The Hopkins Police Department takes an active role in the following programs to help partner with residents and businesses and keep crime low in Hopkins.
- Neighborhood Watch
The Police Services Liaison helps coordinate neighbors who have joined together to reduce crime through Neighborhood Watch.
- Joint Community Police Partnership
The JCPP is a collaborative effort to enhance communication and understanding between law enforcement officers and multicultural residents.
- Multicultural Advisory Committee
The MAC provides advice, suggestions, and assistance to the Hopkins Police Department to aid them in better serving, communicating with, and understanding the many cultures that reside in, work in, or visit the Hopkins area.
- Hopkins Race & Equity Initiative
The Hopkins Race & Equity Initiative is a collaborative effort creating opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of race, equity and diversity and promoting a sense of community that welcomes and values all residents.
- National Night Out
NNO is an annual event designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and to provide an opportunity to promote and celebrate police-community partnerships in crime prevention efforts.
- Crime Free Multi-Housing Program
The Police Department has been involved in the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program since 1994. The program teaches rental property owners and managers how to keep illegal activity off of their property.
- Citizens Academy
The Police Department plays an active role in the City's annual Citizens Academy, giving residents the chance to learn more about the ins and outs of the Hopkins Police Department and other City departments.
- Cops 'N' Kids
The Hopkins Police Department recognizes the importance of reaching out to at risk or disadvantaged youth in our community and creating positive social interactions with law enforcement in an effort to prevent and deter crime.
The program connects young women with positive role models who will become strong advocates for the girls by developing trusting relationships. Youth Empowerment provides the tools, resources, partnerships and support girls need to gain the voice, ability, and problem-solving capacity to realize their full potential.
The LightsOn! initiative helps ease the financial burden of fixing a broken car light. In a new partnership with Bobby and Steve's Auto World, the Hopkins Police Department can now offer low-income drivers a voucher to fix broken taillights, turn signals and headlights for free.
- Operation Recess
Operation Recess is a partnership between Alice Smith and Eisenhower Elementary Schools and the Hopkins Police. Patrol officers spend one day per week at each school for three hours over recess playing games with students on the playground.
School Safety Patrol Program
The Hopkins Police Services Liaison serves as the coordinator for the community elementary schools' AAA School Safety Patrol Program. With the help of generous donations from the Hopkins American Legion, each year several elementary students attend a week-long safety camp at Legionville Camp near Brainerd. While at camp, they learn safety skills that will help them in their role as safety patrol members.
In appreciation for their hard work and dedication, participants of the safety program are treated to a day at The Park At MOA™ at Mall of America, courtesy of the Suburban Law Enforcement Association.