Community safety work

We're focusing on three key areas to improve community safety in our city.


The death of George Floyd led the City of Minneapolis to commit to change.

We seek to create a public safety system that keeps every member of the Minneapolis community safe. With input from our community, we will create a new model for public safety through:

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Key areas

Alternatives to police response

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Our goal is to create non-police alternative responses to emergency calls for service.

Led by Performance Management and Innovation, this work includes:

  • Engaging the community about how to provide the right resources to residents at the right time
  • Testing new ideas for alternatives to police response
  • Analyzing data and recommending long-term changes to alternative responses

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Violence prevention

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Our goal is to create healthy and thriving communities that are free from violence.

We strive to help:

  • Prevent violence before it begins
  • Step in at the first sign of risk
  • Heal victims after an incident

Led by Neighborhood Safety, this work includes:

  • Strategic initiatives
  • Investment in community-driven strategies
  • Capacity building work to help organizations with the shared goal of a violence-free community

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See Public health approach to violence

Police policy reform

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Our goal is to improve community interactions when police do need to respond to calls for service.

Led by the Mayor’s Office, this work includes:

  • Reaching out to national and local task forces of experts to assess current police standards
  • Developing policies and procedures to improve police interactions with the community

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Contact us

Community Safety Office




250 S. 4th St, Room 510
Minneapolis, MN 55415