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A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Governor's Budget Recommendations for DPS

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.

Responding To, Preparing For and Preventing Disasters and Emergencies

The proposed budget calls for funding for three Homeland Security and Emergency Management division programs aimed at keeping Minnesotans safe and communities resilient before, during and after emergencies and disasters. Gov. Walz detailed the funding requests in his Community Prosperity plan.

Learn more: Responding to, Preparing for and Preventing Disasters and Emergencies Fact Sheet

Preventing and Investigating Crimes

The Walz-Flanagan budget invests in efforts to reduce violent crime, attack the opioid epidemic and support local law enforcement agencies. Included in the budget is funding for the Minnesota Human Trafficking Investigators Task Force, which was formed by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Learn more: Preventing and Investigating Crimes Fact Sheet

Gun Violence Prevention

Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan are recommending funding for gun violence prevention measures that include Universal Background Checks and Extreme Risk Protection Orders.

Learn more: Gun Violence Prevention Fact Sheet

Improving Driver and Vehicle Services

The "Budget for One Minnesota" invests in staffing to improve customer service and ensures that technology works for stakeholders and customers who expect a dependable system. The vital funding will help provide the best possible service to 11 million customers each year.

Learn more: Improving Driver and Vehicle Services Fact Sheet

Budget for One Minnesota