On Tuesday, July 17th Minneapolis and St. Paul Police and Fire Departments went head to head in Chicago’s Taste Authority’s 9th annual ‘Wiener Take All’ hot dog eating contest for charity. They had five minutes to eat as many loaded Chicago Dogs as possible. The eight of them combined to eat 35 hot dogs. Minneapolis […]
On Friday, July 13th the Community Engagement Team went to the Hospitality House located at 1220 Logan Avenue North for the Summer Meals program. Officers played basketball, soccer and had lunch with youth in the building. The officers and youth had a great time spending time with each other.
On Wednesday, July 11th Officer Edwards with the Community Engagement Team set up a ‘Cooking with the Community’ event at Breaking Bread in North Minneapolis. The community and officer prepared a meal together then had positive conversations while enjoying their food.
The Community Engagement Team conducted their weekly visit to the House of Charity. Officers served food to over 200 homeless people. They also encountered a 10 year old girl who was in need of a bicycle. The officers had a bicycle with them and presented her with a brand new bike.
On Thursday, July 12th officers reached out to a family with 3 children who are recovering from an accident. The kids were struck and injured by a vehicle while playing on a playground in North Minneapolis. MPD Chaplain Unit partnered with Bike Cops for Kids to deliver 5 new bikes and helmets to the family in […]
On Tuesday, July 10th the Community Engagement Team (CET) along with Chief Arradondo hosted a “Chat with the Chief” at Teto’s Barbershop located at 2124 West Broadway in the 4th Precinct. Officers from the Neighborhood Directed Patrol joined CET. Officers and the community had a great discussion regarding current concerns.
Community Engagement Officers attended the Somali Independence Day Festival on Lake Street this past weekend in the 5th Precinct. They handed out ice cream sandwiches and Freezies. Officers and the community had a wonderful time and great conversations took place.
On Monday, July 2nd Community Engagement Officers served over 200 community members at the House of Charity. Officers were joined by CFO/CEO of the organization, Tanya Batalska, and had a great time engaging with the community.
On Friday, June 29th the Community Engagement Team spent the afternoon with kids at the Ronald McDonald House located in the 2nd Precinct. Officers played in the gym, helped out with activities and had a nutritious lunch with the staff and children.
Lieutenant Veliz and Officer Escobar had the pleasure of conducting a Latino Citizens Academy, which consisted of 6 weeks of learning various aspects of MPD. On Saturday, June 23rd we held a ceremony to congratulate 30 community leaders’ participation in this program. Families attended classes including how to call 911, U Visa, human trafficking, crime […]