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You Can’t Predict the Future. But You Can Drive Smart and Buckle Up.

Drive SmartMost drivers think of themselves as being good at driving. But no driver can see the future, and that’s why everyone should wear a seat belt.

Currently, more than 300 law enforcement agencies throughout the state are conducting extra seat belt and child restraint enforcement. The Click It or Ticket enforcement and awareness campaign will continue through Sept. 30. Fortunately, we’re off to a good start: the 2019 Minnesota Observational Seat Belt Survey showed that 93.4 percent of front-seat occupants are wearing their seat belts. The campaign’s aim is to get that number up to 100 percent. Learn more in our latest blog.


Can You Find a Computer Chip by Smell? Sota Can.

Sota the BCA's new K-9 agent

Everyone knows dogs are good sniffers, and that their sense of smell is far better than any human’s. They’ve been used in law enforcement for over a century for search and rescue and other tracking, and more recently, sniffing for drugs and explosives. And now, some dogs are being trained to sniff for digital evidence.

Sota, a 2-year-old black British Labrador, is one such dog. She’s the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s new K-9 agent, and you can meet her in this blog.

Apply Now for Short-Term Coronavirus Relief Fund Grants

COVID-19 Youth Intervention and Crime Vicitim Services Funds

The Office of Justice Programs is offering this Request for Proposals to provide funding to address unforeseen financial needs and risks created by the COVID-19 public health emergency.

This RFP will support:

  • Youth/young adult services (such as youth employment, out-of-school time activities, youth focused violence prevention/intervention activities, mental health services, community healing activities).
  • Crime victim services (including addressing homelessness and risk of homelessness issues).
  • Community COVID responses.

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

Mask Up Minnesota. Stay Safe MN. mn.gov/covid19

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.