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A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

What's New?

Working Group to Focus on Police-Involved Deadly Force Encounters in Minnesota

​​Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington have convened a working group on police-involved deadly force encounters. Together they are serving as co-chairs of the group. The group will provide opportunities for people across the state to have a voice in developing recommendations, which may include policy, procedure, legislation, programming and training. The group will solicit feedback statewide in several ways, including witness testimony, online submissions and public comment.

Get more information and hearing dates on the Working Group's website.

Gov. Walz Recommends Investment for New State Emergency Operations Center

Gov. Walz points to a map of disaster declarations as Commissioner John Harrington and HSEM Director Joe Kelly look on

When disaster strikes, Minnesotans depend on the state and its resources to effectively and efficiently respond and recover. That’s why Gov. Tim Walz is recommending $29.545 million as part of his bonding package to acquire land, design, develop, construct, and equip a new State Emergency Operations Center and Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) office.

Over the past two years, HSEM and its public safety partners have responded to 18 state disaster declarations and 6 federal disaster declarations across Minnesota. Having an adequate facility to coordinate this response and recovery work is essential to ensuring the safety of all Minnesotans in an emergency.

Visit the governor's Build One MN page to learn more about the bonding packages and the proposal for the new State Emergency Operations Center.