Neighborhood Preparation

Neighborhood Preparation

Here you will find information from the City of Minneapolis regarding preparations and ongoing information regarding the upcoming Derek Chauvin trial.

You will also find ViNA safety tips to keep our community connected and safe, as last years civil unrest brought outside intruders to our community which negatively impacted our city and neighborhood.

Trial timeline

  • March 8: Jury Selection begins for Derek Chauvin trial
  • March 29: Opening statements, State of Minnesota’s case begins vs. Derek Chauvin
  • Trial duration: approximately 2-4 weeks
  • August 23: Trial proceedings begin for J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao trial

Updated tip line 612-673-5335. Call to provide tips about suspicious activity that doesn’t require an immediate Police, Fire or EMS response, such as vehicles driving without license plates.

Business and property owners can call 612-673-2499 with questions about business operations during the trial and general information about regulations and resources

Multi-lingual Radio Programs Providing information on Chauvin trial.

  • City’s multi-lingual radio programs.
    • KMOJ 89.9 FM (English) – “Minneapolis 360” on KMOJ (Wednesdays from 1:30-2 p.m.) KMOJ playlist.
    • KALY 101.7 FM (Somali) – “Magaaladayda Minneapolis” KALY (Thursdays, 3/25, 4/8 and 4/22 from 2-3 p.m.) Playlist unavailable.
    • WIXK AM1590 (Hmong) – “Kuv Lub Nroog Minneapolis” WIXK (Thursdays from 2-3 p.m.) WIXK playlist.

Safety Tips and Contact Information

Knowing Thy Neighbor Is The Best Way To Keep A Neighborhood Safe

Become a Block Ambassador with ViNA. This is a great way to get to know your neighbors and help stay connected. For More information, reach out to programs@victoryneighborhood.org

Go meet your neighbors and share contact information with one another to keep each other connected and informed.

Clean up yard debris and trash

Put trash bins and other items in your yard or garage to help reduce opportunities for potential fires.

Keep outdoor lights on all night.

If you haven’t already, connect your water hoses to your outdoor water supply.

Utilize the City of Minneapolis 311 non-emergency number for service requests, report non-emergency problems like trash, graffiti, potholes or get City information. 311 sends the issue to the corresponding City departments to resolve. Check out our 311 Youtube videos

  • Send a text message to 311TXT (311898) with the keyword of the information you’re looking for.
  • The computer will automatically send you the relevant information (for best results, send as few words as possible. For example, send the word “snow” instead of “when is my street getting plowed.”
  • More information about how texting 311 works.

Report suspicious activities and suspicious vehicles without plates to the tip line. Tip line 612-673-5335 or text a Tip to MPD Tip #847411.You may also email safeminneapolis@gmail.com which has been set up by Senator Scott Dibble. Only report when and what has actually happened that poses a credible threat. Not judgements of what seems “suspicious”

If you have an emergency, or to report something dangerous utilize 911

Report suspicious behaviors to the FBI at tips.fbi.gov/contact or call 1-800 CALL FBI.

Take care of yourself as self care is necessary.

Be kind to each other.

Home Security Rebate Funds are Currently Exhausted.

The Victory Neighborhood enjoys a low crime rate in large part due to the interconnectedness of neighbors. ViNA works to support a strong network of block clubs which are encouraged to host regular block gatherings, maintain block contact lists, and welcome new residents. Block clubs result in neighbors being able to look out for one another better.

ViNA also offers home security improvement rebates. The organization will reimburse residents 50% of their costs (up to $500) for home security improvements. To receive the rebate, residents must first attend one of ViNA’s home security workshops or complete a home security assessment with the Minneapolis Police Department.

ViNA’s safety activities are primarily overseen by its Livability Committee. The committee meets the second Tuesday of most months at 6pm at the ViNA office. New members are welcome at any time.