The Community Engagement Unit of the Saint Paul Police Department coordinates a series of programs and initiatives designed to foster positive connections between law enforcement and the community. This includes overseeing the recruitment efforts for the department. 

At SPPD we believe that community engagement is the responsibility of everyone in the department, not just a select few. Community engagement starts at the highest level beginning with the Chief of Police and filters throughout the agency to all of our sworn officers and civilian staff. We also believe that community engagement must include strong partnerships in the community.

If you, or your organization, have questions about the role of an officer and would like to learn more about serving your community, please reach out. 

Unit Vision:

Establish, improve and sustain community relationships providing trusted service with respect.

Unit Mission:

With a strong foundation of transparency and “Trusted Service with Respect”, the Community Engagement Unit will use the 6 pillars of 21st Century Policing to promote positive engagement and communication with our racially diverse neighborhoods, businesses and community organizations.