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About

What We Do

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is a large and complex agency dedicated to prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, enforcement and education.
 
Our 15 divisions serve Minnesotans with programs in:
  • Law enforcement
  • Fire code development, fire investigation and safety inspection
  • Forensic science
  • Crime and fraud prevention
  • Crime victims’ services
  • Homeland security and emergency management
  • Emergency communications network management
  • Traffic and motorcycle safety
  • Driver licensing and vehicle registration
  • Alcohol and gambling enforcement
  • Pipeline safety and rule enforcement
  • Public safety education

Learn more about DPS programs and services on the DPS YouTube page.

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Commissioner

Commissioner John Harrington leads the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. ​Learn more about him on the commissioner's website.
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Related Minnesota Statutes

 
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