To build relationships with residents and prevent crime, the Edina Police Department has assigned officers to various housing complexes and neighborhoods throughout the City.
This is a program that has officers engaged in regular, ongoing contact with high-density housing complexes, senior housing complexes and traditional neighborhoods to develop relationships with residents and property managers and to effectively exchange information with neighborhoods and areas of higher calls for service. The officers are also assigned to recognized neighborhoods.
Neighborhood Engagement Officers are tasked with the following duties:
- Conduct monthly analysis of “calls for service” to their assigned neighborhoods to determine any recurring themes or possible problem areas.
- Touch base quarterly with the property manager/caretaker or association leadership to discuss any issues, areas of concern, or upcoming events.
- Provide regular (at least monthly) presence and visibility in the neighborhood.
- Attend block parties, including Night To Unite, and neighborhood meetings when they happen in their assigned neighborhood.
To learn more about the program, or if you have a Neighborhood Engagement Officer assigned to your neighborhood or complex, call Community Engagement Officer Emily Jepson at 952-826-1610.