Community Services & Crime Prevention

The New Hope Police Department offers a variety of programs to encourage New Hope residents to become involved with crime prevention and community service.

For more information on these activities click on the blue bars below or contact Officer Brad Kallio at bkallio@newhopemn.gov or 763.398.1229.

Child Passenger Safety

The New Hope Police Department offers a variety of services related to Child Passenger Safety.  Please follow the link below for more information on scheduling a car seat check, our seat distribution program, and for information on how to sign up for C.A.R.S. Training or request a car seat safety presentation for your group or event.

 

National Night Out, New Hope's Night to Unite (NNO/NTU)

Registration for National Night Out 2021 is now open!
National Night Out, New Hope's Night to Unite, is an annual community-building campaign that takes place each year on the first Tuesday in August. Neighborhoods throughout the city host block parties and other events where neighbors can get to know each other and also have the opportunity to speak with police officers, city staff, elected officials, and representatives from organizations that serve the city of New Hope.

Please follow the link below for more information. Any questions can be directed to Officer Kallio.

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective ways to prevent crime and reduce fear. Active participation in Neighborhood Watch forges bonds between neighbors to help reduce burglaries, theft, and other crimes and also forms a partnership between police and the community we serve.

New Hope has approximately 60 active Neighborhood Watch Groups. Neighborhood Watch Groups should meet at least two times per year, once with police to discuss crime prevention or a related topic of interest to the neighbors, and a second more informal meeting or block party to ensure neighbors are staying in touch and informed. Neighborhood Watch Groups are also asked to have members sign up for Operation ID, a free program to assist residents in marking valuable property as a tool to prevent theft, and to assist officers in returning property to the owner if it is lost or stolen.

If you would like to start a Neighborhood Watch Group in your area or schedule a meeting, please call 763-531-5170.

Media Calls For Service Report

Below are the most recent copies of the Calls For Service Media Report.  The report will contain calls for service for the time period listed on the report and covers the entire city of New Hope.  Categories of crime typically included in this report are: Assault, Burglary, Damage to Property, Domestic Assault, Forgery, Fraud, Narcotics, Theft,  Theft From Vehicle, Narcotics and Weapons. 

You may also see similar information displayed on the Lexis Nexis Community Crime Map, a third party site accessible through the link below.  The map will show the past 30 days of data, while the media report will display the most recent report available.                                       

D.A.R.E. Program

History of D.A.R.E.

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program was developed in the Unified School District of Los Angeles in 1983. Educators and psychologists designed the curriculum, with police officers acting as contributors.

In 1988, police officers in Minnesota began to receive training to teach the D.A.R.E. program. New Hope was one of the first police departments in Minnesota to train an officer and get the officer into District 281 schools.

Elementary School Curriculum

D.A.R.E.’s keepin’ it REAL Elementary School curriculum continues a more than thirty year commitment to providing cutting edge instruction that helps prevent drug use by developing basic, core skills needed for safe and responsible choices, skills that extend well beyond drugs to healthy and mature choices in life.

The curriculum, designed based on the Socio-Emotional Learning Theory (SEL), identifies fundamental, basic skills and developmental processes needed for healthy development including:

  • Self-awareness and management
  • Responsible decision making
  • Understanding others
  • Relationship and communication skills
  • Handling responsibilities and challenges
Citizens' Police Academy

Citizens' Police Academy

The New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale Police Departments offer a Citizens' Police Academy each fall for adult community members of the three cities, of all ages and backgrounds, who want to learn more about their local police department.

The no-cost classes are held each fall and run for six weeks, beginning in September. Space is limited and participants must commit to attending all six classes. The deadline to apply for the 2021 Citizens' Police Academy is Sept. 7 at 3 p.m.

 Please note: A brief background check is conducted on all applicants.

2021 Class Schedule
Classes are Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m.
 Sept. 7  Sept. 14
 Sept. 21  Sept. 28
 Oct. 5  Oct. 12

 

Most instructors are New Hope, Crystal or Robbinsdale police officers.  Topics include patrol tactics investigations, narcotics, crime scene processing, juvenile crime, police dispatch, court procedures, use of force, canine demonstrations and crime prevention strategies.

