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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 or contact Officer Brad Kallio at [email protected] or 763.398.1229.

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, or requesting a car seat safety presentation for your group or event.


Night to Unite (Formerly National Night Out)

New Hope's Night to Unite is Aug. 6, 2024

What is Night to Unite (formerly National Night Out)?
New Hope's Night to Unite (formerly National Night Out) is an annual community-building campaign held on the first Tuesday in August.

Night to Unite promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our New Hope neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. It is an excellent opportunity to speak with police officers, city staff, elected officials and representatives from organizations that serve the City of New Hope.

Neighborhoods host various events, including block parties, cookouts, ice cream socials, sharing of safety and crime prevention strategies, visits from police, neighborhood walks, contests and more.

This year marks the 41st anniversary of the event, and more than 38 million people across the country are expected to participate.

Can I block my street for my party?
The process for requesting to block a street for a party on Night to Unite works differently than any other day of the year.

If you want to block your street for your Night to Unite party and request barricades, submit your completed party registration by Friday, June 28.

The City orders barricades in advance and is unable to accommodate requests received after the due date.

The registration deadline is Friday, June 28 for requesting barricades and Friday, July 19 for parties not requesting barricades. Complete registration as soon as possible, especially if you want to request a visit for your event.

The first 50 parties to register are eligible for a free party pack including plates, napkins and silverware.

The Ultimate New Hope Night to Unite Experience
One lucky registered party will be randomly chosen for the Ultimate New Hope Night to Unite Experience.

The Ultimate Experience includes:

  • A catered barbeque meal for your party
  • Drop-in visits from police, fire and city staff

More Information
Please contact Brad Kallio at 763.398.1229 or [email protected] with any questions or for further assistance.

We look forward to working together to prevent crime and improve safety in New Hope!

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, please call 763-531-5170.

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.          

Community Police Academy

The New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale Police Departments offer a Community Police Academy each fall for adult community members of the three cities, of all ages and backgrounds, who want to learn more about their local police department.

The no-cost classes are held each fall and run for seven weeks, beginning in September. Space is limited and participants must commit to attending all seven classes. The deadline to apply for the 2024 Community Police Academy is Sept. 8 at 3 p.m.

 Please note: A brief background check is conducted on all applicants.

2024 Class Schedule
Classes are Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m.
 Sept.10  Sept. 17
 Sept. 24  Oct.1
 Oct.8  Oct. 15
Oct. 22  

Most instructors are New Hope, Crystal or Robbinsdale police officers.

Class instruction topics include:

  • Patrol tactics
  • Investigations
  • Crime scene processing
  • Court procedures
  • K-9 demonstrations
  • Mental health in law enforcement
  • Juvenile crime
  • Narcotics
  • Dispatching
  • Use of force
  • Crime prevention strategies

2024 Community Police Academy Brochure

Community Police Academy Registration
Online registration is available for all three participating cities at the City of Crystal Community Police Academy webpage. 

Mail-in registration may be completed by filling out the registration form found in the brochure and mailing it to:

Community Police Academy Registration
c/o Sgt. Brandon Dorr
4141 Douglas Drive North
Crystal, MN 55422-1696

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 

Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH)

New Hope Police Department participates in the Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH) program working with rental owners, managers and tenants to help reduce crime and improve safety in the community.  Please check out the CFMH page for additional information, resources and available Phase I and Refresher training.


Annual Bicycle Rodeo & Bicycle Theft Prevention

Annual 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. 

The Bike Rodeo is open to the public and 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.  

Prevent Bike Theft

Please take the time to record the Make, Model, Serial Number, Color, and anything unique about your bike.  Put this information in a safe place in case your bike is ever stolen. Take photos of the serial # and of the whole bike so there is a better chance of your bike being returned if recovered by police.  The chances of recovery without the serial number are very low, and it is also difficult to prove the bike belongs to you.  If you have Operation ID, etch your number on your bicycle!  If you would like to sign up for Operation ID to mark your bicycle and other valuable property, Please Contact Us.

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 763-531-5170.

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.


Officer Brad Kallio,
Community Relations &
Crime Prevention
[email protected]
Office: 763.398.1229
Cell: 612.352.7800

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