Reporting Fireworks on the 4th of July From the Minneapolis Police Department
Many of us like to celebrate United States Independence Day with fireworks. On a typical 4th of July evening, Minneapolis 911 receives hundreds of calls per hour about fireworks noise.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please, reserve use of 911 to urgent concerns involving life safety.
Minneapolis 911 will have increased staffing but fireworks complaints tie up significant resources and may result in longer 911 answer times for other callers.
We want to ensure that calls about injuries and fires, as well as other emergencies, are able to be answered quickly during the busy holiday weekend.
Because of the huge volume of calls, police officers cannot be dispatched to each fireworks noise incident on or near the 4th of July.
Police, fire or medical help will be dispatched in situations where a fire hazard or direct threat to personal safety exists.
Examples can include: A situation where a person has been injured by fireworks, airborne fireworks landing on a building or wooded area posing a fire risk, or when the size of the fireworks gathering and the unruly behavior of the people involved begins to pose a threat to others.
For all complaint situations NOT an emergency please go on-line or call 311. The link below will take you to a form to register your concern. http://www.minneapolismn.gov/police/fireworks-complaint.
You can contact 311 by phone, on line or with their mobile app. The city can follow up with crime prevention information and outreach.
This will not get you an immediate response to your complaint.
PLEASE, BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR
Fireworks can be extremely frustrating for neighbors, especially when homes are close to each other, people are trying to sleep, or when small children and pets are frightened. Fireworks can also be very dangerous. Please share this information with your neighbors and your block club. A little prevention will make your 4th of July safer and more fun.