December 15th, 2014

New Tilley Hat

My Ride Along with the Mpls Police 12/12/14

I went on a police ride along on Friday, Dec. 12. This was long in the making, and involved months of talking to Lieutenants, Inspectors, Sergeants and Officers. I'm on the Lyndale Neighborhood Crime and Safety Committee, which meets at the Mpls Police 5th Precinct station.

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Me in front of the 5th Precinct Station House, Mpls MN 12/12/14

(Yes, this is the police station that wanted to look more like a police station, so I suggested they put a tardis out front.)

Let's not bury the lede: The four-hour ride along was uneventful, involving more paperwork than crime stopping.
full report under the cutCollapse )
See also my public Facebook gallery on our visit to the Strategic Information Center.