School Resource Program
The HPD, in cooperation with the Hermantown School District, provides funding for a School Resource Officer (SRO). The SRO works in the schools on a full-time basis during the school year, primarily at the high school, but also supporting the middle school, elementary school, and the Early Childhood Center as needed.
Beyond traditional police responsibilities, such as investigations and interviews, the SRO serves as a resource to staff, administration, parents, and students. The SRO also teaches Hermantown students the D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program though a partnership between the HPD and the Hermantown School District that began in 1989.
National Night Out
As Hermantown has grown, the HPD has begun working with community members to create a city-wide National Night Out. The first of these city-wide events was a huge success, with more than 700 residents attending the event on August 6, 2019. Joined by the Hermantown Volunteer Fire Department, the huge cookout, concert, and community-building event was one of the feel-good events of 2019.
Neighborhoods looking to pull their NNO into the city-wide event should contact the HPD at email@example.com and join the larger planning committee. Neighborhood-specific NNO events are still welcome in Hermantown, but because of the size of our HPD and our event at the Police Department, the HPD does not attend additional events that evening.
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