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Data Source: Rochester Police Department Accountability Dashboard 

About Public Safety Dashboard
This is a prototype dashboard to show metrices and projects that have bearing on Olmsted County and City of Rochester's public safety progress.
Currently shown are metrics regarding RPD policing data. In the future, more types of measurements will be shown.
Use of Force 2020
Use of Force 2019
Vehicle Pursuits
Dashboard Announcement

Use of Force 

January to June

July to December

2020 

2019

 

Latest can be found per this LINK

Announcement

 


Public Safety Related Projects

 The following is a sample of public safety related projects. Please let us know if you know of more projects.   

Project Phase Definitions

The following defines the various project phases:

  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.

Archive/Concept Phase

Planning Phase

Development Phase

Available Phase

Featured Projects

Description: To execute an effective community response to bias/hate crimes and to bias/hate incidents that supports the victims and victims' families.
Impacting : Diversity and Inclusion ; Governance/Public Policy ; Public Safety
Led by : Olmsted County Human Rights Commission


Description: Bounce Day aims to improve community resilience through an integrated disaster response experience that provides opportunities for education, collaboration, and innovation. Bounce Day is put on by a collaboration of Mayo Clinic researchers, educators and students, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Military medical personnel, local medical alliances, theatre groups and lay community members. Actors simulating illness (zombies) and those affected by the crumbling of society will interact with participants learning both medical and nonmedical response protocols ranging from vaccination and treatment to refugee camp management and security.
Impacting : Public Safety
Led by : Bounce Day


DFO Community Corrections Comprehensive Plan 2015-2016
Description: Dodge, Fillmore, Olmsted (DFO) Community Corrections is placed under the umbrella of Community Services in Olmsted County. Dodge and Fillmore County Court Services are separate units housed in their respective courthouses, and managed from Olmsted County. Probation services are similar in Dodge, Fillmore and Olmsted counties with common goals and outcomes. Due to smaller probation volume and FTE in Dodge and Fillmore, specialization (specialized caseloads) is not as developed, although resources are shared and clients are transported or staff travel to clients, as needed.
Impacting : Best Practice ; Business Process ; Governance/Public Policy ; Public Safety
Led by : TBD


Description: The needs of the Rochester Police Department are growing while the department itself is faced with increasing response times and staffing challenges, said Police Chief Roger Peterson. To meet these challenges, one thing is certain — the department will need to grow, either in its current space or in new space, he said. Today at the Rochester City Council meeting, he'll present options for future expansion in the downtown area and for a new precinct station in northeast Rochester.
Impacting : Public Safety
Led by : Rochester Police Department


Description: Allies & Advocates is a community response program that nurtures and supports individuals experiencing heightened anxiety, uncertainty, or incidents of hate/bias in this challenging social and cultural climate. We have been receiving communications regularly and increasingly from individuals deeply affected by what is transpiring here in Rochester, in our state, nationally, even globally. We want to be able to field these calls with empathy and wisdom. We decided to tap our greatest resource – compassionate people.
Impacting : Caring Relationship ; Civic Engagement ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Immigration ; Public Safety
Led by : Diversity Council


Bystander to Upstander

Description: Bystander to Upstander Sessions are participatory scenario-based sessions that provide opportunities for individuals to learn about and practice responses to incidents they might encounter in business, on campus, and in their daily lives. Unlike traditional diversity training, these activity-based workshops focus on real-time interventions. The sessions include general instruction in courageous listening and observing, as well as culturally-specific insights and role-playing exercises with tips and tactics for de-escalation, respectful intervention, and accountability.
Impacting : Diversity and Inclusion ; Public Safety
Led by : Diversity Council


Community Engagement Response Team - Rochester, MN

Description: Community Engagement Response Team of Rochester, MN is a subsidiary of Barber Shop and Social Services.
Impacting : Civic Engagement ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Education ; Public Safety
Led by : TBD


Community Engagement Response Team - Rochester, MN

Description: C.E.R.T (Community Engagement Response Team) is raising money to help keep downtown Rochester safe. Donations will be used to increase patrols of downtown Rochester. Right now C.E.R.T has six volunteer patrol team members that will be patrolling the streets every weekend from 12 am until 3 am. While the six patrol team members are volunteers right now, our goal is to be able to provide a small stipend for their time in helping keep the streets of Rochester safe.
Impacting : Best Practice ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Public Safety
Led by : Barbershop & Social Services


Diversity Council Civic Equity Focus Area
Description: Civic Equity is the realization of a society where all individuals receive equitable access to resources, protections, and opportunities. Each person enjoys: (a) equal treatment under law, both through law enforcement and the judicial system; (b) equitable access to and representation in the political process; and (c) equal opportunity to engage in the design of and benefit from inclusive public policy.
Impacting : Caring Relationship ; Civic Engagement ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Legal Services ; Public Safety
Led by : Diversity Council


Minnesota Compass

Description: Minnesota Compass is a social indicators project that measures progress in our state and its communities. Led by Wilder Research, Minnesota Compass provides nonpartisan, credible information and tracks trends in topic areas such as education, economy, workforce, health, housing, and a host of others. Data and analysis on www.mncompass.org gives everyone in our state – policymakers, business and community leaders, and concerned individuals who live and work here – a common foundation to identify, understand, and act on issues that affect our communities.
Impacting : Best Practice ; Business Process ; Consultancy ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development ; Education ; Metrics ; OpenBeam ; Public Safety ; Reading ; Special Needs ; Sustainability ; Technology Enablement
Led by : Wilder Research


Mobil Video Recorder Policy
Description: TBD
Impacting : Best Practice ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Governance/Public Policy ; Public Safety
Led by : Police Policy Oversight Commission of City of Rochester


