The Hopkins Police Department continues to be part of the Joint Community Police Partnership (JCPP), 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.
Strategic Plan of Action
To work toward achieving its mission, the JCPP adopts 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
Hiring personnel sensitive to the needs our diverse community, such as 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