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Emergency Communication Networks

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

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911 is calling. Will you answer?

A female 911 dispatcher sitting at her desk looking at computer monitors.Minnesota's 911 dispatchers answered more than 2.85 million calls in 2022. They are there to answer your call on your worst day, but now they need your help. If you have an interest in public safety, consider a career as a dispatcher.

We're looking for Minnesotans of every background who have​ an interest in serving their community at one of 103 911 dispatch centers across the state. If you're searching for a calling, this could be the career for you.

Read our DPS blog to learn how to become a FIRST, first responder!​

Next Generation 911 Transition Planning

​If you need to know the who, what, why, and when of Minnesota's transition to Next Generation 911, you're in luck. We are hosting five free in-person sessions across the state. Attendees will also hear from National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Interoperability Program Manager Brooks Shannon on NENA's PSAP Credentialing Agency. The sessions take place May 15 through May 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Learn more and RSVP here. Please RSVP no later than May 10.

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Video Description: Call if you can, text if you can't. Learn about Text-to-911.