RPD brings back Safe City Nights | KAALTV.com

RPD brings back Safe City Nights

Updated: June 10, 2021 05:44 PM
Created: June 10, 2021 02:28 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Thursday, the Rochester Police Department announced the return of Safe City Nights, a summer series of community engagement events across the City of Rochester.

This year’s Safe City Nights will include four gatherings, one in each quadrant of the City, during July and August. Each event will include free food and fun activities.

Dates & Locations

  • July 13, 6-8 p.m. – Jefferson Elementary – NE
  • July 27, 6-8 p.m. – Hope Summit Church – SE
  • August 10, 6-8 p.m. – Edison Building – SW
  • August 24, 6-8 p.m. – Watson Field – NW

First launched in 2019, Safe City Nights aims to build positive connections between the community and law enforcement.

“The pandemic canceled our plans last summer, so we are especially looking forward to Safe City Nights this summer. Community engagement helps us establish trust and legitimacy, which is critical to providing the highest level of public safety to our City,” says Police Chief Jim Franklin.

Safe City Nights will feature demonstrations by the K9 team, hands-on experiences with the Emergency Response Unit, a tour of the crime scene vehicle and much more.

The Mayor, Rochester Public Utilities, Public Works, Rochester Fire Department, Parks & Recreation, the Diversity Council, Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service, Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol are also participating.

Safe City Nights is a community-wide endeavor, and everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

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