Mpls DID Ambassadors patrol the sidewalks of the 120+ block district keeping an eye out for pedestrians in need of directions, medical emergencies, individuals in need of outreach services, lost property and potential hazards. Dispatch ambassadors staff the DID Safety Communications Center where they monitor right of way cameras, perform dispatch services, and communicate on emergency situations, weather reports, events, traffic and more with downtown properties.
In June 2009 Vibrant & Safe Downtown [501(c)3] became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Mpls Downtown Improvement District. Vibrant & Safe Downtown partners with private and public safety organizations to develop initiatives and address key public safety concerns in downtown. Successful programs include RadioLINK, Strategic Justice Partnership, Coordinated Street Outreach, Joint Beats, YCB youth outreach, YouthLINK street outreach and personal safety workshops.