Notes – Kingfield Crime and Safety Meeting
Tuesday , November 18th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. , MLK Park
Project Organizer for KFNA, Sarah Gleason, has been hired.
Beth Larson and Chris deParde met with Sarah.
Court Watch Program meets at 5:30 p.m. on 3rd Monday of month at 5th Precinct; 31st and Nicollet.
Park – Surveillence cameras are being installed inside and outside the park building. Footage will be digitally recorded. Park will be able to simultaneously view all cameras on a single screen.
Impact statements are still needed for the Mars/Thornbury shots fired incident. So far, only one has been received by Court Watch. Instructions for completing the form are at http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/attorney/impact-statements.asp
CPS Tom Thompson reported that overall crime is down 18%, however, theft and auto theft are both up. With holidays coming up, it is a good idea to review Crime Prevention Resources at http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-prevention/
The MPD 2008 Neighborhood Policing Plan for King Field Neighborhood is available online at http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/outreach/Pct5NeighborhoodPolicingPlans.asp . CPS Thompson and Lt. Jack Kelly would like input to the plan.
Lt. Kelly reported that he attended Working with Somali Community training. Topics discussed were culture; gang activity; clan feuds; and transient behaviors.
Participant that attended a West of King block club leader meeting reported that door-to-door begging was discussed. Lt. Kelly and CPS Thomson advised:
– Don’t give money
– Offer telephone numbers for assistance agencies: 612-338-0113 for Salvation Army or 211 for United Way
– person(s) asking for money may be trying to gain information about your property and/or schedule
December 11, 2008, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Youth Appreciation Dinner at MLK Park (info on KFNA website http://kingfield.org/)
December 15, 2008 5:30 p.m. Court Watch Program meeting 5th Precinct
December 16, 2008 7:00 p.m. Crime Prevention and Safety meeting MLK Park