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Community Outreach & Activities

Shreya Dixit Walk

Commissioner Harrington, Office of Traffic Safety director Mike Hanson and troopers from the Minnesota State Patrol took part in the annual Shreya Dixit walk on Aug. 10.

Shreya was a passenger in a vehicle and died when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed. The walk raises awareness for distracted driving.

Learn more at the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation website.

State troopers at the Shreya Dixit walk
Attendees at the Shreya Dixit walk
DPS representatives at the Shreya Dixit walk
State troopers under the MSP tent at the Shreya Dixit walk

 

 

Farmfest

Commissioner Harrington had a great time Aug. 8 at Farmfest in Redwood County.

He learned about the issues facing Minnesota farmers and rural Minnesotans and also had a chance to meet with Minnesota Farmers Union President Gary Wertish.

DPS representatives at Farm FestDPS Commissioner John Harrington and Minnesota Farmers Union President Gary Wertish
 

 

National Night Out

Thanks to everyone who stopped out to say hi in downtown St. Paul. And a special thanks to Gov. Tim Walz for joining us.

We love meeting the Minnesotans we serve.

Visitors at the DPS booth during National Night Out in St. Paul
Gov. Tim Walz talks with Col. Matt Langer at the State Patrol booth during National Night Out in St. Paul
Visitors at the DPS booth during National Night Out in St. Paul

Visit the DPS Facebook page to see more photos.

 

 

Fisherman's Picnic in Grand Marais

DPS was at the 90th Annual Fisherman’s Picnic that ran Aug. 1-4 in Grand Marais. Representatives from a variety of DPS divisions were available to answer questions and show Minnesotans what DPS does to make them safer.

DPS representatives at the annual Fisherman's Picnic in Grand Marais
Visitors talking with DPS representatives at the annual Fisherman's Picnic

 

 

American Indian Month in Minnesota

May was American Indian Month in Minnesota. Nicole Archbold, our community affairs director, attended an open house at the Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis. The open house was one of many community celebrations held to recognize the 50th Anniversary of American Indian Month.

Nicole Archbold at the Native American Community Clinic open house in Minneapolis

Pictured left to right are: Carol LaFleur, Metro Transit Outreach; Abdirahman Muse, Metropolitan Council member; Anthony Stately, CEO Native American Community Clinic; Robert Lilligren, Metropolitan Council member and executive director, Native American Community Development Institute; Nicole Archbold, DPS.

 

 

Cinco de Mayo

We had a great time with Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington in May spending time and meeting people in the community during the Cinco de Mayo parade.

Thanks to everyone who stopped to say hello.

State troopers walking in a Cinco de Mayo paradeDPS Commissioner John Harrington walking in a Cinco de Mayo paradeState troopers walking in a Cinco de Mayo parade
 

 

Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association (IMAA) Walk Around the World

We had a great time at the Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association (IMAA) Walk Around the World event at Rochester Community Technical College.

Troopers met hundreds of people and pinned a lot of youth with Junior Trooper badges. Thanks to IMAA for inviting us!​

A trooper talking to visitors at the Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association Walk Around the WorldA trooper with visitors at the Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association Walk Around the World
A trooper with visitors at the Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association Walk Around the World
 

 

Law Enforcement Torch Run

The numbers are in! Law enforcement participating in this year’s Torch Run raised $50,000 for Special Olympics Minnesota. The Torch Run program has raised $700 million worldwide since it started in 1981 and the BCA is a proud participant. More information is available on the Special Olympics Minnesota website

BCA Superintendent Drew Evans and others taking part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run
 

 

People of Color Career Fair

Thank you to everyone who stopped to see us at the People of Color Career Fair.

If you're interested in a job with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, visit our employment page for more information.

DPS representatives at a career fairDPS representatives at a career fairDPS representatives at a career fair