Police Assisted Recovery (PAR Program)

Description: Police find new pathways to treatment and recovery Drug addiction is a public health concern that can become a public safety concern when addiction drives criminal behavior. Police officers are first responders to emergencies on the street, but they’re also first responders to people in crisis, whether that crisis be a mental health concern or someone whose behavior is fueled by addiction.
Impacting : Addiction ; Mental Health ; Public Safety
Led by : Rochester Police Department


Project Legacy

Description: The philosophy of Project Legacy derives from a recognition of the historical context of people of color in this country. It is founded on a belief in the necessity of rekindling a sense of hope and possibilities. In order to accomplish this, the connections, access, legacy paradigm needs to be translated into the reality of life for the youth who are served. In other words, a group of adults who genuinely care and commit to the mission and philosophy of the program must create connections to ideas, information and opportunities. They must advocate on behalf of the youth to guarantee access to those opportunities and resources that support and sustain the belief in the possibility of a positive future. With hope comes a belief in one’s ability to control one’s destiny. Armed with a sense of empowerment, youth will be emotionally and socially prepared to embark on a path to making dreams a reality and thereby creating their own legacy for the future.
Impacting : Basic Needs ; Best Practice ; Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Public Safety
Led by : Project Legacy


RPD Accountability Dashboard

Description: The Rochester Police Department (RPD) is committed to fostering a culture of transparency and accountability throughout the Department, in order to improve and maintain the trust of the community we serve. The dashboard is an initiative which was proposed by community members at the “Proposed Actions for Justice” Virtual Town Hall on June 11, 2020. RPD was pleased to embrace the idea and committed to producing the first dashboard within 30 days.
Impacting : Commitment ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Governance/Public Policy ; Legal Services ; Public Safety
Led by : Rochester Police Department


 

Description: C.E.R.T (Community Engagement Response Team) is raising money to help keep downtown Rochester safe. Donations will be used to increase patrols of downtown Rochester. Right now C.E.R.T has six volunteer patrol team members that will be patrolling the streets every weekend from 12 am until 3 am. While the six patrol team members are volunteers right now, our goal is to be able to provide a small stipend for their time in helping keep the streets of Rochester safe.
Impacting : Best Practice ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Public Safety
Led by : Barbershop & Social Services


Police Assisted Recovery (PAR Program)

Description: Police find new pathways to treatment and recovery Drug addiction is a public health concern that can become a public safety concern when addiction drives criminal behavior. Police officers are first responders to emergencies on the street, but they’re also first responders to people in crisis, whether that crisis be a mental health concern or someone whose behavior is fueled by addiction.
Impacting : Addiction ; Mental Health ; Public Safety
Led by : Rochester Police Department


Project Legacy

Description: The philosophy of Project Legacy derives from a recognition of the historical context of people of color in this country. It is founded on a belief in the necessity of rekindling a sense of hope and possibilities. In order to accomplish this, the connections, access, legacy paradigm needs to be translated into the reality of life for the youth who are served. In other words, a group of adults who genuinely care and commit to the mission and philosophy of the program must create connections to ideas, information and opportunities. They must advocate on behalf of the youth to guarantee access to those opportunities and resources that support and sustain the belief in the possibility of a positive future. With hope comes a belief in one’s ability to control one’s destiny. Armed with a sense of empowerment, youth will be emotionally and socially prepared to embark on a path to making dreams a reality and thereby creating their own legacy for the future.
Impacting : Basic Needs ; Best Practice ; Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Public Safety
Led by : Project Legacy


RPD Accountability Dashboard

Description: The Rochester Police Department (RPD) is committed to fostering a culture of transparency and accountability throughout the Department, in order to improve and maintain the trust of the community we serve. The dashboard is an initiative which was proposed by community members at the “Proposed Actions for Justice” Virtual Town Hall on June 11, 2020. RPD was pleased to embrace the idea and committed to producing the first dashboard within 30 days.
Impacting : Commitment ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Governance/Public Policy ; Legal Services ; Public Safety
Led by : Rochester Police Department


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Olmsted County Human Rights Commission (August 27, 2021)

Welcoming week information and Police Responses to HRC questions. 

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Minnesota Compass (April 27, 2021)

OpenBeam presentation at MN Compass, RPL workshop

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City Council NLC Racial Equity Study Session (April 13, 2021)

4/12 City Council NLC Racial Equity in Local Government Study Session. 

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City of Rochester, MN - Covid Impacts and Branding (March 07, 2021)

(1) Study Session (2) Covid Impact  (3) Unify branding of City departments and teammates

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Olmsted County News (August 12, 2020)

(1) Nikki Niles to lead Olmsted County's new Diversity, Equity, and Community Outreach Team. (2) Commissioners voted to expand team of community outreach workers dedicated to public safety.

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City of Rochester, MN Response to #8cantwait (June 13, 2020)

The City of Rochester Police Department shared information on how Rochester is currently meeting the #8cantwait.

 

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A message from the Y to honor George Floyd's Memory (June 04, 2020)

OpenBeam is sharing the message from the Y's management team. A time to reflect.

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Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce - back to work info series (May 11, 2020)

Topics include: 5 Steps to Reopening your business safely, Liability Concerns for Reopening Your Business

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Discrimination Helpline (April 06, 2020)

This toll-free helpline reinforces the state’s efforts to protect the civil rights of Minnesotans. It allows those who experience or witness bias and discrimination to report incidents to our Department.

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Video production partnership between RNeighbors, the Rochester Neighborhood Resource Center and Mayor Norton’s office. (March 31, 2020)

 A video production partnership between RNeighbors, the Rochester Neighborhood Resource Center and Mayor Norton’s office.

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