Purpose of Safe Summer Nights
How do you spread safety and goodwill throughout the city? By firing up the grill, of course! The Safe Summer Nights program is designed to provide opportunities for police officers to become acquainted with residents of the neighborhoods they serve over a meal rather than during times of trouble.
Safe Summer Nights is part of the solution.
The initiative began in 2014 when Safe Summer Nights partnered with the Saint Paul Police Department and the Saint Paul Parks & Recreation Department to host events in Saint Paul that brings neighborhood families and police officers together in a picnic-type setting.
Safe Summer Nights helps bridge the gap between police officers and the people they serve by providing opportunities for them to connect.
Together, we can continue to be part of the solution.
An opportunity for positive dialogue and engagement
Increase trust between law enforcement officers and community members
Build new relationships and strengthen ties in the community
Provide positive and supportive role models for the youth