City of Minneapolis Trial Support & Safety
The City of Minneapolis launched a webpage to keep our community safe and informed during the spring and summer trials. Find updates on current street closures, sign up for trial updates, report suspicious activity, and find mental health resources for support during this traumatic time at https://www.minneapolismn.gov/government/programs-initiatives/trial-support-safety/
How to Call for Help
- Call 911 for emergencies where someone’s safety is at risk that requires an immediate response from police, firefighters, or medics.
- Call 612-673-5335 or text 847411 to report suspicious activity directly to MPD that doesn’t require an emergency response (example: reporting a fast-moving car without license plates or spotting something odd in an alley)
- Call Minneapolis 311 at 311 or 612-673-3000 or email Minneapolis311@minneapolismn.gov for non-emergency concerns.
Mental Health Supports
This is a traumatizing time for many in our community. While we grieve in the days and weeks ahead, there are supports out there if you are struggling. See a comprehensive list of mental health resources for Minneapolis residents and their loved ones at https://bit.ly/mplsMHsupports
For our BIPOC neighbors, the Cultural Wellness Directory has a directory of local, trauma-informed wellness services at https://www.culturalwellnessdirectory.com/
Interacting on Social Media
Be Helpful, Not Hurtful
Reflect on your words:
- How would you feel if someone directed your statement at your child/parent/significant other/etc.?
- Would you share this point-of-view at work/church/public meeting?
- Would you say this comment in-person to the individual or group of people you are referring to?
Check Yourself – Think Before You Post
Take a moment to pause and reflect before you post to social media to help share mindful, helpful information.
- (check) Focus on behavior (what was someone doing that concerned you and how does it relate to crime)
- (check) Give a full description including clothing and specifics about location
- (check) Don’t assume criminality based on race or ethnicity
Minneapolis Public Schools has a great set of resources for supporting children during this time: https://mpls.k12.mn.us/trial_resources.html
Our colleagues at the Minneapolis Downtown Council put together a helpful guide with dates, links, and FAQs on the trials. Check it out at https://www.mplsdowntown.com/trial/