Crime Prevention/Block Club Resources

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Crime Prevention Tips from the Saint Paul Police Department

  • Prevent Bike Theft - Tips from the Saint Paul Police Department
  • Crime Notification Updates: Interested in receiving email updates on crime in the neighborhood? The Macalester-Groveland Community Council distributes crime notification updates which are based on news releases, tips, and information received from the St. Paul Police Department. Contact to be added to the email distribution list.
  • Access weekly crime reports on the City of Saint Paul website
  • Western District Police Department Community Meeting: All are welcome to attend this informative community meeting the third Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at 389 N. Hamline Avenue, across from Super Target, for input and questions about crime and crime prevention matters.
  • Neighborhood-level public safety and community event notifications (SPPD): sign up to receive these notifications at
  • Western District Facebook page: get the latest updates from the police department 
  • Premise Checks: A reserve officer will provide your residence with a security premise evaluation. The program is free of charge and all suggestions are left up to you to decide if you want to improve your locks, lighting, etc. There is no sales pitch or product advocacy made. The reserve officer discusses lighting, locks, security systems, windows, etc. Some insurance companies provide premium discounts to residents participating in the security audit. Call the Western District Police Department (651) 266-5485 for more information. 
  • House Watch: A reserve officer, as well as police officers, will patrol by the homes of residents who are on vacation. The program is free of charge and is available for either long or short-term absences. To participate in the program residents need to call the Western, Central, or Eastern District Office. Give the dates(s) of leaving and returning. If a neighbor or someone else will be entering your home while you are away to water plants, feed the cat, etc., have them come into your home at the same time each day. This program benefits not only the resident, but also the entire block because there will be an increase of police visibility. Call the Western District Police Department (651) 266-5485 for more information. View a flyer here
  • Personal Property Inventory: The Saint Paul Police Department strongly recommends that you record the serial and model number of each item of value in your home and garage. Keep a copy in a safe place other than your home, along with any pictures of the items for insurance purposes. Items that are commonly recorded include: TVs, guns, bicycles, computers, power tools, lawn mowers, watches, snow blowers, etc. Download the personal property inventory to record this important information. In the event that any of these items get stolen, having the serial numbers on file will make the chance of recovery greater. 
  • Crime Victim Hotline: 612-340-5400 - A 24 hour confidential crime victim hotline that is answered by skilled and dedicated advocates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to inform victims of their legal rights as victims and refer them to appropriate services. 
  • Consumer Affairs Alarm and Security System reviews: Click here to view.