Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Block Captains gather at Crime Prevention training

The Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition held it's annual Block Captain training session in the Anchor Bank community room on Monday, April 19th, 2011.  Residents and block captains from all areas of Wayzata and Long Lake gathered to learn more about the Wayzata Police and Fire departments, as well as to discuss better ways to communicate with each other.

Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold, McGruff the Crime Dog, and Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition President Gina Holman at the annual Block Captain training session. Photo Dan Gustafson.
Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition President Gina Holman welcomed the group with a complimentary dinner provided by the Wayzata Bar & Grill.  Wayzata Fire Chief Kevin Klapprich gave a summary of the departments calls for 2010.

A full capacity crowd attended Block Captains training at Anchor Bank.  Photo Dan Gustafson.
Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold gave examples of crimes that had occurred in the area, as well as statistics on clearing cases that showed the effectiveness of the WPD. McGruff the Crime Dog also made a brief appearance, to the delight of the crowd.

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