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Budget Recommendations Include Investments in Safety and Service

Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan's Budget for One Minnesota provides important investments for disaster assistance, improving DVS customer service, supporting deputy registrars, support for human trafficking investigations, and more.

Learn how the budget supports DPS divisions and programs.

Commissioner Harrington Discusses Priorities, Vision for DPS

Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington

"We want people to feel like this is their Department of Public Safety and we are going to serve them all," Commissioner John Harrington told MPR’s Angela Davis during an interview in February.

Harrington sat down with Davis to talk about his top priorities and vision for DPS. Their discussion touched on school safety, diversity and inclusion, first responder mental health, police use of force, crime prevention and much more.

"I want to make sure Minnesotans are safe," Harrington told Davis. "I'm completely excited about tackling all the responsibilities DPS has."

Get to know our new commissioner by listening to the full conversation.