VIDEO: National Night Out – Chief Franklin

(ABC 6 News) – Violence in Minnesota has increased almost across the board last year, according to the 2020 crime report released by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

National Night Out is an event that aims to bring neighbors together to promote unity and police-community partnerships in pursuit of safer communities.

Rochester Police Chief Jim Franklin went in-depth on crime locally, recruiting, community collaboration efforts, and where the department is headed.