City of Fridley staff and elected officials are carefully monitoring ongoing events throughout the Twin Cities, including the trial of Derek Chauvin. We know this may be a challenging and uneasy time for many of our community members. As a community, it is critical to be good neighbors by offering support and compassion in times of need.
There will be many unknowns in the coming days and weeks, but we will continue to lay the groundwork to respond to any safety-related concerns that may arise. We also anticipate that there will be a variety of other needs and are committed to serving as a resource for the community. Below you will find valuable community resources that may be helpful to you, a friend, or family members.
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The trial of Derek Chauvin has drawn significant attention throughout the country and the world. As the trial nears its end, public safety professionals at the state, county, and local levels are working together to ensure members of the public are safe. This coordinated effort is referred to as Operation Safety Net by public safety officials. To learn more about Operation Safety Net, visit the following resources.
Operation Safety Net: What to Expect
The following resources are PDFs.
- What to Expect (English)
- Dedaalka Badqabidda Dadweynaha (Somali)
- Esfuerzos para mantener a la Comunidad segura (Spanish)
- Saib Xyuas Kom Lub Zej Zog Muaj Kev Nyab Xeeb (Hmong)
Operation Safety Net Social Media
Information on transit service during the Derek Chauvin trial can be found at metrotransit.org/former-officer-trials. For real-time updates on temporary changes to bus and rail service visit one of the following sites.
- Twitter: @MetroTransitMN
- Facebook: /MetroTransitMN
- Metro Transit Alerts
- Sign up to have Rider Alerts sent to you by email or text
- See the list of all active Rider Alerts.
- Call (612-373-3333) or text (612-444-1161) the Transit Information Center weekdays 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Mental Health Resources
- Anoka County Behavior Health Services and the Crisis Response line (763-755-3801)
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Crisis Resources
- Wilder Foundation, Mental Health & Wellness Services
- Get support and access to outpatient mental health services for children, adults, and families as well as addiction and recovery services for adults
- Support includes culturally appropriate and trauma- informed services that are multicultural and multilingual.
- Insurance is accepted but not required.
- Telehealth available.
- Walk-in Counseling Center
- Multicultural, insurance accepted but not required, anonymous, no appointment needed, information in English and Spanish, remote services available.
- Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Well-being
- Provides in-person support and two-way video support to individuals of any age
- Depending on your needs, they are available for immediate scheduling with low to no wait times.
- MN Mental Health Providers of Color Database (created by Larry Yang)
Ramsey County Community Healing Circles
Ramsey County, in partnership with the City of St. Paul, is working with community members to offer virtual and in-person healing circles that provide welcoming, safe and supportive environments for participatory dialogue, building connection, addressing community trauma, and shared healing.
City of Fridley Digital Communications
For the latest news and updates that pertain specifically to the City of Fridley, please refer to the following digital channels:
Contact the City
- The Fridley Police division offers the tip411 system for the public to submit anonymous tips by sending a secure message through a free app, by text, or online
- File an online police report for any incidents that happen in Fridley that you need to be filed with the Police
- Please note that if you are reporting an in-progress incident, do not use the online reporting system. Call 9-1-1 immediately.
- Contact your local council member or City Staff at 763-571-3450
As always, do not hesitate to dial 9-1-1 if you see any suspicious, unsafe, or illegal activities.