Serving The Cities of Independence and Maple Plain

West Hennepin Public Safety Department

Join neighbors across Maple Plain and Independence on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019, for the 10th Annual Night to Unite in Minnesota. Sponsored by the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association, AAA of Minnesota/Iowa, and local law enforcement agencies, Night to Unite will celebrate and strengthen neighborhood and community partnerships. 

Night to Unite is designed to:

Get to know one another in your neighborhood;
Build neighborhood involvement by bringing police and communities together; and
Bring awareness to crime prevention and local law enforcement efforts! 

MCPA President Terry Thomton said, “I invite neighborhoods in every City and County throughout the state of Minnesota to become involved in Night to Unite activities. This is an opportunity for neighborhoods and communities to band together, enjoy a summer evening and get to know who belongs in their neighborhoods.” 

West Hennepin Public Safety would like to encourage neighborhoods to get together between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on August 6th, 2019, to fight crime and take back our neighborhoods. The best crime prevention tool for our communities is “neighbors looking out for each other,” says Director Gary Kroells. “If you know who your neighbors are and those neighbors see something suspicious they will call the police.  Get involved and take this opportunity to meet your neighbors”. 

If you or your neighbors host a neighborhood Night to Unite event, West Hennepin Police Department and the local fire department will make a visit to your event and provide crime fighting and fire safety tips for your group. Take the initiative and organize your neighborhood event.

The City of Maple Plain is hosting a Night to Unite Event at Veterans Memorial Park from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Community members are encouraged to celebrate at the park and meet their neighbors, local officials, police and fire officers, and enjoy a free community picnic dinner which is provided by local donors. Additionally, a community blood drive is being conducted along with free books from the “Pop in and Read Tent”.  Chief Kroells stated, “This community picnic at Veterans Memorial Park is a perfect time to meet members of our communities and build relationships.  Together was can prevent crime by getting involved”. 

For more information pertaining to Night to Unite or how to get involved, contact West Hennepin Public Safety Department at (763) 479-0500 and speak with Night to Unite Coordinator Officer Lance Zilles. You can also visit the West Hennepin Public Safety Department website at or visit our Facebook page for more information on Night to Unite. 

Night to Unite 2019

Tuesday, August 6th, 2017 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

To be a party host call: 763-479-0500