2nd Precinct Advisory Council Meeting – January 13th, Southeast Minneapolis

Join us for our monthly 2nd Precinct Advisory Council meeting at 6pm, on Monday January 13th, in Southeast Minneapolis, at SE Christian Church 960 15th Ave SE. 

This will be another special Southeast Minneapolis focused meeting.

Speaker – Kendre Turoni, University of Minnesota Community Relations

Kendre is the Coordinator of the Student and Community Relations and Neighborhood Liaison program at the University of MN.  Kendre will discuss how the University works to promote active participation by students in the neighborhoods around the University, particularly in Marcy-Holmes, Prospect Park and Southeast Como neighborhoods. 

Here is a Minnesota Daily article that describes the neighborhood relations team’s efforts.   http://www.mndaily.com/2012/06/26/liasons-attempt-increase-resident-involvement

This is a link to the Community Relations blog with snippets of news for students who live in the neighborhoods around the university.  http://umnscr.blogspot.com/

Court Watch

Court watch will be the 2nd part of our meeting. 

Minneapolis Police Department Crime Prevention – FREE Personal Safety Workshop

2nd Precinct is coordinating a Self Defense workshop with Mary Brandl, a 4th degree black belt with Midwest Karate Association and Self Defense PE instructor at the University of MN.  The location will be Pratt School, January 28th, 6pm to 8:30pm. 

 Attendees will learn to recognize a possible attack in the making, and how you can you use distance, body language, and tone of voice to avert a potential attack. Simple “last-ditch” physical self-defense techniques will also be presented, practical even for people who have little physical skill or ability.   Please RSVP by calling 612-673-2874 or emailing Susan.Webb@minneapolismn.gov.

 

Open to the Public!

The 2nd Precinct Advisory Council meetings are open to the public.  Join us if you are a resident, business owner, or other stakeholder in the 2nd Precinct.  We welcome your participation and support. 

Dan Scoggins

2nd Precinct Advisory Council

dan.scoggins@yahoo.com

 

2nd Precinct Advisory Council Meeting – December 9th

Join us for our monthly 2nd Precinct Advisory Council meeting at Central Avenue Apartments Community room, at 1900 Central Avenue NE.

Officer’s Holiday Dinner – December 24th
The 30th Annual Police Officer’s Holiday Dinner will be our guest speaker!  We will talk about the plans for the event for the Police Officers and First Responders who attend each year.  Dorothy Bode, Jeff Meehan, Emilie Quast, Peter Radford and Jon Blonk have been making calls to set up food for the event.  This is a fun event, and we intend to invite Police Officers and other first responders like Fire, Paramedics, Deputies as we do every  year.  If you would like to volunteer to cover a 2-hour shift on Christmas Eve between Noon-Midnight, pick up food or if you are Business and would like to DONATE food, contact dan.scoggins@yahoo.com.

Elections
The Bylaws require that we hold elections at our December meeting.  These elections will be for our Executive board.  Currently our board team is Dan Scoggins, President; Larry Ranallo, Vice President; Open; Treasurer, Peter Radford, Secretary; and Emilie Quast and Jon Block, At-large.  Dan Scoggins’ term limit as President is up so we will have a new President elected.

If you would like to join us, we have a total of 7 seats authorized to fill.  Come to the December meeting.  We will be taking nominations from the floor.

Court Watch
Court Watch will start approximately at 7:00pm.

Open to the Public!
The 2nd Precinct Advisory Council meetings are open to the public.  Join us if you are a resident, business owner, or other stakeholder in the 2nd Precinct.  We welcome your participation and support.

Dan Scoggins
2PAC President
dan.scoggins@yahoo.com

2nd Precinct Advisory Council Meeting – November 18th – Robberies in Southeast

This was emailed out via Gov Delivery to announce 2PAC’s last meeting. 

Join us for our monthly 2nd Precinct Advisory Council meeting at 6pm, on November 18th in Southeast Minneapolis, at University Lutheran Church of Hope.

November 11th, our regular meeting is a holiday so we changed to date to Novmber 18th, at 6pm.  This will be a special Southeast Minneapolis focused meeting.  We will meet at University Lutheran Church of Hope, Heritage Hall, 601 13th Ave SE.  Parking is available on the church grounds.

Topic – Robberies in 2nd Precinct
Robberies have become quite an issue in Southeast Minneapolis in the last few months. While there may be a similar number of robberies this year as last year, these robberies are receiving more attention due to the use of guns and the violence of some of these robberies.

Inspector Kathy Waite and Crime Prevention Specialists Nick Juarez and Susan Webb will be present to review recent events, discuss personal safety advice, and listen to community concerns.  We will also hope to listen to other SE Minneapolis issues as well.

Here are some of the news stories.

String of Marcy Holmes robberies
http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/23454021/string-of-armed-robberies-in-marcy-holmes-neighborhood

Man beaten and robbed
http://www.mndaily.com/2012/10/03/man-beaten-robbed-near-13th-ave-se

Three University of MN Students attacked and robbed in one week
http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/19484266/3-univ-of-minnesota-students-attacked-robbed-in-one-week

Court Watch
Court watch will be the 2nd part of our meeting.

Elections – nominations for Board
The 2nd Precinct Advisory  Council has a small, volunteer board that supports the organization, outside of our regular meetings.  Southeast Neighborhoods are currently under-represented on the 2nd Precint Advisory Council and on the 2PAC board.   Several SE and NE Neighborhoods have chosen not to send representatives to these community meetings with the 2nd Precinct over the last year, leaving their residents and stakeholders without a voice on crime issues.

We are collecting nominations for our nominating committee.  If you have a vision to reduce crime and work with a team to support MPD’s efforts to protect us, here is your opportunity.  Email Dan Scoggins, dan.scoggins@yahoo.com.  Our elections are in December.