Citizens' Police Academy Registration
Online registration is available for all three participating cities at the City of Crystal Citizens' Police Academy webpage. 

Mail-in registration may be completed by filling out the registration form found in the brochure and mailing it to:
Citizens' Police Academy Registration
c/o Sgt. Justin Tourville
4141 Douglas Drive North
Crystal, MN 55422-1696

New Hope Crime Prevention Fund Board

The New Hope Crime Prevention Fund Board is an independent 501c (3) organization, administered by a volunteer board of directors, whose purpose is to encourage the prevention of crime and the apprehension of criminals in the city of New Hope by:

  • informing New Hope citizens of methods of discouraging crime on their property and in their community
  • advancing, promoting and administrating charitable and educational activities and projects for the purpose of crime prevention and the apprehension of criminals in New Hope

For more information on the New Hope Crime Prevention Fund, please visit their website:

New Hope Crime Prevention Fund 

Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH)

New Hope Police Department participates in the Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH) program working with rental owners, managers and tenants to help reduce crime and improve safety in the community.  Please check out the CFMH page for additional information, resources and available Phase I and Refresher training.

CFMH Page

Annual Bicycle Rodeo & Bicycle Theft Prevention

Annual Bike Rodeo

The New Hope Police Department participates in the an annual Bike Rodeo the first week of May each year.  The Bike Rodeo is co-sponsored by police, fire and parks and recreation as well as several community groups and volunteers from the cities of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale.  The location of the Bike Rodeo rotates each year.  In 2021 the Bike Rodeo is scheduled to occur on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Crystal Community Center (4800 Douglas Drive). We hope to see everyone there and look forward to kicking off the biking season with some fun and important safety reminders for new and experienced riders.

The Bike Rodeo is open to the public and includes safety courses for children to ride through, low-cost helmet sales, helmet fitting, food and bike safety prizes. A flyer will be available as the event gets closer.  

Prevent Bike Theft

Please take the time to record the Make, Model, Serial Number, Color, and anything unique about your bike.  Put this information in a safe place in case your bike is ever stolen. Take photos of the serial # and of the whole bike so there is a better chance of your bike being returned if recovered by police.  The chances of recovery without the serial number are very low, and it is also difficult to prove the bike belongs to you.  If you have Operation ID, etch your number on your bicycle!  If you would like to sign up for Operation ID to mark your bicycle and other valuable property, Please Contact Us.

Smart Speed Trailer Request

The New Hope Police Department has a portable Smart Speed Trailer that can be set up to monitor the speed of passing cars in New Hope. The trailer serves as a reminder to drivers of the maximum allowable speed for the roadway and gives a digital readout of the speed as a vehicle approaches the trailer. This is a great tool to help drivers, but also lets residents see the speed that a vehicle is traveling through the neighborhood. 

To request the trailer in your neighborhood, please call 763-531-5170.


Juvenile Curfew Ordinance

In Hennepin County there is a county-wide curfew ordinance for anyone under 18.  The curfew was designed to protect children and teens from being involved in, or victimized by, crime during nighttime hours. 

 

Under 12 Sunday through Thursday - Home by 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturdays - Home by 10 p.m.
Ages 12-14 Sunday through Thursday - Home by 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturdays - Home by 11 p.m.
Ages 15-17 Sunday through Thursday - Home by 11 p.m.
Friday and Saturdays - Home by 12:01 a.m.

  

There are exceptions for employment, school, religious observances, sponsored recreational activities, emergencies, errands at the direction of a parent or guardian and engaging in activities protected by the First Amendment.  The law applies if the child is any public place after curfew hours including walking, biking, and driving a vehicle.

If young people are in a public place or business after the above hours without a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult, the police may give them a ticket. A public place means any place to which the public or a substantial group of the public has access and includes, streets, highways, and common areas of schools, hospitals, apartment houses, office buildings, transport facilities and shops. 

Additional curfew ordinance information can be found on the website of the Hennepin County Attorney by following the link below.

Contact:

Officer Brad Kallio,
Community Relations &
Crime Prevention
bkallio@newhopemn.gov
Office: 763.398.1229
Cell: 612.352.7800