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Multi-Agency Command Center Activated

The state has activated a Multi-Agency Command Center (MACC). The MACC is coordinating law enforcement and public safety agencies supporting the state’s response to any unrest that develops following George Floyd’s death.

Visit the Multi-Agency Command Center website for information and updates.

Minnesota COVID-19 Response

Gov. Tim Walz’s Stay Safe Order encourages Minnesotans to stay close to home but allows gatherings of friends and family of 10 people or less, if proper social distancing measures—like staying 6 feet apart and wearing a mask—are taken. The order also further opens retail stores and other Main Street businesses if they have a preparedness plan and operate at 50 percent occupancy.

The Stay Safe Order is a cautious step forward, as we all continue to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and continue to protect and support those most at risk and workers, who are on the frontlines of this pandemic.

Learn more about the Stay Safe Order and Minnesota’s Response to COVID-19.



What's New?


​​DPS Limits Some Services in Response to COVID-19

Stay Safe MN

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) has adjusted or limited some services. For the latest service updates, visit our DPS Response to COVID-19 page.

DPS is continuing to operate with many staff members working remotely to ensure social distancing.

Thank you for your patience as we all work together to get through this situation.

What You Need to Know to Visit a Reopened DVS Location

Customers in line outside the St. Paul DVS office

Minnesotans have missed a lot of things during the stay at home order: going to restaurants; spending time with friends and family; seeing movies, shows, and sports. And whether or not you’ve missed going to Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) exam stations, it’s possible you might have some business there now that the Department of Public Safety has reopened 14 exam stations to serve customers statewide. But it’s not exactly business as usual, so you may have a few questions.

Our latest blog will answer some of your questions about going to a DVS office and show you where to get more information.


Helping the Helpers from Behind the Wheel

quad car radar screen showing a driver's speed at 110 mph

Director Mike Hanson of the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has watched traffic safety issues ebb and flow over his long career. But never, in all that time, has he seen the type of speed violations we’re seeing now. Hanson explains, “When you have half the traffic out there that we had before the stay at home order, there’s a lot more available lane space to use and, frankly, abuse.”

Learn about the kinds of traffic violations law enforcement is seeing on the roads, and what OTS is doing about it, in this blog.