Crime Prevention Unit

Crime Prevention Coordinators work with residents, businesses, organizations and various groups to provide informative presentations and workshops on a variety of safety topics. Topics may include: Crime Prevention 101; Identity Theft and Fraud; Crime Prevention Through Environment Designs (CPTED); Personal Safety, etc...

The Crime Prevention Unit strives to provide resources in a range of locations and at community events. If you have a community event scheduled, we are happy to provide a resource table ad meet with residents to offer suggestions in making their homes and community safer.

Block Clubs:
Block Clubs and groups of neighbors are a great way to make your community safer by getting to know your neighbors. You can work on issues together and create positive activities in your area. Crime Prevention staff are ready to support your work by attending your meetings and, as needed, offer training opportunities, provide resources and a monthly crime prevention newsletter.

Saint Paul Resources

Saint Paul Come Clean Program
Saint Paul Come Clean Program gives you a reason to work together to beautify your block. The program allows you to adopt a block or do a one-time litter pick-up of your block. It is a wonderful way to start beautifying for spring or prepare for winter in your neighborhood by making sure it is clean and well-maintained.

Pop Up Saint Paul
This resource is provided by Saint Paul Public Libraries to encourage community meetings and gatherings. You can check out 'block party' kits complete with a canopy, barricades, coolers and children's activities. They also have other equipment for loan such as a portable PA system, signage, projector and interpreter kits. Now you can easily get organized for any block activity.

Saint Paul Police Department Resources

National Night Out
National Night Out is a great time to get to know your neighbors. It is held on the 1st Tuesday of August and is the one time of the year that it is free to block off your street!

Crime Prevention Newsletter
Register to receive our Crime Prevention Newsletter.

Crime Free Multi-Housing Program
This crime prevention program is a partnership between law enforcement, rental property owners, managers and tenants to keep drugs and illegal activity out of rental property.

Premise Surveys
Crime Prevention Coordinators will conduct property reviews for single family, multi-family and commercial locations. they observe lighting, landscaping, locks, doors and windows, etc...The Crime Prevention Coordinator will provide property owners with a list of suggested improvements.

House Watches
Property owners who will be away from home can take advantage of the House Watch program provided by te Community Partnerships Unit (CPU). Officers will rive by your home on a regular basis during your absence to check the property for signs of forced entry. This service is available for a thirty-day period. Please fill out this form and submit, or contact the CPU at 651.266.5485 one week prior to your absence.

Crime Prevention Material

Burglary Prevention

Personal & Family Safety Tips

Theft Prevention Tips