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Cultural Outreach

The Joint Community Police Partnership (JCPP) is a collaborative effort of:

  • Brooklyn Park
  • Brooklyn Center
  • Hennepin County
  • Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council

Mission

The partnerships mission is to enhance communication and understanding between law enforcement officers and multicultural residents of these cities. By building trust and communication between the police and community members, we will ultimately improve safety and livability of our communities.

Strategies

To build better relations with multicultural communities, JCPP has three main strategies:

  1. Improve the community members’ knowledge and understanding of police procedures and laws
  2. Improve police officers’ knowledge and understanding of the diverse cultural communities residing in their cities
  3. Provide more opportunities for positive interaction and two-way communication between police officers and community members.
 

A few features and accomplishments

  • The creation of the Police Community Liaison Unit.

  • Multicultural cadets and community service officers have been hired to diversify the city’s police force.

  • Police officers are provided practical information about multicultural residents living in Brooklyn Park.

  • Creation of forums and opportunities for police and community to build relationships.

  • Officers are provided with Spanish lessons.

  • Community members come to small meetings – in their homes, churches, community centers and more -- to learn about laws and police procedures.

  • Adults and youth attend academies to improve their understanding of police procedures and laws.

  • Pamphlets and videos have been created and translated to help community members better understand police services and laws.

  • The creation of the New Americans’ Academy

    • A six-week class for adult community members – especially immigrants and refugees – who want to learn more about police procedures and laws. Sessions generally include information about such topics as traffic stops, when to call 911, alcohol and drugs, city code enforcement, domestic violence, and gangs.

  • Creation of teen and youth academies

    • Teen and youth academies are organized in collaboration with area elementary and high schools to provide children and youth with the opportunity to learn more about the police and the laws. Topics include such issues as Internet safety, bullying, illegal drugs, gangs, and dating violence.

  • Community meetings and informational question and answer sessions with police officers

    • These meetings are periodically held at community locations, including apartment complexes, churches, residents’ homes, and at English Language Learner (ELL) classes. Topics can be tailored to the needs and interest of the audience. Meetings can be as small as 15-20 people or as large as 300-plus people.

  • The JCPP Multicultural Advisory Committee

    • The JCPP Multicultural Advisory Committee meets with police personnel on a monthly basis to discuss topics that are important to their communities. The meetings are an opportunity for two-way communication and to enhance mutual understanding between the police and the community. Committee membership is open to anyone interested in applying.

Contact us

Police Department - North Precinct

5400 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Police Department North Precinct

Hours

Open everyday, 24 hours

Dial 911 for police response

Phone and email

763-493-8222 (general questions)
Contact Police Staff

Police Department - South Precinct

7608 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Police Department South Precinct

Hours

Open seven days a week, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Dial 911 for police response

Phone and email

763-493-8200 (general questions)
Contact Police Staff

 

 
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