The Minneapolis Police Department has 5 Community Engagement Team Officers dedicated strictly to building trust and strengthening relationships with a number of diverse, ethnic communities in the city. Officer Carlos Baires Escobar is our Latino Community Officer. He provides a crucial link for thousands of residents who now recognize him as a trusted friend always willing to lend a helping hand and bridge communication gaps. He answers calls at all hours of the day, taking reports and attending dozens of community meetings and forums. He has also taken the initiative to triple the size of our Police Activities League Soccer program while serving as a positive role model and mentor for hundreds of children and teens in Minneapolis.