Minnetonka Night for Neighbors
August 5, 2014
Minnetonka Night for Neighbors takes place on August 5, 2014. Join your neighbors to turn on your lights, lock your doors and head outside to meet and greet your neighbors; give crime and drugs a going-away party!
Minnetonka Night for Neighbors is designed to heighten crime and drug awareness; generate support for and participation in local anti-crime fighting programs; and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Many neighborhoods host special events such as block parties and cookouts. This event has proven to be an effective and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and positive police-community partnerships.
The 2013 Minnetonka Night for Neighbors included 177 registered neighborhood events, with about 8,850 residents participating. Events were visited by McGruff the Crime Dog, Sparky the Fire Dog, HCMC ambulance, and by the Minnetonka Fire, Police and Public Works departments. In addition, numerous Minnetonka Police Department Community Service Officers, Reserve, and Explorers participated.
The Minnetonka Police Department is partnering with the ICA Food Shelf for a food drive. Last year more than 100 block parties participated and collected 7,346 pounds of food.
If you are planning on participating in the 2014 Minnetonka Night for Neighbors Tuesday, August 5, plan to complete an online participation form below to request a visit from police, fire, ambulance or big trucks.
The first 100 neighborhoods to register are scheduled to receive a visit from the city. Please note: Visits are not guaranteed. The city makes an effort to visit all events but this is not always possible due to unforeseen emergencies that personnel are responding to that night.
Neighborhood watch groups will receive priority visits.
All registrations will be sent a confirmation. If you do not receive a confirmation within 5 days of sending in your registration, please call 952.939.8546.
Visits will take place sometime between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.