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Transforming Community Safety Update + Meeting

From the City of Minneapolis:

The City of Minneapolis is committed to a goal of safety for everyone in Minneapolis. On June 12, 2020, the City Council passed a resolution committing to creating a transformative new model for cultivating safety in Minneapolis.

Since then, internal work groups and key stakeholders have been exploring ways to develop an integrated community safety response that works for everyone.

Three pillars of community safety

The City’s realignment to provide a holistic community safety response will take place in phases over time with much staff, partner and community participation. It focuses on three main areas:

  • A public health-oriented response for preventing violence.

  • Alternatives to police response for 911 calls.

  • Reforming law enforcement policies, protocols and practices.

Stay up to date

Stay updated on this work by visiting the City’s community safety webpage. This source will have updated information on the three focus areas. Information will also be shared out over a variety of channels in many languages.

Staff will present regular community safety updates at City Council meetings. The first is a Health Department presentation on the first phase of engagement around public health-oriented violence prevention. This presentation will include a summary of the online survey, stakeholder interviews and focus groups you were invited to take part in. Staff from the City Coordinator’s Office will also provide an update on the alternatives to police response work rolling out this year. Watch the presentation to the Public Health & Safety Committee at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21, on the City’s website.

Transforming Community Safety online meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 Learn more about the City’s work to transform community safety and upcoming engagement opportunities. RSVP to attend.



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