Community Engagement

The St. Anthony Police Department embraces the theory of community-oriented policing. In so much as this is true, we wish to work closely with area businesses and residents in our crime prevention efforts.

Neighborhood Watch


This program is aimed at getting the community actively involved in taking care of their neighborhoods. Neighbors are brought together for a meeting to discuss crime prevention and the reporting of suspicious activity. Upon a 50% neighborhood attendance rate, a sign is issued to that particular block. The sign warns would-be criminals that the block is organized and will report any suspicious activity to the police. To host a neighborhood block meeting, contact Sgt. Mike Huddle, Community Engagement Coordinator at 612-782-3350.

Watch Your Car Program


This operation is a volunteer decal program designed to reduce car thefts in St. Anthony. Under this program, the automobile owner(s) signs a consent form certifying that the vehicle is not normally operated between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., and may be stopped without liability to the officers. Special decals are then affixed to the interior of the back windshield to show that the vehicle is registered in the program, and to alert police officers that the car is not normally in use by its owner between the hours indicated above. Upon seeing such a vehicle being operated during those early morning hours, a police officer may reasonably suspect that the car is being used without the owner's permission and may legally stop and questions the driver. To sign up for the program, contact the Police Department at 612-782-3350.

Operation Identification


Operation Identification is a program designed to assist the home and business owners in properly marking and recording their valuables. Through the use of engravers loaned to the public by our Department, the citizen is encouraged to engrave a given number (which is recorded at the Police Department) on all of their valuable property. The property owner then maintains a current record of their belongings, which could be used to identify the property if ever stolen.

Home/Business Security


The St. Anthony Police Department will conduct a premise survey for any interested resident or business owner. The survey will identify potential safety problems and give personalized crime prevention tips. We also have a large variety of pamphlets available at the Police Department ranging in topics from alarms to burglary prevention; bike safety to personal protection. To schedule a premise survey, contact the Police Department at 612-782-3350.
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Seminars


Members of the St. Anthony Police Department are available for group seminars. Officers are available to speak on a variety of topics including personal protection, commercial security, sexual assault, burglary prevention, etc. To schedule a group seminar, please contact the Police Department at 612-782-3350.

How to Get a Police Report


Police and Accident reports may be picked up at the Police Department's front office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is a charge of $.25 per page for a copy of a police report. Reports can be picked up as stated, but also by mail. A mailed request must include payment, by check/money order, and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Note: Report availability is subject to certain restrictions including, but not limited to, Chapter 13 of the Minnesota Data Practices Act.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program


The DARE program is a 10-week program offered to all 5th grade and 8th grade students in the St. Anthony-New Brighton School District. It is a partnership between the police department, the school district and the parents. The 5th grade program is designed to teach students the necessary life skills to resist pressure to use drugs. Some of the skills taught are self-esteem, assertiveness, and conflict resolution. The 8th grade program follows up on the skills learned in the 5th grade and adds dimensions on computer safety, prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and social responsibilities.