The Minneapolis Park Police Department is committed to ensuring safe parks, recreation centers, and recreation programs across Minneapolis.
As the independent law enforcement agency governed by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), our first priority is making sure that we support the mission of the MPRB, in part, "to provide places and recreational opportunities for all people to gather, celebrate, contemplate and engage in activities that promote health, well-being, community, and the environment." To that end, we work closely with MPRB field staff, in every division, to ensure that crime and safety concerns are addressed holistically; safety is not merely the obligation of the Park Police - it is everyone's responsibility.
It is our sincere hope that all of your visits to the #1 urban park system in the country are safe. Although we work proactively and strive to prevent crime, if you encounter suspicious or illegal behavior, please call 911 immediately. If you have questions or general safety concerns, please contact us.
Minneapolis Park Police Department Vision, Mission, and Values
To ensure a park system that is safe for all to play, recreate, contemplate and celebrate.
The Minneapolis Park Police Department, in support of the mission and goals of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, is devoted to preserving and ensuring safe parks for all visitors and staff through fair and professional policing.
Members of the Minneapolis Park Police Department believe in public service and care about the needs of the community we serve.
Members of the Minneapolis Park Police Department are committed to developing and maintaining positive relationships with all communities, neighborhoods, and partners to proactively improve park safety and solve crime issues.
Members of the Minneapolis Park Police Department are dedicated to supporting the work of Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board staff so that services can safely and successfully be delivered.
Members of the Minneapolis Park Police Department are devoted to preserving and enhancing the legacy, resources, and excellence of the Minneapolis park system.