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.

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

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.

National Night Out/Night to Unite is a night meant to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our New Hope neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. It is a great opportunity to speak with police officers, city staff, elected officials, and representatives from organizations that serve the city of New Hope under positive circumstances.  Please follow the link below for more information and documents that will help you plan and host an event in your neighborhood.

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, contact Officer Korth at 763-531-5140 or nkorth@newhopemn.gov.

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.

Operation Identification (Operation ID)

Operation ID

Operation Identification is part of New Hope’s Neighborhood Watch Program and is also available to any New Hope resident.  When you sign up, you will be given a permanent identification number.  Your number and contact information will be kept on file at the police department.  As long as the New Hope Police Department has your current contact information, we will be able to notify you if your stolen or lost property is recovered by any law enforcement agency.

Call 763-531-5140 or send a message to nkorth@newhopemn.gov to request your Operation ID number. Personal Property Inventory forms with your number will be sent to you.  One you receive your number you will want to:

  • Identify the valuables in your home, garage, and outbuildings.
  • Record the item, brand, model and serial number on the Personal Property Inventory forms.
  • Take photos of items that cannot be marked.
  • Make a video inventory of your home to go with your list.
  • Make copies of the Personal Property Inventory forms, making sure to keep one copy should be kept at a secure location outside your home.
  • Post your Operation ID stickers at the entryways of your home to let burglars know you property is marked.

For more information read the brochure below or call our Crime Prevention Officer at the number listed.

Dog Walker Watch

Dog Walker Watch

Dog Walker Watch was started in 2018 to as a part of our efforts to improve safety and crime prevention in New Hope by increasing the number of trained "eyes and ears" in our community.  Dog Walker Watch can be your contribution to the safety of the community that you can do on your own schedule.

You will learn what to look for while walking in your neighborhood, who to call if you see something police should check on and safety tips for you and your pet. 

Dog Walker Watch Training free and all residents are welcome to attend.  Having a dog is not required to participate.  Please note, the training is for humans only!   

D.A.R.E. Program

History of D.A.R.E.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) is available to students enrolled in grade 5 in New Hope's elementary schools. 

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 amongst 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

Visit dare.org for additional information on curriculum and additional resources offered through D.A.R.E. America, including the online  Opioid Lesson for students, parents and community members.

Annual Bike Rodeo & Bike Safety

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 2019 the Rodeo is scheduled to occur on Thursday, May 2 at a location in New Hope.  The Bike Rodeo 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.  
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Bike Safety

Higher gas prices and increased interest in alternate modes of transportation mean “sharing the road” with more bicycles. Bicycles are legal vehicles on Minnesota roads and bicyclists have the same rights as motorists. This means they share equally the responsibilities of bicycle safety and reducing bicycle/motor vehicle crashes. The top factor contributing to these crashes is failure of both bicyclists and motorists to yield the right-of-way.

Motorists should be aware of bicyclists on the road. The law requires a three-foot clearance when passing a bicycle. Bicyclists may ride on the roadway even if there is a parallel bike trail. Most bike trails have a speed limit and faster moving bicyclists can be a safety hazard to other trail users. Bicyclists also may ride two abreast on the road as long as it does not impede normal and reasonable movement of traffic.

Bicyclists, you are a vehicle, so ride in the same direction as traffic, obey all traffic control signs and signals and signal your turns.

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 

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.

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 763-531-5140 or email Officer Nichole Korth at: nkorth@newhopemn.gov.

Direct Contact:

Officer Nichole Korth
763-531-5140
nkorth@newhopemn.gov

Address:

New Hope Police Department
4401 Xylon Avenue North
New Hope, MN 55428

Emergency:

911

Non-Emergency Dispatch:

952-258-5321

Police Records & Administration:

763-531-5170
Fax: 763-531-5174

Office Hours:

8am to 6pm Monday-Friday
10am-2pm Saturday
CLOSED Sundays and Holidays