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Minnesota S tate P atrol

18,608,720 Miles Traveled by Troopers 649,034 Enforcement Contacts 20,380 Crashes Investigated 5,449 DWI Arrests 16,196 Assists to Local Law Enforcement 57,088 Assists to the Public 49,615 Driving Complaints Received 42,168 Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections 21,016 School Bus Safety Inspections Background Information
For over 80 years, the Minnesota State Patrol has served the citizens of Minnesota by working to reduce the fatalities and life changing events that occur on our roadways. The State Patrol was established in 1929 to enforce the provisions of the laws relating to the use and operation of motor and other vehicles upon trunk highways. Originally organized under the direction of the commissioner of highways, the original size of the agency was limited to 35 troopers. Today, the State Patrol includes a statewide force of 537 sworn troopers, 66 commercial vehicles inspectors, and more than a dozen specialized enforcement units and trafc safety programs, many of which serve as a resource to other agencies. Additionally, the State Patrol provides security for the legislature, the governor, the governors family, and residence.

Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Mission: To protect and serve all people in the state through assistance, education, and enforcement; provide support to allied agencies; and provide for the safe, efcient movement of trafc on Minnesotas roadways. Vision: The State Patrol is a progressive law enforcement agency providing superior service to Minnesotas residents, visitors, and allied agencies. We strive for excellence in all that we do through the development of forward thinking leadership, technology, innovation, and a quality workforce. Core Values: Respect, integrity, courage, and honor.

The State Patrol has a staff of approximately 788 employees and is funded primarily through an appropriation from the Trunk Highway Fund. Capitol complex security and executive protection activities are supported through a General Fund appropriation. Some specic activities receive supplemental funding from federal and special revenue sources. The State Patrol is appropriated (FY13) $79,882,000 from the Trunk Highway and Highway User funds; $3,145,000 from the General Fund; and, $92,000 from the Highway User Tax Distribution Fund.

Strategic Plan
The State Patrol continues to be guided by a comprehensive strategic plan that was implemented in 2006 and freshened in 2010. The plan includes four overarching goals shown below, as well as strategies to achieve these goals, and outcome indicators to gauge performance. Reduce the deaths, injuries, property damage, and life changing events on Minnesotas roadways. Maximize service to the public and provide assistance to allied agencies. Effectively acquire and strategically deploy resources while enhancing organizational efciency. Recruit, develop, and retain a quality, and diverse workforce. 1


To protect and serve all people in the state through assistance, education, and enforcement; provide support to allied agencies; and provide for the safe, efcient movement of trafc on Minnesotas roadways.

Operational Districts
The State Patrol is organized geographically into eleven operational districts. Each district consists of a headquarters ofce and several patrol stations to which individual troopers are assigned. Each station covers at least one county and has responsibility for trafc safety on all state and federal highways lying within the stations established area. Troopers assigned to a station rotate among work shifts, days of the week, and on-call status to provide emergency response, assistance, and enforcement 24 hours a day, seven days per week and 365 days per year. Operational district headquarters are located in Rochester, Mankato, Marshall, St. Cloud, Duluth, Brainerd, Detroit Lakes, Virginia and Thief River Falls. Two district headquarters are also located in the Metropolitan area; one in the Golden Valley servicing West Metro and one in Oakdale servicing the East Metro. The central headquarters is located in downtown St. Paul.

Special Enforcement Projects The State Patrol co-leads and participates in the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) program. TZD is a statewide, regionally based trafc safety effort that teams troopers with numerous other law enforcement agencies around the state for a coordinated response to trafc safety problems and concerns. Working with the Department of Public Safetys Ofce of Trafc Safety, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Health, the State Patrol engages in media and enforcement work groups that target minimizing deaths and injuries on roadways. These include efforts to enforce laws related to impaired driving, distracted driving, unrestrained occupants, motorcycle safety, pedestrian, and speed limits. The TZD program uses data analysis to guide its areas of focus. Crash and injury rates, violation frequency counts and observed safety concerns are examples of data analyzed for this purpose. 2

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement The State Patrol commercial vehicle section works to provide for the safe travel and transport of cargo in Minnesota. Additionally, the section is responsible for enforcement of commercial vehicle related state and federal laws. Enforcement and education efforts focus on minimizing trafc congestion and commercial vehicle related crashes. Section personnel include troopers and commercial vehicle inspectors whose duties include conducting roadside inspections and ensuring compliance with size, weight, fuel, equipment, and driver qualications. The section also coordinates the Ofce of Pupil Transportation, which includes training of school bus operators and ensuring the school buses comply with all state and federal laws.


