Crime Prevention

Our officers are always ready to assist you with any questions about maintaining a safe home and neighborhood.  We frequently receive questions regarding security systems, tips to deter crime as well as supply resources for a specific area of concern. As a matter of fact, we have an assigned crime prevention officer available to discuss your questions or concerns.  To speak with our crime prevention officer, please call our main office. 


NIGHT TO UNITE

Another great opportunity to connect with neighbors about crime prevention is the annual Night To Unite!  The annual Night To Unite occurs every year on the second Tuesday in August.  Neighbors coordinate together to set up a block party for a fun evening together to greet your neighbors and talk about suspicious activity or happenings in your neighborhood.  Representatives from the City Hall, Police Department, Fire Department and Ambulance services, make an appearance at your event to answer any questions you may have, and of course, give the little ones a chance to get up close and personal with the emergency personnel and vehicles.  Stay tuned to the website to register your neighborhood Night To Unite.


CRIME PREVENTION STARTS AT HOME! 

The best crime prevention resource we have for you, is YOU! Our philosophy on crime prevention is centered around "community policing."  Having cooperation and an understanding between the police department and the community is key in solving and preventing criminal activity.  Here are a few tips to protect you from being a victim:

  • Lock all windows and doors in your home and vehicles.
  • Keep valuables out of your vehicles.
  • IF YOU SEE SOMETHING-SAY SOMETHING!  Anything suspicious at all or doesn't feel right, please call 9-1-1.  Nothing is too minor.  Your phone call could stop a criminal activity or lead to an arrest.
  • Do not put your flag up on your mailbox as it is a "red flag" for criminals for theft. Take advantage of your local USPS.

ARE YOU A VICTIM OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY?

Check out these common crime prevention resources:

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) - Fraud and Identity Theft cases are one of the most prolific crimes handled.  This site is used frequently to source out helpful information.
 
MN Department of Public Safety (DPS) - This website is best to resource any topic involving public safety.
  
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Behind many 9-1-1 calls, there are histories of mental illnesses and substance abuse creating crisis situations.  These situations involve criminal activity and affect our family, friends and loved ones.  Get help before it's too late.
 
Dakota County - Check out the Dakota County, MN website.  Here, you will find a wealth of information and resources from inmate searches, warrants, victim/witness information, orders for protection and much more. Use the search tool to navigate what exactly you are looking for.

Need additional resources?  We are here to help.  Give us a call!   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

The Mendota Heights Police Department is offering rewards to anyone with information leading to an arrest and charging of a suspect.  

Please call our 24-hour tip line at 651-255-1170 with any information regarding any criminal activity in the city.