Minneapolis Safe City Begins With You! Working together to improve our public safety in the heart of the downtown area. Vibrant & Safe Downtown is bringing the public and private sectors together to make the heart of downtown safe and welcoming for those who work, live or visit here. In December of 2004, the downtown business community approached city leadership to ask for efforts to increase downtown safety. As a result of this, Vibrant & Safe Downtown (fka Minneapolis SafeZone Collaborative) was formed by the Minneapolis Police Department. On August of 2006, Vibrant & Safe was officially approved by the state of Minnesota to run as 501C3 non-profit organization. In July 2009, VIbrant & Safe became subsidiary of the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District. We will continue to focus on public safety with both the public and private sectors, leverage our collaborative partnerships, technology, communication resources and strategic initiatives in efforts to improve public safety for downtown Minneapolis.