Our Youth Outreach & Programming Unit is directed by Senior Commander Jon Loretz.  

We want to meet you!  The Y.O.P.U. unit of the Saint Paul Police Department hosts multiple programs and contributes to the management of hundreds of events annually, designed to facilitate honest and open interaction between officers and our diverse communities.

Have fun while creating positive change for your community.  We believe these events and connections promote safety for the region by improving trust between law enforcement and the community we serve.  Partnerships between community and police are vital for reducing crime by providing SPPD officers the connections they need to respond to community concerns in an honest, timely and respectful manner.

Please, take the time to explore this site and find an opportunity to connect with your police department.  From youth sporting events, to civilian academies, to just a little fun in the sun at a summer picnic, there is an event or program that is right for you. Read on to discover the different ways you can partner with us to help make your community a safer place.

SC Loretz  651.266.5520

Last Edited: November 14, 2022