Community engagement is something that is a strong focus of the Minneapolis Police Department. Not all community engagement comes in the form of speaking in front of large groups as community gatherings. In fact, some of the most fun are the situations where our officers can interact with smaller groups of people, and at times, with simply smaller people!
Officers from the MPD 5th Precinct were invited to Calvin’s 5th birthday party that was police-themed. Officers went to the party and spent time with the kids. Officers used the time to tell the kids about safety tips as well as let them play in the squad cars and activate the lights and siren.
Bike Cops for Kids donated a helmet for Calvin. And each of the kids also received Jr. Police Badges and a water bottle!
It was tough to tell who had the better time; the cops or the kids!