We Are Common-unity.
It is the mission of the NBPA-MN to increase the awareness of the community, to be the conscience of the Criminal Justice System, and to enhance the quality of life in the African-American community.
Neighborhood communities are common in and throughout all cities. And like all communities, people want to live in their environment peacefully. Traditionally, policing is required when there are issues within the communities that upset peace. It is then that police take on a position that requires, most often, physical restraint to quiet disruption.
The NBPA MN has taken a different stance as we change our view of serving communities. Rather than waiting to be called upon under direct, we want to become members of the communities we serve; hence, we want to see a “common-unity”.
So when viewing our web presence and social media communication you will begin to see our officers blending in with the community/neighborhood landscape. To fit in means to contribute. We will find ways to provide safety and comfort in city blocks traditionally known for discomfort and unrest. Soon you will see our officers out in the streets bringing our people food, music, dancing, and fun.
So we ask you to watch for our initial launch of trust and respectful activities that begin to build this new community relationship, “common-unity.”
Lt. A. Hines