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Review the State Patrol's Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Draft Policy

​The Minnesota State Patrol has recently drafted a policy on body-worn cameras (BWC) that will be used by Minnesota State Troopers. See the draft​ policy here. We are required by law to share this policy with the public. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact the State Patrol at

Comments may be mailed to: 
Lt. Gordon Shank 
445 Minnesota Street  
Suite 130
St. Paul, MN 55​101​

This opportunity for public comment period is mandated by Minnesota Statutes section 626.8473, subdivision 3.  All comments will be reviewed and considered by State Patrol Command Staff in the development of its statutorily-mandated body worn camera policy. You are not legally required to provide comments and there is no consequence to you for refusing to do so.  All comments submitted will be classified as “public data" as defined by the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minn. Statutes chapter 13 and may require redaction.

Extra Speed Patrols

  • Preliminary reports show 234 people have died on Minnesota roads so far in 2021 compared with 181 this time last year. Of the 234 deaths, 88 are speed-related. That's 37.5 percent of all traffic fatalities.
  • The 88 speed-related fatalities through July 22 compares with:
    • 58 in 2020
    • 28 in 2019
    • 56 in 2018
    • 48 in 2017
  • Through July 15, troopers have written 47,083 speed citations with 682 tickets for going 100 mph or more so far this year.
  • Extra speed patrols now on Minnesota roads through July 31.

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