Since 1988, West Phillips residents and employees working in the neighborhood have met monthly at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. The Community Crime Prevention Initiative (CCPI) meets the fourth Tuesday of each month to discuss neighborhood safety concerns and plan crime prevention actions. Minneapolis police officers representing the S.A.F.E. Unit attend meetings, providing residents with current neighborhood crime statistics. The officers provide information and advice from sex offender notification to clues on spotting a potential meth lab in the neighborhood.
The concept behind CCPI is broader than crime prevention. CCPI also functions as a tool to develop and strengthen community involvement and raise community awareness. CCPI has assisted in the organization of numerous events in the neighborhood to bring people together including annual neighborhood trash pickups, a health and safety fair and National Night Out.
supported Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton and Minneapolis police in the
creation of a new crime tracking and police deployment system. CODEFOR
fights crime by supporting community-oriented policing and new strategies
that use technology to better anticipate, track, and respond to