The Hopkins Police Department continues to be part of the Joint Community Police Partnership, an award-winning, collaborative effort in the west metro to enhance communication and understanding between law enforcement and multicultural residents.
With Hopkins’ diverse community, this program is an essential part of the police department’s delivery of service to our residents.
To work toward achieving its mission, the JCPP adopts four main strategies:
The JCPP is a collaborative effort of the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Richfield, St Louis Park, Bloomington, Hopkins, Hennepin County, and the Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council. Funding for this program is provided by Hennepin County. Partner cities provide in-kind support including but not limited to providing office space and equipment, supplies, and supervisory staff.
In 2008, the JCPP formed the Hopkins Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee, comprised of 17 members who represent different cultural groups in Hopkins.
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.
The MAC meets once per month.