addressing crime and safety in Phillips
In any city, issues of crime and safety are central to people wanting
to live a quiet, productive life, raise their children, and enjoy
peace and tranquility among their neighbors in their elder years.
Phillips has long taken a strong, pro-active stance toward achieving
peace and tranquility in the community. The Safety Center on Franklin
Avenue across the street from the Franklin Avenue Community Library,
is an important piece of building safety in the community, as are
the other building blocks listed below.
Franklin Avenue Safety Center
The Franklin Avenue Safety Center, located in the Ancient Traders
Plaza, is the result of a partnership between the Minneapolis Police
Department, the American Indian Business Development Corporation,
and community and resident groups.
The goal of the Safety Center is to increase police presence in
the neighborhood, empowering residents and fostering livability
in Phillips. The Safety Center is also fostering police-community
relations by bringing folks together to fight crime and improve
Find out more about the Franklin
Avenue Safety Center here »
Community Crime Prevention / Safety for Everyone
CCP/SAFE crime prevention specialists work with individual neighborhoods
to reduce the fear of crime, improve community and police cooperation
and improve the quality of life in Minneapolis neighborhoods.
The crime prevention specialists provide educational materials
and programs, develop working relationships with the community and
assist residents in reducing the opportunity for crime and in solving
problems in the community.
Find out more about the CCP/SAFE
The Weed and Seed Program
Weed and Seed is a program to assist cities and communities in
addressing issues of neighborhood decay in areas of the country
hard hit by crime, drug activity and violence. Minnesota established
its own Weed and Seed Initiative in 1996. There are three sites
in Minneapolis: Phillips, North and Central.
For more information on Weed and Seed, please visit the program's
website or contact Carrie Day-Aspinwall, Weed and Seed Coordinator,
Phillips Block Club Network
The mission of the Phillips Block Club Network is to organize residents
and businesses to enhance safety and reduce crime in and around
28th Street and Bloomington Avenue.
Hotline Number: 952.996.6490
Meetings take place the third Saturday of each month (no July meeting),
from 10:30 a.m. to noon at St. Paul's Lutheran Education Center
on 28th Street and 15th Avenue South.
National Night Out
National Night Out,
coordinated by Minneapolis
Community Crime Prevention/Safety for Everyone (CCP/SAFE) of
the Minneapolis Police Department, is designed to help create healthy
neighborhoods block by block, helping neighbors to know one another,
to celebrate community and to take steps to make neighborhoods safer
for the children, elders and all residents. National Night Out helps
form good relationships between the community and the Police Department.
CCP/SAFE and NNO help to create a neighborhood network to find ways
to prevent crime and to enhance the livability of neighborhoods
and the city.
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