation guide

Phase 3

April 2020 - May 2020

Give feedback on draft recommendations

You will be able to give feedback on draft recommendations:

  • At public forums
  • Online
Phase 4

June 2021 - July 2021

Read the final report of recommendations

Using feedback gathered during the other phases, we will:

  • Refine our findings
  • Finalize recommendations

We will present a final report on building a new model for community safety to the City Council.

Request accessible format

If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Minneapolis community survey

Share your thoughts about what a new model of community safety could look like in Minneapolis.

Your feedback is important and so is your privacy. What you provide in this survey will be shared with City of Minneapolis employees who are working on this engagement.

Read our privacy policy

Contact us

Community Safety

Minneapolis Health Department