Highland Park is in St. Paul Police Department’s Western District‘s jurisdiction and is a resource for residents in the neighborhood. Highland District Council regularly partners with the City of St. Paul Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit on outreach efforts and education around safety and crime prevention.
Western District Crime Prevention Newsletters
The St. Paul Police Department sends out a quarterly newsletter with updates and crime prevention tips. Subscribe to the Crime Prevention Unit’s newsletter here.
Western District Monthly Community Meetings
Join the Saint Paul Police Department’s Western District at their monthly community meetings to discuss recent crime trends and to voice any concerns you may have about crime and safety. The meetings take place virtually (until further notice) the third Tuesday of every month at 9:30am and 6:30pm. The links to join the conversation will be posted on the Western District’s Facebook page approximately one week before the scheduled meeting date.
A block club is a group of neighbors living within one or more city blocks who are committed to knowing one another in order to socialize, address common concerns, promote communication and improve block safety. Many block clubs exist in Highland Park. Check out the map and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if your block club isn’t on the map. If no block club exists yet for you and your neighbors, we have resources available to support you in starting a block club.
National Night Out is an annual event that involves all segments of the community in building a healthier, safer community; generate support for anti-crime programs and strengthen police/community relations on the first Tuesday of August. Block clubs frequently work together in planning their National Night Out event.
Safety and Crime Prevention Tips and Resources
- General Safety Tips
- Crime Prevention 101 (PDF)
- Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
- Holiday Safety Tips
- Burglary Resources
- Residential Burglary Prevention Tips (PDF)
- What To Do Before the Burglar Comes – Minnesota Crime Watch (PDF)
- Premise Surveys: St. Paul Police Department’s Crime Prevention Coordinators can conduct on-site property surveys for single family, multi-family and commercial locations. They will observe lighting, landscaping, locks, doors and windows, etc. and provide property owners with a list of suggested improvements. It’s up to the property owner if they’d like to make any of the changes. Submit a premise survey request here.
- House Watch: Saint Paul residential property owners who will be away from home for an extended period can take advantage of the House Watch program provided by the Community Partnerships Unit. Volunteer Reserve Officers will drive by your home on a regular basis during your absence and check the property for signs of forced entry. This service is available for a thirty-day period and can be extended upon request. Submit a House Watch request here.
- Reporting Suspicious Activity (PDF
- Describe the Suspect(s) (PDF)
- Tax Related Identity Theft and Other Tax Scams (PDF)
- Pedestrian Safety
- Additional resources are available on the St. Paul Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit’s website
How to Make a Report or Request
- Report a Crime in Progress – Call 911
- Report a Non-Emergency Crime – Call 651-291-1111
- Report Vandalism – Call 651-291-1111
- Report Vandalism and Request Clean Up – Call 651-266-8989
- Request Pick Up of Abandoned Bicycle
- Report a Problem
- Request a Vacation Watch
- Request a Fire Safety Check
- Find Snow Emergency Information
- Request Graffiti Clean Up
- Outdoor Lighting Information (Xcel Energy)
View Crime Data in St. Paul
All residents have access to crime information across the City of St. Paul. View the dataset or learn more about how to access the reports on our website.