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  • Call 911 for emergencies that require an immediate response from police, firefighters, or medics.
  • Call 612-673-5335 or text 847411 to report suspicious activity that doesn’t require an emergency response (example: reporting a car without license plates or something odd in an alley)
  • Call Minneapolis 311 at 311 or 612-673-3000 or email for non-emergency concerns.

minneapolis 5th precinct

Minneapolis Police Department (5th Precinct, Sector 3)

Inspector Blackwell commands the 5th Precinct. The precinct station is located at the intersection of W 31st St and Nicollet Ave S, one block south of Lake Street:

3101 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 673-5705
FAX (612) 370-3879

The 5th Precinct is headquarters for

  • Patrol Officers
  • Precinct Investigations
  • Community Response Team
  • Community Crime Prevention/SAFE Teams

It provides police services to 1/5 of the city of Minneapolis. Its service area is bounded by Interstate 35 W on the East, Interstate 94 on the North and the city limits on the West and South.

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Crime Prevention Specialist

Crime Prevention Specialists (CPS) works with residents, neighborhood organizations and businesses to…

  • Recruit and train block leaders to get block clubs started
  • Maintain block club contact information
  • Present safety and neighborhood livability information to the public
  • Publish and distribute crime alerts
  • Promote National Night Out
  • Resolve complaints about problem properties
  • Respond to crime trends

Jennifer Waisanen

Get involved!

  • Start or join your block or apartment club
  • National Night Out
    National Night Out (NNO) is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, holding block parties and getting to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention. It’s a great way to promote community-police partnerships and enjoy a Minnesota summer evening surrounded by friends and family.
  • Report a crime (311 vs 911)
  • Community impact statements are presented to the court by prosecutors from the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office to show the negative impact a specific offender or a specific crime has, not only on the victims of the crime but also on the community in which the crime took place.
  • Community Emergency Response Team
    The City of Minneapolis is looking for volunteers interested in serving on the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). These folks will be trained by the city to meet the challenge of a natural or man-made calamity or disaster in their community. These folks help make the community safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to crime, public health issues, natural disasters, threats of terrorism and disasters of all kinds. Training includes emergency preparedness, fire safety, first aid, search and rescue, etc.
  • Citizens’ Academy
    Minneapolis Police Department is looking for Citizens’ Academy volunteers. This is a 10 week free training program starting in February covering topics including K-9 units, 911 operations, Emergency Response Unit, Forensics Lab procedures, use of force, etc.

Crime Statistics

City of Minneapolis crime data dashboard

RAIDS Online (updated daily with Part 1 classified crimes)

Armatage Crime Statistics

Agg Assault71434
Auto Theft13217

Findings: We average about 73 crimes per year in the noted categories. On average over 90% of our crimes are property crimes and the majority of those are theft/larceny. Larceny is an umbrella term for any theft which occurs in an area where the suspect had permission to be, such as on a street or sidewalk. A theft from a location without such permission would include your garage, yard or home is classified as a burglary. Lots of these are crimes of opportunity (unlocked vehicles, unlocked doors, unsupervised valuables, open garage doors, unlocked bikes, etc.).