The Robbinsdale Police Department has an active crime prevention program which is coordinated by the Police Community Action Coordinator. The program is designed to educate people on recognizing and preventing crime risks and encourages active participation with the police department and community as a whole.
Crime Prevention Services Provided
- Provide the public with practical and useful information on how to reduce the likelihood of criminal victimization. Establish a positive working relationship between rental property owners and managers with the police department through a Crime Free Housing Program.
- Establish and work in partnership with Neighborhood Watch groups throughout the city.
- Organize and encourage the city's participation in the annual National Night Out program.
- Provide training on many personal safety topics such as burglary prevention, personnel safety, youth bike rodeo, etc.
The Robbinsdale Police actively utilize a Repeat Nuisance Ordinance (City Ordinance 927) which was enacted to prevent and abate repeat city response to the same addresses for nuisance violations. Nuisance violations can include, but are not limited to, loud parties, disturbances, disorderly conduct and barking dogs.
After two recorded violations the owner of a property and also the renter (if the property is rental) are sent a warning letter detailing the applicable violations. At this time, a third and/or subsequent violation of the ordinance is subject to a $250.00 service fee to the owner and/or renter of the property.
The City of Robbinsdale participates annually in National Night Out. This is a coordinated national crime prevention effort which takes place the first Tuesday of every August. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness and Police-community partnerships. It encourages residents across the country to get out into their neighborhoods and meet their neighbors at block parties. Officers from the Robbinsdale Police Department attend Robbinsdale block parties and discuss any issues or concerns that are considered important by the neighborhoods.
Robbinsdale has many active Neighborhood Watch groups composed of residents who are dedicated to keeping their neighborhoods safe. They send a clear message to potential criminals that crime is not welcomed in the City by providing extra "eyes and ears" in their neighborhoods. Watch groups schedule and facilitate their own meetings but coordinate with the Robbinsdale Police Department's Police Community Action Coordinator to make occasional appearances to discuss a variety of crime-related topics. Please contact the Robbinsdale Police Department if you are interested in joining or starting a Watch group in your neighborhood.
Residents interested in Neighborhood Watch are encouraged to contact the Police Community Action Coordinator at (763) 531-1287 to inquire if a group already exists in their neighborhood. If a group is not established in that neighborhood, residents are encouraged to speak with their neighbors and inquire about the interest in that particular neighborhood for establishing a new Neighborhood Watch group. A brochure explaining Neighborhood Watch in detail is available click here.
The Robbinsdale Police Department has a Property Identification Program which encourages residents to record descriptive information on their personal items. The Police Department provides a spreadsheet where information such as make/brand, serial number, model number, value, and color of items can be recorded and then stored in a safe location. If a resident becomes victim to a property crime, this recorded information will assist the police department in investigating the incident and will increase the likelihood of recovering the stolen property. See below for additional information on the program and for a copy of the identification spreadsheet.
The Robbinsdale Crime Prevention Association became incorporated on January 13, 1987. The organization was formed to provide crime prevention education, a reward fund, and "buy" money.
Members have been actively involved in National Night Out, Block Watches, Public Safety open houses, as well as providing programs and literature for the community. Members played an important role in the success of the referendums required to build the new Public Safety Building. The statues in front of the Public Safety building are also a result of the RCPA's efforts.
To view a video about the Robbinsdale Crime Prevention Association, click here.
For additional information, you can download the Robbinsdale Crime Prevention Association brochure by clicking here.
All meetings are held at the Robbinsdale Public Safety Building, 4101 Hubbard Avenue North. Listed below is a meeting schedule for 2020:
|Thursday, 02/13/2020||7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, 05/14/2020||7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, 11/12/2020||7:00 p.m.|
- Bicycle Safety (pdf)
- Home Security (pdf)
- Identity Theft (pdf)
- Auto Theft Prevention (pdf)