The following links are quarterly reports from the City’s Office of Police Conduct Review and the Minneapolis Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit. OPCR Q2 Report IAD Q2 Report
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman Announces: (NOTE- this release contains two different charging decisions by the attorney’s office. BOCKOVEN, is the male charged in the Minneapolis case) Charges were filed against two separate men in unrelated murder cases, one in Eden Prairie and the other in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Friday. […]
August 22, 2016 (MINNEAPOLIS) The Minneapolis Police Department and CrimeStoppers of Minnesota have teamed up to announce a reward in this case. Anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this murder is eligible for a cash reward of up to $10,000. Any tips that are provided […]
Message From the Chief
Three years ago the concept of MPD 2.0, a values driven department with our three core values,commitment, integrity and transparency and three core goals of public safety, public trust, and employee engagement & morale was introduced. For the past three years as a department we have endured transformational and organization change with 2.0 as the foundation in achieving excellence through creating a culture of accountability. Through this process we have become a national model, leading the way in community engagement, public trust & police legitimacy and employee professional development. What we didn’t know at the time is the national conversation that would take place as a result of incidents of police shootings and use of force in other parts of the country.
Last December, President Obama signed an executive order establishing the Task Force on 21StCentury Policing. The President charged the task force with identifying best practices and offering recommendations on how policing practices can promote effective crime prevention while building public trust. The task force identified 6 pillars to best address; Building Public Trust & Legitimacy, Policy & Oversight, Technology & Social Media, Community Policing & Crime Reduction, Training & Education and Officer Wellness & Safety. Now as many departments are looking at ways to implement strategies to address each of the action items listed under the six pillars, we are finding that MPD 2.0 is already addressing most of them.
The implementation of these strategies would not have been possible without proud, professional, and dedicated officers and civilian staff. Nor would we have such success without a supportive and dynamic public to serve and partner with. I continue to be impressed and proud of the members of the Minneapolis Police Department and all that has been accomplished with our community partners.