Minneapolis Block Clubs and Apartment Clubs
Our Crime prevention specialists (CPS) help organize block and apartment clubs.
What is an apartment or block club?
Neighbors who live close to each other, usually on one block, who:
- Work together to be alert and watch out for each other.
- Call 911 when they see suspicious activity or crimes in progress.
- Work to solve problems and deal with issues.
Block/Apartment club benefits
- Help deter crime and improve the quality of life on your block or in your building.
- You get regular, updated information about neighborhood crime from your crime prevention specialists.
How to start a block/apartment club
- Contact your Crime Prevention Specialist, or email [email protected].
- One or more neighbors must volunteer to be the block/apartment club leaders. It works best when there is more than one person to share the responsibilities.
- Your volunteer leaders attend Block Leader training which teaches:
- Crime prevention information
- How to organize their neighbors and run effective meetings.
- How to keep the block/apartment club active
- Resources available from CPS
- You must have at least one meeting or social event per year.
- We recommend meeting more often when there are crime and livability issues.
- A National Night Out block party (first Tuesday of August) can be your annual social event.
Block leaders help keep us informed
- Help us help you by letting us know what your block has been up to lately. We welcome bragging about your successes! And we need to know of any concerns that have come up.
- Contact your Crime Prevention Specialist, or email crime.preve[email protected].
- Mailings to the block leaders with crime prevention information, success stories, and upcoming events.
- Crime statistics for your neighborhood.
- Crime alerts
Last updated Apr 15, 2019