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Diversity in Law Enforcement Info Session

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Meet troopers from diverse backgrounds and hear their unique stories Dec. 14 at our Diversity in Law Enforcement informational session. Wear workout clothing to practice our physical training test, and enjoy light refreshments.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Century College in White Bear Lake.

Ask about our Law Enforcement Training Opportunity (LETO), and how you can become a trooper with no law enforcement experience.

Space is limited. RSVP to by Dec. 13 or reserve your spot here.

Kathy Swanson Outstanding Service Award

Lt. Don MaroseState Patrol Lt. Don Marose has worked for 31 years trying to make Minnesota roads safer. He was honored recently by Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) for his hard work.

Lt. Marose was one of two people to receive the Kathy Swanson Outstanding Service Award from TZD. The award is TZD’s top honor. Its recipients are recognized for their exceptional leadership in efforts to improve traffic safety in Minnesota.

 Lt. Marose has dedicated his career to educating the public, law enforcement and partners about the dangers of impaired driving. He is currently our Drug Recognition Enforcement coordinator. Throughout his career, Lt. Marose has developed programs to improve drugged driving recognition, prevention and enforcement.

The Minnesota Aviation Rescue Team

helicopter.jpgThe Minnesota Aviation Rescue Team — a partnership between the State Patrol and Saint Paul Fire Department — recently practiced its wilderness rescue techniques at the Arden Hills Army Training Site.

The focus of the training was victim extraction. The pilots and rescuers also trained on rescuer placement in areas of heavy foliage. Training concluded with a few simulated missions to mimic real-world conditions.



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Video Description: Lt. Gordon Shank of the Minnesota State Patrol shares an important reminder about Minnesota’s hands-free cell phone law and the importance of driving distraction free.