Public Safety Task Force


The purpose of the Public Safety Task Force is to facilitate active participation by the DMNA Board and membership in the ongoing debates about public safety in Minneapolis.  The Public Safety Task Force also seeks to advance these five principles, adopted by the DMNA Board on 7-6-20:

  • A Clear Accountability for Oversight of Police & Public Safety;
  • MPD Reform & Reinvention;
  • A Continuum of Safety Strategies;
  • An Undeniable Role for Law Enforcement;
  • Working Toward a Broad Consensus on the Path to a Safer City for Everyone.

These principles do not specify exactly what a future Minneapolis public safety system should look like, but they do offer a useful, flexible framework for discussing that question.  Within this framework, for example, the idea of “dismantling MPD” is rejected entirely, as is the idea of allowing past policing practices to continue without reform.  Between these rejected ideas, however, there is a wide middle ground for meaningful discussion of our public safety needs and how they can best be addressed in our city.  The Task Force is designed to encourage and inform the downtown community’s participation in this public safety debate, through the city council’s official engagement process and through other means.

Public Safety Task Force News

DMNA letter to the community regarding the City’s 2021 Budget

DMNA Public Safety Town Hall from 10/27/20 on YouTube

DMNA Public Safety Town Hall Panelists Names and Contact Information

City Council Approves Community Engagement Process on the Future of Policing and Public Safety

If You See Something, Report It! (Here’s why….)

Minneapolis Public Safety Meets National Politics


Crime Maps & Dashboards

Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) dashboards and crime maps show information about police stops, crime data, arrest data, use of force, and more.  They give an interactive look at MPD data.

Minneapolis Crime Dashboard

Note:  When comparing data, remember that comparing raw numbers isn’t easy.  The same number of events can mean different things in different areas and at different times of the day.


What’s the difference between 911 and 311?

Call 911 to:

  • Report an incident that requires a police officer at the scene (such as assaults, kidnapping, burglaries, domestic disputes, auto accidents with injuries, etc…).
  • Request an ambulance for a medical emergency.
  • Report a fire.
  • Report a crime in progress.
  • Report suspicious, criminal activity in progress (such as alarms, shots fired, shouts for help).

Call 311 for non-emergencies such as:

  • Suspicious activity not in progress.
  • Abandoned vehicles or parking violations.

How to use 311:

Visit the 311 Online Services page for a list of all the 311 online services.


Report Suspicious Activity