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Speak Up tip line

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"Speak Up Minneapolis" is the anonymous youth tip-line co-sponsored by MPS, the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) and Department of Health & Family Support. This tip-line allows youth from across the city to phone or text in reports of potential violence including weapons in schools, parks, libraries or other locations. Trained Counselors are available 24 hours a day to take detailed summaries of the potential threat and then file a complete report to MPD and district Emergency Management and Safety & Security staff. School Principals and Community Agency Leads at potentially impacted sites will then be contacted so a comprehensive response plan can be created and implemented.

Speak Up wrist bands, posters and wallet cards are available in English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong. These materials inform youth about the purpose of the tip-line and how to call or text in when they know of a potential threat of violence in our community. Materials are available to schools, youth serving agencies and other organizations interested in promoting this opportunity for young people to safely share what they know and to be part of the solution to end violence in our community.

Additional resources for Speak Up can be found on our website under violence prevention.