Community Outreach

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In an ongoing effort to keep people safe and improve relationships between officers and the public, the St. Louis Park Police Department has a wide variety of community outreach activities and programs. 

Community Outreach Officer

The community outreach officer coordinates citywide programs such as:

This officer also prepares neighborhood surveys, coordinates neighborhood meetings and addresses a variety of civic, school, resident, and business groups on matters related to personal safety.

Community Outreach Officer

Joint Community Police Partnership

The mission of the Joint Community Police Partnership (JCPP) is to enhance communication and understanding between law enforcement and multicultural residents. We are working together to build safer communities.

Here’s how you can be involved:

  • New Americans Academy. This is a class for adult community members, especially immigrants and refugees, who want to learn more about police procedures and laws.
  •  Teen and Youth Academies. These are organized in collaboration with area elementary and high schools to provide more opportunities for young people to learn about the police and laws.
  • Community Meetings and Informational Q&A Sessions. These are held periodically by police officers at community locations. Topics are tailored to the needs and interests of the audience.

Afton Martens, JCPP Coordinator

Multicultural Advisory Committee

The Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC) meets monthly with police staff to discuss topics important to their communities. The meetings improve communication and mutual understanding between police and the community.

The Police Department is looking for members to serve on MAC. We are seeking members who:

  • Live or work in St. Louis Park or are significantly connected to the city.
  • Accept people who are different from themselves and are respectful of people of different faiths.
  • Have an effective network within the community.
  • Will work cooperatively to enhance relationships between all cultural communities and police.

If you are interested in serving on MAC, complete the application and submit it to Afton Martens at

Applicants will be required to pass a criminal background check and interview with representatives of the Joint Community Police Partnership Administration. The administration makes the final selection of who will serve on MAC.

Additional Community Outreach Programs

  • Cops n’ Kids Holiday Shopping
  • Fishin’ with a Cop
  • Coffee with a Cop
  • Basketball Night in the Park
  • Citizen's Police Academy: Sept. 14-Nov. 16, 2017
    • The Citizen's Police Academy is open to all interested adults 18 and over who live in St. Louis Park. Classes are on Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. for 10 consecutive weeks. Fifteen applicants will be accepted for each class. Registrations for 2017 due by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 31, 2017.
  • Skateboarding Extravaganza
  • Twins Game Day with Students


Many of St. Louis Park's 35 neighborhoods are represented by an organized neighborhood association. Visit the neighborhoods page for more information.

Breanna Freedman, Community Liaison

Request an Officer to Speak at Your Event

You can request an officer to speak at community-hosted events. Visit or use the MyStLouisPark mobile app to submit your request for a speaker.