Joint Community Police Partnership

JCPP logo archThe JCPP is a collaborative effort of four cities (Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Richfield and Hopkins), Hennepin County and the Northwest Hennepin Human Service Council.

Its mission is to enhance communication and understanding between law enforcement officers and multicultural residents of these cities. By building trust and communication between the police and community members, the JCPP will ultimately improve the safety and livability of our communities. 

To work toward achieving its mission, the JCPP has implemented four main strategies:

  • Training for community members about police procedures and laws in order to improve community members’ knowledge and understanding about what is expected of them.
  • Training for police officers, including the provision of information about cultural groups residing in their cities as well as Spanish language instruction.  
  • The hiring of community outreach personnel, Community Liaisons who work at the police departments, multicultural Cadets and/or multicultural Community Service Officers.
  • The creation of a Multicultural Advisory Committee to serve as a communication bridge between the police departments and diverse community residents. 

Funding for the Community Liaison position and 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 for the Community Liaison.

Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee (MAC)

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.