National Night Out and Community Crime Prevention

Tim Hammett (l) and Officer Cory Fitch(r) at the SCNA Annual Meeting.

New to the area? Here’s a couple of folks you’ll want to meet. The Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Crime Prevention Specialist assigned to our area is Tim Hammett. He helps with block club leader training’s, and when there are problems between neighbors, problem properties, and helps relay important information out to the community about are neighborhood and area. He is also available to do home security inspections for free to help assess your home and property for ways to improve your homes safety.  If we ever have questions about ways to help Shingle Creek residents with questions regarding these areas, CPS Tim Hammett is our first contact. 612-673-2866 or

We’re excited to have new MPD Neighborhood Directed Patrol Officer Cory Fitch assigned to our neighborhood and community! He’s attended our past two monthly meetings giving us important crime information and updates. He’s planning to attend more of our monthly meetings so mark your calendars for the second Tuesday of the month if you’d like to meet him! If you have a direct question for him regarding the neighborhood his contact is: 612-673-5704/612-475-1431


Do you know that one of the best ways to keep a neighborhood safe is by getting to know your neighbors? With National Night Out (annually on the first Tuesday night of August) right around the corner check out the information on how to get started!

If you haven’t had a block club party on your block or need help getting started, contact SCNA at mpls.scna@gmail, 612-597-9464 or Facebook us a message! We can help!

The Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association is a resource point for neighborhood residents to get connected as neighbors. We encourage residents to get involved locally and consider becoming a block club leader to help neighbors get connected. Knowing your neighbors is just the starting point to helping keep your neighborhood a safe place to live, work and play. To get started becoming a block club leader contact our Minneapolis CPS for the 4th Precinct Sector 3 Person Tim Hammett at 612-673-2866

Need more information about the Minneapolis 4th Precinct? Contact the Minneapolis Police 4th Precinct

Need more information about block clubs or other ways to learn more about getting involved locally? Contact the Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association at or 612-597-9464.

Block Clubs


Do you or someone you know want to start a Block Club on your block?

Got questions about what’s involved or how to get started?

We can help!

Give us a call at 612-597-9464 or email us at today!

Looking for Crime Maps?

Here’s a city resource Interactive Crime Mapping

Community Impact Statements for our Community

 If you’ve been to any meeting regarding crime and safety you’ve heard of Community Impact Statements and the importance of letting the courts know how these crimes impact your community. When we speak up about crime in our neighborhoods we are told there are three main things residents can do to combat crime: 1) Call the police, 2) Create block clubs and 3) Do Community Impact Statements when they become available. For more information about current Community Impact Statements see the links below.

There are two ways to find out about current Community Impact Statements for your neighborhood in Minneapolis.

City of Minneapolis – Non Felonies

Hennepin County – Felonies