The JCPP is a collaborative effort of four cities (Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Richfield and Hopkins), Hennepin County and the Northwest Hennepin Human Service Council.
Its 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, the JCPP will ultimately improve the safety and livability of our communities.
To work toward achieving its mission, the JCPP has implemented four main strategies:
Funding for the Community Liaison position and 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 for the Community Liaison.
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.