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Taking Action to Build Trust Between Police and Community

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MINNEAPOLIS—Mar. 25, 2016— On Tuesday, March 25th, 2016, the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD), the Youth Leadership Advisory Council, and over 100 youth participants met at Hamilton School in North Minneapolis to discuss community policing and trust between youth and police.

The Youth Leadership Advisory Council was organized by MPD Chief Janeé Harteau in 2015 with the goal of building trust and improving communication between the Minneapolis Police Department and young people in our city. It is composed of approximately one dozen young people who serve as special advisors to Chief Harteau. Standard Heating is proud to have sponsored the Youth Summit and other public and private organizations.

Tuesday’s event explored community policing from the perspective of youth participants and police. The dialogue focused on MPD policies and training, gun violence, police interactions with the community, and biases held by police and community members. Workshops at the summit included:

  • Community policing
  • Police & Body Cameras
  • Social Media and Cyberbullying
  • MPD Interactive Traffic Stop


Standard Heating thanks Chief Harteau, the Youth Leadership Advisory Council, the Minneapolis Police Department, and all the sponsors and participants of the Youth Summit who have dedicated their time and energy to improving communication and fostering understanding within our community.

As part of the North Minneapolis community, we are dedicated to improving the health and opportunities of Minneapolis neighborhoods. We believe that our community will be stronger, safer, and healthier when every resident feels connected, valued, and engaged. We look forward to reporting on the progress of these important initiatives.

Photographs courtesy of the Minneapolis Police Department.

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