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Use-of-force Data: More Information is Better

Hands typing on a keyboardWhen you think of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), you may think of it as a state version of the FBI. In fact, the two work together quite a bit, and they started a new project together this summer.

The BCA and all law enforcement agencies in Minnesota began contributing to the FBI’s National Use-of-Force Data Collection. The use of force by law enforcement has been in the news a lot over the past few years, but there was a lack of statistical data in the conversation – that’s why the FBI created the collection.

Learn more in our blog.

REAL ID: Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Minnesota REAL ID driver's license
You’ve probably noticed that REAL IDs are now available in Minnesota. And you may be aware that you can use your standard ID for federal purposes until Oct. 1, 2020 – so there’s no rush. But you may have other questions about REAL ID and the process of obtaining one.

Not to worry – a lot of your fellow Minnesotans have had the same questions, so we’ve put together an FAQ to clear things up.

Check it out in the DPS blog.

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Video Description: A New Hope police officer shares his story about being hit by a distracted driver. Five of our Office of Pipeline Safety inspectors will travel to Massachusetts to help 10,000 residents without heat and hot water. The latest on REAL ID. All that in this edition of “Public Safety: In Focus.”