Happy National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (1/9/2019)! 💙 In honor of this, we spoke with citizens of Minneapolis who are showing their gratitude and support for MPD Officers. Some ways you can participate too are by wearing blue, sending a card to your local police department, or sharing a positive law enforcement experience story on […]
On Friday, December 21st MPD Officers helped Roosevelt High School students at their 48th annual Operation Holiday Basket! The large group assembled 400 baskets of food for families in the community of Minneapolis. The delivery zones included Franklin Ave to 62 and 35W to the river. Every basket contained a turkey and about 15-20 canned goods […]
After a car seat raffle at the Battle of the Badges BBQ in the fall, there were a number of families who came to MPD in need of a car seat for their children. Just in time for the holidays, MPD was able to provide 16-20 car seats that were needed to bless these particular […]
On Tuesday, December 18th Minneapolis Police Officers teamed up with Hy-Vee and other local first responders to pass out 500 ‘Hormel Cure 81 hams’ to benefit Minneapolis families in need. This holiday season, Hy-Vee is donating 5,300 hams over an 8 state region (19 different cities and 20 different stops). The two Minneapolis locations included […]
The MPD Mounted Patrol Unit is a valuable asset in Minneapolis for many reasons, such as community engagement, crowd control and crime control. Our Mounted Police say you have to see this unique policing in action in order to understand the impact it really has. Let’s go behind the scenes and hear from the riders […]
On Thanksgiving Day, 2018, personnel from the Minneapolis Police Department joined staff from Grace in the City Church, Woodbury Community Church, and volunteers from around the metro area to prepare and serve 200 meals to persons struggling with homelessness in our Minneapolis community. Though many on-site meals are provided every year, the realities of homelessness […]
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 […]