New SAFE officer for seven Southwest neighborhoods

Crime-Prevention Specialist Jennifer Waisanen is a new addition to the 5th Precinct’s SAFE team, replacing CPS Shun Tillman, who recently transferred to another precinct. Waisanen will cover Sector 1, which includes the Kenwood, Cedar-Isles-Dean, East Isles, Lowry Hill, Lowry Hill East, Stevens Square-Loring Heights and Whittier neighborhoods.

Minneapolis Police Officer Karl Olson will remain part of the Sector 1 SAFE team.

Waisanen said she worked for SAFE for five years in Southeast Minneapolis’ 3rd Precinct until last summer’s budget cuts. She then worked at Minneapolis Emergency Communications Center as a 911 operator. She said she’s very happy to be out in the community again.

For neighborhood crime and safety-related information, Waisanen can be reached at 673-2815 or [email protected],us.