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Brooklyn Park: Improving Safety and Policing

September 1, 2021

This report presents findings from community interviews, a review of community indicators, and a literature review to better understand the root causes of community violence, policing in Brooklyn Park, and ways to address violence in the city.

Brooklyn Park: Improving Safety and Policing - Evaluation Report

June 1, 2021

When Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd in May 2020, the nearby city of Brooklyn Park began urgent work, including convening listening sessions and tasking city commissions with creating a work plan to improve the Brooklyn Park Police Department.In December 2020, the City of Brooklyn Park hired Wilder Research to uncover the root causes of violence in Brooklyn Park, understand community perceptions of the Brooklyn Park Police Department, create research-driven recommendations to improve community safety, and develop a tool to assess and improve the Brooklyn Park Police Department's performance. Wilder Research reviewed existing research on community safety and policing, analyzed Brooklyn Park specific community survey data related to the root causes of violence, and conducted interviews with residents and employees of Brooklyn Park.

Brooklyn Park: Improving Safety and Policing - Infographic

June 1, 2021

When Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd in May 2020, the nearby city of Brooklyn Park began urgent work, including convening listening sessions and tasking city commissions with creating a work plan to improve the Brooklyn Park Police Department.In December 2020, the City of Brooklyn Park hired Wilder Research to uncover the root causes of violence in Brooklyn Park, understand community perceptions of the Brooklyn Park Police Department, create research-driven recommendations to improve community safety, and develop a tool to assess and improve the Brooklyn Park Police Department's performance. Wilder Research reviewed existing research on community safety and policing, analyzed Brooklyn Park specific community survey data related to the root causes of violence, and conducted interviews with residents and employees of Brooklyn Park.

Social Conditions for Public Safety

April 1, 2020

Results of a literature review looking at community-level factors that contribute to community safety, as well as those that increase risk of violence and crime.

An Evaluation of the Safe Harbor Initiative in Minnesota - Phase 3: Evaluation Report

September 1, 2019

This biennial report includes findings and recommendations about the Safe Harbor initiative, based on key informant interviews, participation surveys and interviews, focus groups, and information about youth collected in a database by grantees. Key findings include:Safe Harbor provides services that would not otherwise be availableSafe Harbor draws on youth, grantee, and state strengths to positively impact those servedService and training gaps, systemic challenges, and information gaps decrease Safe Harbor's reach and impact