Crime Prevention Programs Offered by the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department
Home Security Survey
An officer will survey your home by checking doors, windows, locks, lighting, and landscaping, and alert you to burglary vulnerabilities and other security weaknesses.
Meet periodically with your neighbors and police officers. Discuss neighborhood concerns and learn how you and your neighbors can “watch out” for one another.
Business Security Survey
An officer will survey your business by checking doors, windows, locks, lighting, and landscaping, and alert you to burglary vulnerabilities and other security weaknesses.
Minnesota Crime Alert Network
Join a network of retailers, property managers, apartment managers, hospitals, schools, and others in the community who are sharing information about crimes, via fax or e-mail. The purpose of the network is to prevent crimes, solve crimes, identify or apprehend criminals, recover stolen property, or locate missing and/or endangered persons. Visit https://mnbca.mrcampaign.com/ambercrime_alert/ to register for the Crime Alert Network and Amber Alerts.
Vacation House Check
Officers will check your home periodically during your absence, whether you are gone for days, weeks, or months. Call a few days before leaving and we will add you to the list.
Mark your valuables for ready identification by law enforcement agencies. SLMPD will assign you a unique number, loan you an electric engraver, and provide window stickers.
Minnesota’s Night to Unite
One of the best ways to keep crime from affecting you and your neighbors is to get to know each other, even if it is just on a casual basis. Minnesota’s Night to Unite (National Night Out), held on the first Tuesday of August each year, provides an excellent opportunity for neighbors and police officers to become better acquainted. For more information about Night to Unite, contact Laura Holtan at 952-474-3261 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These programs are available at no cost*
to residents and business owners in Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood, and Tonka Bay.
All crime prevention programs except Night to Unite, Contact Public Safety Officer David Hohertz of the SLMPD at 952-474-3261 to request more information or to participate.
* Exception: Minnesota Crime Alert Network membership fee is $12.00 per year.