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Law Enforcement Liaison RFP available

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS), Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), seeks to contract for the professional and technical services of experienced sworn law enforcement peace officers, including retirees, to encourage and assist state, county, tribal, and municipal law enforcement agencies increase their attention on traffic safety and OTS programs. The contractors, known as Law Enforcement Liaisons (LEL’s), will function to serve as a link between agencies in one of four specific regions in Minnesota.

The regions include;

  • Twin Cities Metro
  • Northwest
  • Northeast
  • Southern

To obtain the Request for Proposal (RFP) for a specific region, e-mail Gordy Pehrson, gordy.pehrson@state.mn.us. Please specify the region you’re interested in. The RFP will be provided to you via e-mail.

 

Pedestrian Safety and Enforcement-Specific Media Materials

Pedestrian deaths and have remained constant over the years. Minnesota law enforcement agencies are encouraged to conduct publicized pedestrian law enforcement activity to educate communities — and the back-to-school period is a good opportunity to conduct a campaign. Available to promote an enforcement effort, or general pedestrian safety are: pedestrian safety news release (with option for back-to-school message); general pedestrian safety radio PSA scripts; enforcement-specific news release and enforcement-specific radio PSA script.

Strengthened DWI Sanctions and Ignition Interlock Law Information 

Repeat DWI offenders, and first-time offenders arrested at 0.16 and above alcohol-concentration level, must use ignition interlock or face at least one year without a license. Offenders with three or more offenses are required to use ignition interlock for three to six years, or they will never regain driving privileges. Find interlock resources for law enforcement , including a  roll-call video at MinnesotaIgnitionInterlock.org
 

Reducing Teen Crashes, Injuries and Deaths

Traffic crashes are the second leading killer of teens in Minnesota, and the greatest risk is during their first year of licensure. Enforcing Minnesota’s Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) laws can help save teen lives and prevent crashes that devastate families statewide. The 12-minute webinar — “Reducing Teen Crashes, Injuries and Deaths” — covers teen driving risks, GDL laws for teen drivers, the important role law enforcement plays in reducing teen crashes and helpful resources.