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Public Information Troopers

Public information troopers carry the message of the Minnesota State Patrol to educate the public and work with the media to communicate important traffic safety messages. Through these educational efforts, troopers hope to change driving behavior by showing the tragic results of poor decision making and the consequences of taking risks or breaking the law. 
 
The four public information troopers are stationed across the state.  One of their important roles is to partner with local civic groups and educational leaders to encourage safe driving behaviors.  They present at schools and other public events to showcase videos and discuss traffic safety with young drivers.
 
Currently, the four public information troopers handle various regions of the state:
 
Lt. Tiffani Nielson

 

 

Lt. Tiffani Nielson
East & West Metro districts and PIO supervisor
@MSPPIO
651-201-7146

Sgt. Jesse Grabow

 

 

 

 

Sgt. Jesse Grabow
NW Region including St. Cloud, Detroit Lakes and Thief River Falls districts
@MSPPIO_NW
218-846-8247

Sgt. Neil Dickenson

 

Sgt. Neil Dickenson
NE Region including Duluth, Brainerd and Virginia districts
@MSPPIO_NE
218-302-6105

Sgt. Troy Christianson

 

Sgt. Troy Christianson
South Region including Rochester, Mankato and Marshal districts
@MSPPIO_South
507-923-2050