Open to the Public!
The 2nd Precinct Advisory Council meetings are open to the public.  Join us if you are a resident, business owner, or other stakeholder in the 2nd Precinct.  We welcome your participation and support.

Dan Scoggins
2PAC President
dan.scoggins@yahoo.com

Judge Lois Conroy – October 2PAC Speaker

2nd Precinct Advisory Council Meeting – Judge Lois Conroy
Join us for our monthly 2nd Precinct Advisory Council meeting at Monroe Village Apartments Community room, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Monday October 14th at 6pm. 

Speaker – Judge Lois Conroy
Lois was elected as a Hennepin County Judge in 2012.  Lois is the first Judge to bring the Judge’s perspective to 2PAC.

Before her election in 2012, Lois was a Prosecutor for the Minneapolis City Attorney’s office, working at the 1st Precinct.  She was part of the team that created the Downtown 100.  The Downtown 100 follows the most difficult offenders in the downtown area with a case manager approach, working with probation, law enforcement, security, private business, social services, mental health, and housing social workers to reduce crime rates.  The Downtown 100 has been nationally recognized and significantly reduced livability crimes in downtown.  They specialize in changing the behavior of the most chronic offenders.

Thank you to JoAnn Velde
JoAnn is the Manager of the Housing Inspections Division who spoke at our meeting in September.  A full house attended to hear about housing inspections, which has a large impact on the quality of our neighborhoods.

Impact Statements – Howard Austin
We received 5 impact statements from our request for impact statements for Howard Austin.  Austin has been charged with 1st degree aggravated robbery for robbing the  “Stop And Go” at 641 Broadway with another person on May 25th, 2013.  Howard Austin and another person were accused of robbing the clerk with a handgun and were tracked down several blocks away by Minneapolis Police K-9.  They were found with crumpled up bills from the store and identified by the clerk and video in the store.  The gun was also recovered.  The Stop and Go is in the Logan Park Neighborhood.  Great work by MPD.  Thanks for your help with impact statements.

Court Watch
There will be no court watch this meeting.

Elections – nominations for Board
We are looking for people to join the Board to help create next year’s program.  If you have an interest in reducing crime in the Second Precinct or want to learn more about how the Precinct works to protect us, this is your opportunity.  Email Dan Scoggins, dan.scoggins@yahoo.com.  Our elections are in December.

Open to the Public!
The 2nd Precinct Advisory Council meetings are open to the public.  Join us if you are a resident, business owner, or other stakeholder in the 2nd Precinct.  We welcome your participation and support.

Dan Scoggins
2PAC President

Council on Crime and Justice: Free Assistance for Victims of Crimes

At the February 2PAC meeting, we heard from the Council on Crime and Justice on the extensive support they offer to victims of crime. They provide free guidance, advocacy, emotional support, and referrals to legal and counseling resources for those who have recently been the victim of a crime. 2PAC wants to make the community aware of this valuable service, and we encourage anyone who has been the victim of a crime to call their free hotline at 612-340-5400.

Visit their website by clicking here for more information on the services they offer. 

Block Club Leader Training on April 10th: Make Your Neighborhood Safer This Year

Crime Prevention Presents:

Block Leader Training
April 10th 2013 6-8pm
1911 Central Ave NE

Topics to be covered:

  • Introduction to Community Crime Prevention
  • How to organize a block/apartment club
  • Services of Community Crime Prevention
  • Responsibilities of a crime prevention block leader
  • How and when to use 911
  • How to solve problems effectively
  • Meet your crime prevention specialists

Please RSVP to susan.bradshaw@minneapolismn.gov

For questions, contact:

Susan Bradshaw, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 2nd Precinct
(612) 673-2874
susan.bradshaw@minneapolismn.gov

Block Club Leader Training Flyer

 

2nd Precinct Advisory Council Meeting – March 11th 6pm to 8pm

Please join us for our monthly 2nd Precinct Advisory Council meeting at Monroe Village Apartments Community room, at 1900 Central Avenue NE.

Gun Violence and Personal Safety – Speaker John Schulte
Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook School in Massachusetts, there have been many public discussions about gun violence.

Violence with guns occurs in Minneapolis too. In Minneapolis 30 of the 40 homicides in 2010 were done and 90 total violent crimes were done with firearms. At the May 2nd Precinct Advisory Council Meeting we will have a speaker from the Hennepin County Sherriff’s Office speak about gun violence and the efforts to reduce it.

According to a recent March 1st, Star Tribune article 125,000 Minnesota residents have concealed carry permits and the number is rising. Smart Politics conducted a survey in 2009 indicating that 49% of Minnesotans own at least one firearm. Thousands of Eastside residents own a firearm for sports, home or personal safety.

John Schulte and Erik Pakieser
This month, John Schulte, a founding member of the Northeast Citizen’s Patrol will answer questions about concealed carry and the laws around home defense. John is a certified concealed carry trainer. His fellow trainer Erik Pakieser, both of Gunpermittraining.com, will be at our meeting to answer questions. We hope John can update us about the NECP as well.

Court Watch
Court Watch will be the 2nd part of our meeting starting approximately at 7pm. We will review the court progress of the 18 people on our list, who have committed crimes in the 2nd Precinct. We encourage residents to participate in the court process with impact statements and to support our Police and Prosecution teams who support us.

Open to the Public!
The 2nd Precinct Advisory Council meetings are open to the public. Please join us if you are a resident, business owner, or other stakeholder in the 2nd Precinct. We welcome your participation and support.

Dan Scoggins
2PAC President
For questions, contact:

Susan Bradshaw, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 2nd Precinct
(612) 673-2874
susan.bradshaw@minneapolismn.gov

To Protect With Courage
To Serve With Compassion