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Monique Drier
Hennepin County JCPP Supervisor

Richard Gabler
Commander, Community Services


6645 Humboldt Av N
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430

Monique: (612) 919-9969
Cdr. Gabler: (763) 503-3204
BCPD Office: (763) 569-3333
Fax: (763) 569-0717

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Several initiatives are underway to address multicultural issues. The Joint Community Police Partnership (JCPP) is a collaborative effort of the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Richfield, Hopkins, and Bloomington with leadership provided by Hennepin County. The mission is to enhance communication and understanding between law enforcement officers and multicultural residents of these cities. By building trust and communication between the police and community members, we will ultimately improve the safety and livability of our communities.

The motto is “working together to build safer communities.” This is accomplished in three ways:
  1. Improving the community members’ knowledge an understanding of police procedures and laws;
  2. Improving police officers’ knowledge and understanding of a diverse cultural communities;
  3. Providing more opportunities for positive interaction and two-way communication between police officers and community members.

For more information about the Joint Community Police Partnership (JCPP), please contact the Hennepin County Joint Community Police Partnership (JCPP) Supervisor, Monique Drier by email or (612) 919-9969.

Joint Community Police Partnership (JCPP)

The Brooklyn Center Police Department continues to be part of the Joint Community Police Partnership (JCPP), an award-winning, collaborative effort in the west metro to enhance communication and understanding between law enforcement and multicultural residents.

  • With Brooklyn Centers' diverse community, this program is an essential part of the police department's delivery of service to our residents.
  • Training for community members about police procedures and laws in order to improve community members' knowledge and understanding about what is expected of them.
  • Training for police officers, including the provision of information about cultural groups residing in their cities.
  • Hiring personnel sensitive to the needs of our diverse community, such as community liaisons who work at the police departments, multicultural cadets and/or multicultural community service officers.
  • The creation of a Multicultural Advisory Committee to serve as a communication bridge between the police department and diverse community residents.

The JCPP is a collaborative effort of the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Richfield,  Bloomington, Hopkins, Hennepin County, and the Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council. Funding for this program is provided by Hennepin County. Partner cities provide in-kind support including, but not limited to providing office space and equipment, supplies, and supervisory staff.

Mission
The mission is to enhance communication and understanding between law enforcement officers and multicultural residents of these cities. By building trust and communication between the police and community members, we will ultimately improve the safety and livability of our communities.

For more information about the Joint Community Police Partnership (JCPP), Multicultural Advisory Committee, or New Americans Academy, please contact the Hennepin County Joint Community Police Partnership (JCPP) Supervisor, Monique Drier by email or (612) 919-9969.





Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC)
What is the MAC?

Let's begin with an overview of the JCPP, which is the foundation of the MAC; a collaborative effort of the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Richfield, Bloomington, Hopkins, Hennepin County, and the Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council. The Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park Police Departments joint partnership project was created to address the diverse needs of the diverse cultures and communities while enhancing the safety and well-being of residents of our cities. 

One part of the partnership project is the creation of a Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC). The Advisory Committee will provide advice, suggestions, and assistance to the Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park Police Departments to aid them in better serving, communicating with, and understanding the many cultures that reside in, work in, or visit the Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park area.

How to become involved...

We are looking for individuals to serve on the Multicultural Advisory Committee.  In particular, we are seeking persons who:

  • Live or work in Brooklyn Park or Brooklyn Center or are otherwise significantly connected to these cities and the well-being of their residents. 
  • Comfortable and experienced in working with and living among diverse people.
  • Accepting of persons different than him/herself and respectful of persons of different faiths.
  • Successful in “bridging the cultural gap” and gaining acceptance and understanding of others by explaining cultural norms to those who are unfamiliar with them. 
  • Have an effective network within an ethnic or cultural community in the area to help the Advisory Committee and the Police Departments contact and communicate with that community. 
  • Have earned respect within an ethnic or cultural community in the area and who are seen among that community as a good representative to relay the community’s issues and concerns and bring back new information to that community.
  • Willing to work cooperatively with the police in enhancing relationships between all cultural communities and the police.

Application Process

Persons interested in serving on the Multicultural Advisory Committee must fill out an application, pass a criminal background check, and be interviewed by representatives of the partnering agencies.  The Joint Community/Police Partnership Executive Board will make the final selection of who will serve on the Multicultural Advisory Committee.  A nominal honorarium, yet to be determined, may be offered to the Committee members. If you are interested in becoming a member please contact the Hennepin County Joint Community Police Partnership (JCPP) Supervisor, Monique Drier by email or (612) 919-9969.


BECOME A MAC MEMBER!

Download the MAC Member Application: 




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