Become a Block Captain
About Block Captains
Fridley Block Captains provide an integral link between the Fridley Public Safety Department and the community. Block Captains serve as a strong foundation for building and maintaining Fridley's strong community-police partnership.
Fridley has many police officers who respond to calls for service and look after the city 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Even so, it is difficult for officers to know the rhythm of every neighborhood or the specific behavior patterns of who live there. This is where the role of Block Captains come into play. Block Captains often know who lives where, what vehicles frequent the area and when something seems out of sync.
What are Block Captains Responsible for?
A Fridley Block Captain is a resident who has a vested interest in making their neighborhood a safer place to live and is willing to share that interest with others by keeping their neighbors informed of Public Safety concerns. The main duty of a Block Captain is to be a community liaison between the residents, the neighborhood and the Fridley Public Safety Department. Many of Fridley's Block Captains learn about the various City departments, how they work and how they can assist with resolving quality of life issues. Fridley Block Captains also frequently choose to host a Night to Unite party.
A Block Captain is not expected to respond to suspicious situations or intervene when a disturbance occurs in the neighborhood. They do not have foot patrol duties, nor should they investigate crimes. Block captains are not expected to be available 24 hours a day.
Apply to Become a Block Captain
To become a Block Captain, fill out and submit the Fridley Block Captain application.
As a part of the application process, you will also be asked to fill out a background check consent form.
Are you interested in becoming a block captain but have some questions or need more information? Contact the Block Captain shared box at FridleyBlockCaptains@FridleyMN.gov or Lieutenant Steven Monsrud at Steven.Monsrud@FridleyMN.gov or 763-572-3632.