LHENA is aware of public safety concerns in the Wedge and is committed to keeping our community safe. Wedge residents and business owners who are interested in getting crime and safety information and learning more about solutions can sign up to receive public safety alerts here. No personal information will be shared publicly. Our goal is to use this information to increase public safety and peace in our neighborhood so that everyone in LHENA feels safe in the Wedge.
What to Do If You Have a Public Safety Issue
If you have a public safety issue in the Wedge, here's what you can do.
1. Call 911 for any public safety issues that require police, fire or medical. Follow up with a call or email to 311. Calling 311 can have up to 30 min wait times. If you don't want to call 311, you can email any and all complaints to 311 at firstname.lastname@example.org. In other words, anytime you call 911, report it to 311 also. Ask for a report/incident number every time you call or email.
When you email 311, copy the following people:
Jose Velez, crime prevention specialist manager: Jose.Velez@minneapolismn.gov
Jennifer Waisanen, crime prevention specialist: Jennifer.Waisanen@minneapolismn.gov
2. If there is a problem property in your neighborhood - residential or commercial - you can report to 911 and 311. Regulatory Services, NCR (Neighborhood and Community Relations), and the Ward 10 Council offices will all be notified when anyone reports a problem property. These complaints are tracked and counted, and the properties get flagged and bumped up the chain of command.
3. Contact LHENA. LHENA staff serves as a conduit between Wedge neighbors/business owners and City/MPD. After you have reported a public issue to 911 and 311, let LHENA know about it. You can share your concerns here. We will not share your name or any other personal information if you want to remain anonymous to the city and MPD. When you contact LHENA, just let LHENA staff know what information you do not want us to share, and we will keep it private. Once we determine what information you want us to share, LHENA will relay the information to the appropriate people at the city and MPD to ensure swift actions are taken and the issue gets resolved.
LHENA is here to help. LHENA staff and board members are serving as a conduit between Wedge neighbors/business owners and city/MPD. Together, we will work together to create public safety solutions that work for everyone in our community. If you want to join us in this effort or have ideas to share, please let us know. All are welcome.