Goal One Accomplishments: Increase Community Partnerships & Inclusion

Social Media

  • Creation of a social media team of officers to post to social media sites. Officers are responsible for creating creative content, providing a quick response to share info about evolving events, and to interact with the community through social media. 
  • Created accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. 
  • Worked collaboratively with departments that have proven success with community engagement through social media: Pasco, Washington Police Department and Hawthorne, California Police Department. 
  • Presented at the Minnesota Toward Zero Death Conference to assist other departments throughout the State of Minnesota with the successful development and use of social media. 

Utilize Cable Access

  • Partnered with NineNorth (formerly, CTV North Suburbs) during the Cops vs. Kids community basketball event to live-stream the game to the community. 
  • Partnering with NineNorth to develop promotions describing community engagement initiatives to be shared via our social media accounts. 

Increase Community Engagement and Educational Efforts

View a complete list of St. Anthony Police Department community engagement partnerships, programs

  • Continued Coffee with a Cop and developed strategic ways to meet community members where they are. 
  • Resurrected the Citizen’s Academy with an altered training schedule to better meet the needs of attendees and increase participation. 
  • Created a Women in Policing Citizen’s Academy to highlight the many female police officers and the various positions that they hold within the industry. 
  • Built on the success of Cops vs. Kids basketball event to include a local DJ, NineNorth, food trucks, and play-by-play announcing with officers. 
  • Provide educational information through social media on a regular basis to keep the community up-to-date on recent crime trends and types as an attempt to help them avoid becoming victims.
  • Began collecting data on the community engagement time each officer spends to recognize and reward this directed effort. 
  • Updated policy to interweave community engagement into nearly all patrol efforts, seeing every citizen contact as a community engagement opportunity.