On Friday, November 2nd the Minneapolis Police Department and Mayor Jacob Frey teamed up to serve lunch to over 100 people at House of Charity. Officers and the Mayor enjoyed connecting with guests and helping them out. They also handed out free basketballs.
On Wednesday, October 31st the Minneapolis Police Department Community Engagement Team visited the Hospitality House for Halloween and handed out treats to kids for the after school program. Officer Dillard donated and put together the grab bags for the children. Officers also played basketball and games with the kids in the gym.
In recognition of Fire Prevention Week (October 7 – 13, 2018), Chief Arradondo extends a heartfelt thank you to the Minneapolis Fire Department! Minneapolis Firefighters Local 82, the work you do to keep our community safe means the world to us. Thank you so much. (Also, be sure to watch until the end!)
On Wednesday, October 3rd the Minneapolis Police Department celebrated National Coffee with a Cop Day! MPD officers visited with community members at local McDonald’s restaurants while serving them free coffee, cookies, books and toys. Below is a video that summarizes why we feel these events are important, and highlights the different conversations we have with […]
On Saturday, September 22nd the 6th annual Battle of the Badges BBQ was held at North Commons Park in Minneapolis. Minneapolis Police Department, Fire Department, Police Chaplains, Park Police, Metro Transit Police and KMOJ Radio Station all competed against each other for “best ribs.” For those who couldn’t make it out, below is a video […]
We are just hours away from the 6th annual Battle of the Badges BBQ. Below is a fun compilation video of what some of the participating departments had to say to each other before the big day! Which department will make the best ribs? 🚔🚒 We’ll find out tomorrow! Battle of the Badges will take place on […]
In honor of ‘National Forensic Science Week’ (September 16-22, 2018), we are re-sharing this video featuring an inside look at the MPD’s Crime Lab. We are grateful for the incredible people who are dedicated to working hard each day in our accredited Crime Lab unit! From exonerating the innocent to identifying the guilty, the team […]
On Tuesday, September 18th MPD staff prepared and served a stadium-themed meal to the Ronald McDonald House families, visitors and staff. Officers prepared hot dogs, tacos, nachos, popcorn and Kool-Aid for lunch. The meal was served to celebrate the donation of 72 high-end smart TVs from a company called TCL. Representatives from four of Minnesota’s […]
A group of Latinx teenagers from Minneapolis spent one week in August participating in Chief Arradondo’s Youth Leadership Academy. The students spent time with Minneapolis Police officers, Community Service officers and other role models. They learned about team building, MPD police protocols, Police Explorers opportunities, leadership and fitness development. Participants had a full day at […]
On Tuesday, August 21st Minneapolis Police Chaplains partnered with Minneapolis Police 4th Pct Neighborhood Directed Patrol to assist a family in need. After struggling with the death of a loved one and the loss of a job, this family needed beds for the kids, a microwave, towels, bedding, pots and pans, plates/silverware and school supplies. […]