Community Programs

"Beyond the Badge" focuses on the inner-workings of the Edina Police and Fire Departments.

Citizens' Academy

This 13-week program, usually held once a year, gives residents an informative and interactive look at the Edina Police Department. Participants must be a least 21 years old, live or work in Edina, pass a criminal background check (fee $25). Learn more.

Night to Unite

Once a year Edina neighborhoods gather with block parties to meet each other as part of the statewide "Night to Unite" crime prevention event. Learn more.

Programs for Youth

Explorer Post 925

This program helps people ages 14 to 20 explore possible careers in law enforcement through education, training, ride-alongs and community service. Members of the Edina/ Eden Prairie Post 925 have won numerous state and national awards. Learn more.

Junior Police

Police officers visit second- and third-grade classrooms throughout Edina to teach safety at home, at school and in the community and to talk about the roles of police officers. Learn more.

Safety Camp

Each summer, the Edina Police, Fire and Parks departments, along with help from other agencies, put on a one-day Safety Camp for kids entering fourth grade. Campers learn about fire safety, personal safety, dangerous situations and what to do in an emergency. Participants get a special T-shirt to commemorate the event. Registration for this very popular program usually opens in mid-February via the Parks & Recreation activity site.