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Minnesota State Patrol

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Specialty Units

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The State Patrol also has specialty units that respond to a variety of incidents. That includes Honor Guard events and civil disturbances​, disasters or emergencies that require our Mobile Response Team (MRT) or Special Response Team (SRT).​​

Honor Guard​Honor guard members standing in formation

Our Honor Guard provides ceremonial services at law enforcement and state government events as well as line-of-duty funerals for fallen officers and troopers both in-state​ and around the country.  Additionally, they provide ceremonial services at trooper retiree funerals.

Honor Guard detail information:

  • 2021: 38 details
  • 2022: 27 details
  • 2023: 46 details 

The legs of Mobile Response Team members as they stand in a two-column formationMobile Response Team

Our MRT is made up of troopers specially training to respond to civil disturbances, disasters or emergencies.

MRT detail information:

  • 2021: 97 deployments
  • 2022: 27 deployments
  • 2023: 24 deployments

Special Response Team members getting onto a hovering helicopterSpecial Response Team​

Our SRT ​provides tactical operations support for the Minnesota State Patrol and allied agencies. SRT provides SWAT related services on high risk calls.

SRT detail information:

  • 2021: 66 deployments
  • 2022: 21 deployments
  • 2023: 23 deployments​​​