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 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.
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.
Saint Paul residential property owners who will be away from home for an extended period can take advantage of the House Watch program provided by the Community Partnerships Unit (CPU). Volunteer Reserve Officers will drive by your home on a regular basis during your absence and check the property for signs of forced entry. This service is available for a thirty-day period and can be extended upon request. Please fill out this HOUSE WATCH FORM and submit, or contact the CPU at 651.266.5485 one week prior to your absence.
Saint Paul residents who observe an abandoned bicycle in their neighborhood for more than 5 days are encouraged to contact the Community Partnerships Unit (CPU). Volunteer Reserve Officers will be assigned to pick up abandoned bicycles within a reasonable amount of time and take them to city impound lot for safe-keeping. Bicycle serial numbers (if available) will be compared to our stolen bicycle database. Please fill out this BICYCLE PICK-UP FORM and submit, or contact the CPU at 651.266.5485.
Crime Prevention Material
Personal & Family Safety Tips
Theft Prevention Tips