The Hopkins Police Department takes an active role in the following programs to help partner with residents and businesses and keep crime low in Hopkins.
National Night Out 2006
- Neighborhood Watch
The Police Services Liaison helps coordinate neighbors who have joined together to reduce crime through Neighborhood Watch.
- Joint Community Police Partnership
The JCPP is a collaborative effort to enhance communication and understanding between law enforcement officers and multicultural residents.
- National Night Out
NNO is an annual event designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and to provide an opportunity to promote and celebrate police-community partnerships in crime prevention efforts.
- Crime Free Multi-Housing Program
The Police Department has been involved in the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program since 1994. The program teaches rental property owners and managers how to keep illegal activity off of their property.
- Citizens Academy
The Police Department plays an active role in the City's annual Citizens Academy, giving residents the chance to learn more about the ins and outs of the Hopkins Police Department and other City departments.
Project ALERT is an alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention program taught to 5th grade students in the Hopkins School District, with three booster lessons for 6th grade. The drug prevention program is a collaborative effort by the Hopkins Police Services Liaison and the elementary school counselors
School Safety Patrol Program
The Hopkins Police Services Liaison serves as the coordinator for the community elementary schools' AAA School Safety Patrol Program. With the help of generous donations from the Hopkins American Legion, each year several elementary students attend a week-long safety camp at Legionville Camp near Brainerd. While at camp, they learn safety skills that will help them in their role as safety patrol members.
In appreciation for their hard work and dedication, participants of the safety program are treated to a day at The Park At MOA™ at Mall of America, courtesy of the Suburban Law Enforcement Association.