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A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
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What's New?

Working Across State Lines to Keep Schools Safe

Clay County Unified School Response Program
The Minnesota School Safety Center (MnSSC) recently learned how educators and law enforcement are working together in Clay County, Minnesota and Cass County, North Dakota to keep schools safe. Representatives from the two counties highlighted their unified school response program, which allows them to streamline emergency planning and support each other with response procedures during a bad day.

The interstate collaboration is an example of how communities work together to keep students safe; before, during and after an emergency. Read the latest MnSSC newsletter.  

A New, Safer Minnehaha Academy

Minnehaha Academy Upper School
The huge windows let in lots of light. You can gaze out to green spaces with beautiful trees, contemplating a fact you’ve just learned or letting your brain work out a math problem. The new Minnehaha Academy Upper School manages to be both a peaceful, safe place to learn and thrive and a memorial of the natural gas explosion that destroyed the old building and killed two people on Aug. 2, 2017.

The Minnesota School Safety Center (MnSSC) has been with the academy every step of the way. Find out how they’re helping create a safe, welcoming environment in our latest DPS blog.

Minnesota School Safety Center Newsletter

The Minnesota School Safety Center (MnSSC) cares about the safety of our schools. The MnSSC provides training and resources to schools to help them prepare, respond, mitigate and recover from all hazard emergencies.

Contact the MnSSC team for more information: 

New this fall, the MnSSC will issue quarterly newsletters to keep schools and their partners informed of training opportunities and resources.

Click here to read the latest newsletter.

If you have ideas or topics of interest for the Minnesota School Safety Center Newsletter, please contact Connie Forster.