OOC Logo

Office of Communications

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

What's New?

Driven to serve: Jeremy Geiger named State Patrol’s lieutenant colonel

Woman pins new badge on trooper

​A lot of things have kept Lt. Col. Jeremy Geiger going throughout his decades in the Minnesota State Patrol: the support of his family, the camaraderie ​between troopers and the chance to make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

​Geiger was made second-in-command of the patrol in May during a promotion ceremony in St. Paul.

Learn more about our new lieutenant colonel in our latest DPS blog.​

Sprinkler system helps save lives at Meadowlands assisted living facility

Firepro sprinkler system​It was just before 5 in the morning on May 1 when an air exchange unit malfunction caused a fire at an assisted living facility in Meadowlands, Minn. Thankfully, the building had a fire sprinkler system, which activated and alerted both staff members and residents to the problem and extinguished the flames.

Fire sprinkler systems can mean the difference between life and death, according to experts in our State Fire Marshal (SFM) division. 

Learn more about how fire sprinkler systems can make a difference in our latest DPS blog.