Hey SAE! Here are some great ways to get involved in your community:
Precinct Advisory Council (PAC) June program will be on Domestic Abuse. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Carol Arthur, Executive Director of the Domestic Abuse Project and Michelle Jacobson who is a Supervising Attorney in the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office will give the presentation at the program. Also, there will be updates from the 2nd Precinct. The Meeting is Monday, June 14th at 6:00 p.m. at Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE.
Citizens Academy – The Minneapolis Police Department is offering a Citizens Academy this fall. This is a 10 week program which gives participants a view of the Minneapolis Police Department, the various units, and how the department units work together. Each class session is a three hour program on Wednesday evenings. For more information go to: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/about/citizens-academy.asp
Start planning now for National Night Out – National Night Out (NNO) is coming up fast, and now is the time to start making preparations on your block for the night that brings neighbors together. This year, National Night Out is Tuesday, August 3.
Minneapolis wants to make it easy for block clubs and neighbors to begin their plans. To get started, register your NNO event. There is a single online process to register your NNO event and apply to close your street. If you want to close your street for your event, street closure is free if you apply by July 16. You need permission of 75 percent of your neighbors to be approved for street closure—please have their names and addresses with you when you apply (You do not need their signatures.) Get started at www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/nno.
You can also register your event and apply for street closure by calling 311 (or 612-673-3000). Also, consider making rain plans. Decide if your event will go forward if it rains, or be rescheduled for another time. If you apply to close your street, you’ll have a rain date of Wednesday, August 4 unless you decline it during the application. If you don’t close your street, you can choose any date that works for your group. Plan ahead!
Each event organizer will receive Mystery Point Passes for Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America. Each Mystery Point pass is worth a single ride, a day of rides or a whole season of rides.
For questions, contact:
Carol Oosterhuis, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 2nd Precinct