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December 18 Community Safety meeting

Please join us for SSCO's Community Safety meeting:

Thursday, December 18
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Loring Nicollet Center, 1925 Nicollet Ave

Help us decide: Should SSCO partner with Little Earth of United Tribes on a project to educate new Hennepin County Criminal Court judges about the impact of livability crimes on the neighborhood?

Share any neighborhood-related safety ideas and concerns: open discussion.

Learn about what's been happening in the neighborhood from police, probation officers, and prosecutors who work here.

Find out what's new with Block Patrol - and how you can join.


Introductions and announcements

Updates from law enforcement partners, with time for questions and answers

Neighborhood-related safety ideas and concerns: open discussion

Block Patrol news

Community safety plan: progress report and next steps

Safety coordinator report

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SSCO Pet Costume Contest

Thanks to everyone that came out to the SSCO Fall Fest last Sunday! We had a perfect day for pets, games, s'mores and cider in the park.

The photos are now up for the SSCO Pet Costume Contest and we need YOU to help us determine the winner. Please follow the link below to our costume contest album and vote for your favorite costumed pet. Everyone gets ONE vote (and yes, you can vote for your own pet). A vote is cast by writing "Pumpkin" in the comments below the photo of the pet you'd like to vote for. All votes must be in before 11:59pm Friday, November 7th. The winner will be revealed on Sunday, November 9th
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2014 Community Safety plan

How can SSCO's Safety committee and Block Patrol be enhanced to better cope with the needs of the community? Click here to view the 2014 Community Safety plan.




2013 Building Safety Improvement Program

SSCO has amended the guidelines of its Building Safety Improvement program to include funding for surveillance camera systems. Through matching grants, this program supports the efforts of residential property owners and tenants to improve the safety and security of their buildings and surroundings. Please click here to read program guidelines and details.

Our neighborhood at a glance

Welcome to Stevens Square—Loring Heights, a vibrant neighborhood located in the shadow of downtown Minneapolis. A centrally-located park, tree-lined blocks of brick apartment buildings, and a post-card view of downtown make Stevens Square the Brooklyn of the Midwest. This geographically small urban enclave boasts one of the highest densities of any metro neighborhood.

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Block Patrol

Block Patrol is a group of trained volunteers who:
• patrol the streets of Steven Square - Loring Heights observing activity in the neighborhood.
• are interested in coming together socially to meet other neighbors and to learn more about the neighborhood.
• want to reduce criminal activity in the neighborhood.
• act as an extra set of eyes and ears for the police department.
• help organize residents as a preventive force to deter criminal and disruptive behavior.

Block Patrol is open to all individuals 18 years and older. Prospective volunteers must complete an application, agree to follow the established guidelines, and attend a two-hour orientation session and patrol. Volunteers are asked to participate for at least two hours per month. To join Block Patrol, contact Dave at (612) 874-2840 or Read more »

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The area south of what is the Minneapolis Central Business District was platted in 1856. Two property owners, Richard J. Mendenhall and Dr. Nathan B.Hill, owned most of the surrounding land which they developed as a residential neighborhood made up of a few large, single family homes. These large residential lots and "country estates" ensured that the Stevens Square area remained stable during periodic, speculative real-estate booms.