Our Mission

 

West Hennepin Public Safety Mission is to protect and serve the citizens of Maple Plain and Independence in a professional and compassionate manner. These core values shall serve as a foundation and form the basis of all functions of West Hennepin Public Safety as we fulfill our mission:

 Honor    Courage   Common Sense   Respect & Dignity   Loyalty   Fairness   Trust

Get Involved!

We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. 

Thank You

We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. Thank you for your time and donations that makes this possible!

Programs / REsources

Crime Prevention

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West Hennepin Public Safety strives to keep the citizens of Maple Plain and Independence safe and up-to-date with current trends and technology. In May of 2016, WHPS received a community partnership grant from Center Point Energy for a moveable speed detection sign. The speed sign can be programmed to flash at different speeds and also has the ability to collect speed and traffic flow data.

If you would like to request the sign be placed in a problem area please contact WHPS.

West Hennepin Public Safety officers work extremely hard trying to prevent crime but do not do it alone. West Hennepin regularly receives tips from concerned citizens that may see something out of the ordinary that West Hennepin officers have not yet seen. Often times tips leed to arrests including drunk drivers, seizures of narcotics and damage to property. Educating citizens with crime prevention information has helped West Hennepin solve many cases.

Please contact our office or if the issue is a life safety concern call 911 .

Free Gun Lock Kits

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Provided in partnership with Project ChildSafe, each kit contains a safety curriculum and a cable-style gunlock that securely stores your firearms. The locks fit on most types of handguns, rifles and shotguns. The goal is to prevent a child or any other unauthorized person from accessing a firearm in your home.

All citizens interested are encouraged to stop at West Hennepin Public Safety to pick up their free gunlock.

Child Safety Seat Program

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 3 out of 4 child seats are improperly installed.

WHPS provides a free inspection of your child seat to ensure proper installation and maximum safety.  Contact us today to set up an appointment. 

Speed Sign

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Thanks to a grant from Xcel Energy we now have a speed sign that we can deploy anywhere in the community to help address traffic safety. 

If you would like the sign placed in a trouble area please contact us to make the request. 

Drug Disposal System

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Thanks to a Grant from RALI Minnesota we have partnered with the Hennepin County Sheriff Foundation, Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, and Deterra System to provide safe medication disposal to our residents in City of Maple Plain and City of Independence Minnesota by providing medicine disposal bags.

5% of kids 12-17 and 14% of young adults 18-25 abuse prescription drugs most of which are found unused in your medicine cabinet. Keep your friends & family safe from these powerful medications by properly disposing of unused prescription drugs in your home.

These kits are available at no cost to you at WHPS during normal business hours.


Instructions how simple the kit is to use can be found by wathing this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=lkQ4RlOVZ24

Winter parking

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City of Maple Plain

 

Winter parking ordinance is in effect from November 1, - April 15.  No parking is allowed on public streets between the hours of 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. 

City of Independence

 

From November 1 through April 15 of each year and between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. it is unlawful to park or permit to be parked, or continue to park or permit to stand, any vehicle upon any city street.

Following a snowfall of 3 inches or more in depth, it shall be unlawful to park or permit to be parked, or to continue to park or permit to stand, any vehicle upon any street until the snow has been plowed from the street or the same has been otherwise disposed of.

Snow removal

 

***Please also be aware it is illegal to push snow onto the roadways per state law: 160.2715 Right-of-Way Use***