The DMNA Safety and Security Committee (“Committee”) will serve in an advisory role to the DMNA Board and advocate for downtown Minneapolis residents and business owners on issues affecting public safety and security. The Committee will provide oversight and promotion of various initiatives designed to improve overall public safety in our neighborhoods through the active involvement of our residents and business owners.
- Work with the President of the DMNA and liaise with the current Council Member, the Mayor’s office, and other city offices on all relevant matters involving safety and security in the DMNA footprint.
- Work with the President of the DMNA and liaise with the Minneapolis Police Department and representatives from the 1st Precinct.
- Provide oversight of the bike patrol program introduced in 2022 as a pilot program in the Mill District. Following the completion of the pilot program, review data on its operation to evaluate its impact and better define its level of success. Review the final report and develop a plan for 2023 that would include, but not limited to, whether this program should be continued in its current form and/or expanded to other neighborhoods of Downtown Minneapolis. In addition, the report should include a recommendation on how the program would be funded in the future, including details on the funding strategy, goals, and funding sources.
- Partner with Neighborhood Safety Block Club groups and any other similar groups as formed and determine how the DMNA can support their efforts.
- Work with the President of the DMNA and liaise with other Downtown business organizations such as the Minneapolis Downtown Counsel, DID, Meet Minneapolis, etc., and other neighborhood organizations on all matters involving safety and security.
- Development of “Best Practices” to improve safety and security in the DMNA footprint.
- Provide recommendations to the DMNA Board on potential funding opportunities for various organizations in Downtown Minneapolis that could support the Committee’s goal of improved safety and security in Downtown Minneapolis. Examples include but are not limited to the DID, Mad Dads, etc.