JCPP Celebration of Community

Joint Community Police Partnership

JCPP logo archThe Hopkins Police Department continues to be part of the Joint Community Police Partnership, an award-winning, collaborative effort in the west metro to enhance communication and understanding between law enforcement and multicultural residents.

With Hopkins’ diverse community, this program is an essential part of the police department’s delivery of service to our residents.

To work toward achieving its mission, the JCPP adopts four main strategies:

  • Training for community members about police procedures and laws in order to improve community members’ knowledge and understanding about what is expected of them.
  • Training for police officers, including the provision of information about cultural groups residing in their cities as well as Spanish language instruction.
  • The hiring of community outreach personnel, such as community liaisons who work at the police departments, multicultural cadets and/or multicultural community service officers.
  • The creation of a Multicultural Advisory Committee to serve as a communication bridge between the police departments and diverse community residents.

The JCPP is a collaborative effort of the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Richfield, St Louis Park, Bloomington, Hopkins, Hennepin County, and the Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council. Funding for this program is provided by Hennepin County. Partner cities provide in-kind support including but not limited to providing office space and equipment, supplies, and supervisory staff.

Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee (MAC)

In 2008, the JCPP formed the Hopkins Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee, comprised of 17 members who represent different cultural groups in Hopkins.

The MAC provides advice, suggestions, and assistance to the Hopkins Police Department to aid them in better serving, communicating with, and understanding the many cultures that reside in, work in, or visit the Hopkins area.

The MAC meets once per month.


  • Community Outreach Liaison