Community Resources

​​​​​​​​​​​​Keeping the Community Safe

Learn about Operation Safety Net and what to expect as the ​trial for former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin progresses.​


Minneapolis Contact Numbers​

  • 911: Life safety emergencies requiring an immediate response from police, fire or EMS.​
  • 612-673-5335: Tips to Minneapolis police about ​suspicious activity not requiring an immediate response.​
  • 612-673-2499: Minneapolis business and property owners with questions about business operations during the trial and general information about regulations and resources.
  • 311: For non-emergency city information.​​

​​Saint Paul​​

For Help in Saint Paul​

  • ​911: Emergencies where someone's safety is at risk that require an immediate response from police, firefighters, or medics.
  • 651-291-1111: The Saint Paul non-emergency number. ​Tips to the Saint Paul police about suspicious activity that doesn't require an immediate response. An example would include reporting a fast-moving car without license plates.
  • File police report online: The Saint Paul Police Department online police reporting system which allows you to submit a report immediately and later print a copy of the police report at no cost.
  • 651-266-8989: For non-emergency information, available weekdays, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.​​

Hennepin County

​​Ramsey County

Ramsey County Tip Line

  • 651-266-1111: Tips about suspicious activity not requiring an immediate response.

​Other Areas

Outside of Minneapolis, St. Paul or Ramsey County? Call your 911 dispatch center’s 10-digit number to report suspicious activity.

​Metro Transit

​Minnesota Judicial Branch

​​Minnesota COVID-19 Information

Community Discussion Videos

The Cities United Cohort Project, based in Brooklyn Park, recently hosted a meeting that gave us the opportunity to talk with youth and community members. The youth group invited law enforcement officials from across the state to share information about what to expect related to security measures in place during the Derek Chauvin trial. 

​​DPS Commissioner Discusses Changing Standards for Use of Deadly Force​​

In this video from the Cities United Cohort Project meeting, Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington answers a question about the time it's taken to change standards for use of deadly force.


Encouraged vs. Unlawful Activities

In this video from the Cities United Cohort Project meeting​, Col. Matt Langer, Chief of the Minnesota State Patrol, discusses activity that law enforcement encourages and unlawful activity that will not be tolerated.


​​How to Identify State Troopers Wearing Protective Equipment

In this video from the Cities United Cohort Project meeting​​, Col. Matt Langer, Chief of the Minnesota State Patrol, shares a visual of how community will be able to identify State Troopers if they are wearing protective equipment.​​​