Teaming up for Stronger, Safer Communities: Target’s 2015 Public Safety Partnerships

March 15, 2016 - Article reads in
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Every day, one of Target’s top priorities is making sure our guests’ shopping experience is safe and secure. But we can’t do it alone. That’s why our partnerships with public safety organizations are so important—they’re cultivated at the local, national and international levels, and involve teamwork among our headquarters and field team leaders, plus many other partners. The result? We’re helping to build stronger, safer and more vibrant communities that benefit all of us.

Check out some of our 2015 partnership highlights:

Public Safety Partnerships
2015 Year in Review

The 15 largest cities had emergency managers participate in the Emerging Leaders Program

38M Community members attended National Night Out (NNO) events

800+ Hours of community service completed by youth through the NYC Youth Diversion Pilot

Sheriff’s Distinguished Service Award presented to Target to recognize our extraordinary contribution to public safety and partnership with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office

450+ Emergency preparedness kits donated to communities across the country

90% participation rate in shelter in place drills by team members (Target employees)  

Honored to serve as the private sector reviewer of FEMA’s Community Preparedness Award

1000+ At-risk youth attended a year-long series of forums hosted by Target and Chicago PD to promote positive relationships and deter crime 

3rd year sponsoring the International Association of Chiefs of Police/Target Police Officer of the Year Award, recognizing an officer for their service and going above-and-beyond to protect the community

3 Cities in Karnataka, India, where we launched a first responder mobile app for public safety teams

250+ Heroes & Helpers (H&H) in-store holiday events

15,000+ Children participated in H&H events that pair public safety partners with youth-in-need

$1M+ Grant dollars donated to public safety organizations around the world

Joined the R-CISC board to enhance our cyber security capabilities and to keep our guests’ information safe


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