Elliot Park Safety Forum


A platform for neighbors to engage in meaningful discussions about safety concerns and co-creating solutions in Elliot Park. The panel will include:

  • Insp. Bill Peterson, Minneapolis Police Dept. (MPD) Precinct 1 Inspector

  • Carla Nielson, MPD Crime Prevention Specialist

  • Jamal Osman, Ward 6 Minneapolis City Councilmember

  • Chief Jason Ohotto, Minneapolis Parks Police Dept. (MPPD) Police Chief

  • Elizabeth Shaffer, MPRB Commissioner, Dist. 4

  • Lt. John Engle, MPD Lieutenant 

  • Lt. Andrew Klein, Supervising Lieutenant, Minneapolis Park Police Department (MPPD)

  • Abdirahman Mukhtar, MPRB Community Connector Coordinator


RESCHEDULED to Thursday, March 7th, 6:00-8:00pm 

(The Forum was originally scheduled for 2pm on Tues. 2/27/24, as published in EPNI's February 1st Newsletter - Please note the date change.)


Elliot Park Rec Center, at 1000 E. 14th Street

How Can I participate?

ALL are welcome to participate in person! Send us your questions for the panel: [email protected]

To request interpreting services or accommodations for this event, please contact [email protected]. Si aad u codsato turjubaan ama waafajin, fadlan la xiriir [email protected].

Who Can I Contact with Questions?

Contact us: Abdulrahman Wako, Executive Director, or Jessica Focht-Perlberg, Tenant & Community Organizer, with Elliot Park Neighborhood Inc. (EPNI):

Email us: [email protected]

Call or text: (612) 234-2280 



March 07, 2024 at 6:00pm - 8pm


Elliot Park Rec Center, 1000 E. 14th Street, Minneapolis MN 55404


Abdulrahman Wako · · (612) 234-2280

Will you come?