Joint Community Police Partnership
The Joint Community Police Partnership’s goal is to build trust and communication between police and the community. Outreach focuses on immigrants, people of color, Indigenous people, and faith communities. Together, we will improve the safety and livability of our communities.
Current partner cities include Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal/New Hope/Robbinsdale, Edina, Hopkins, and Richfield.
What we do
The community liaison of each city tailors programming to their specific community. Each liaison collaborates with Hennepin County, the city’s police department, and residents.
Together with these partners, liaisons:
- Meet with community members to listen, learn, and build relationships.
- Bring community concerns to the police department.
- Plan and support community engagement events.
- Provide training to respond to the needs of the community.
- Educate the community on changes and trends in law enforcement.
Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC)
Individual community volunteers meet monthly with the community liaison and the police department. The groups discuss concerns, topics, and trends. Committee members may also give their input on complex issues.
The cadet program recruits law enforcement officers who reflect the community they serve. Community liaisons help recruit and interview future cadets. Liaisons also train cadets on community engagement.
Liaisons are in the following communities:
- Apply to serve as a member on the Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC).
- Coordinate or volunteer for community programs.
- Host a community meeting or Q&A session with police officers.
- Share your experiences and ideas. Meet with the community liaison or a MAC member.
- Connect the program, or liaisons with your neighbors, friends, family, and other people you know.
For more information, contact your community liaison.