Thanks to incredible community support and an increase in community policing, Minneapolis has once again grabbed the trophy for top National Night Out (NNO) city in the country. It is the cityâ€™s 3rdÂ year in a row topping the charts nationwide.
1,484 events were registered for NNO in 2014 ([including 51 in Kingfield alone!], setting a record on our City streets the night of August 5th. Attendance totaled more than 74,000 and more than 23,500 of them were kids and young adults. All told, 19% of Minneapolisâ€™ total population participated in the celebration and 100% of cityâ€™s 83 residential neighborhoods participated this year.
â€œOur communities and block club leaders realize what a tremendous honor this is for our City. Our Officers and Crime Prevention Specialists certainly do. The numbers prove that we have a very strong partnership with the neighborhoods that play a huge part in helping keep our streets safe,â€ Minneapolis Police Chief JaneÃ© Harteau said.