2011 CRASH FACTS 368

People Died on Minnesotas Roadways

People Were Injured

People Involved in Crashes

Estimated Economic Cost to Minnesota

As the lead trafc safety agency in the state of Minnesota, the State Patrol offers specialization in investigations related to the movement of trafc in our state. Crash Reconstruction The State Patrol investigates the cause of nearly every crash that occurs on a federal or state highway. Crashes that involve a fatality or serious injuries may necessitate a crash reconstruction. Crash reconstruction specialists are troopers trained in analyzing and determining the causative factors of a motor vehicle crash. An average reconstruction requires about 40 hours of work, including time at the scene inspecting the vehicles and physical evidence, forensic mapping, and reviewing statements and reports. The State Patrols 42 reconstruction specialists are nationally recognized and provide services to all Minnesota law enforcement agencies as well as the State Patrol. State Patrol reconstruction specialists responded to and worked in

concert with federal agencies to investigate the I-35W bridge collapse which was recorded as a trafc crash. Canine/Criminal Interdiction The State Patrol has 13 canine teams stationed around the state. Each team consists of a trooper handler and specialty dog. The canine teams are specically trained for only narcotic or explosive detection. These teams are generally assigned to routine patrol duties and conduct investigative searches for the State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies upon request. Drug Recognition Experts Minnesotas Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) certication program began in 1991. There are 107 participating agencies and 206 ofcers registered as DREs statewide. A certied DRE utilizes a scientically proven, court-approved 12-step procedure, whether individuals are drug impaired and, if so, which drug category is involved. DREs can also assist with successful prosecutions for driving under 3

the inuence of drugs or alcohol. The State Patrol coordinates a two-week drug recognition program to teach law enforcement personnel how to detect specic drug impairment. The DRE School is funded by the National Highway Trafc Safety Administration. The course is offered to Minnesota law enforcement agencies at no charge. Additionally, the State Patrol coordinates the training of all ofcers in the state of Minnesota to become procient in the skills necessary to detect impaired drivers. Other Investigatory Services The State Patrol currently has eight troopers assigned to the Motor Vehicle Crime Unit which focuses on the enforcement of vehicle title related infractions and the recovery of tax revenue not being paid to the state of Minnesota as a result of illegal registration activity. Additionally, the State Patrol has non-sworn staff to coordinate DWI related vehicle forfeiture activities.


The Minnesota State Patrol provides a variety of services to the citizens of the state, visitors, and allied agencies.

Test Drive an Exciting Career Services

The State Patrol provides a variety of public safety related services to the citizens of the state, visitors, and allied agencies. Aviation Section The State Patrol maintains a eet of seven aircraft including three helicopters, which are operated statewide by nine trooper pilots. The Aviation Section provides airborne services, such as trafc enforcement, crash and crime scene photography, surveillance, special operations support, disaster reconnaissance, search and rescue, and emergency transportation of time critical items. Capitol Security Troopers and capitol security guards provide security, crime prevention, and emergency response for the Capitol complex. Capitol security personnel help provide a safe environment for legislators, ofcials, and others who participate in the legislative process. The complex, which encompasses 17 buildings and three dozen parking lots, is a workplace to about 14,000 employees and receives approximately 300,000 visitors each year. Dispatchers in the Capitol building monitor 489 cameras and 65,000 alarm points throughout the complex. Security personnel also ensure the integrity of all

Capitol Just say no to cubicles complex photo identication and key cards. and say hello to an Executive Protection The Executive Protection Unit exciting career. consists of specially-trained troopers whose full-time assignment is to provide security and protection for the governor, the governors family, and the governors residence. Public Information The State Patrol has four public information ofcers deployed throughout the state. Public information ofcers are tasked with the dissemination of critical information to local media outlets to provide consistent and timely messages related to trafc safety. These troopers respond to and assist with large scale events such as the Austin motor coach crash, oods, and other disasters impacting the movement of trafc in our state. Special Response Team The State Patrol Special Response Team (SRT) exists to provide the Capitol complex with a team of highly trained troopers available for immediate response to protests or other disturbances taking place on Capitol grounds. Additionally, the State Patrol SRT provides assistance to local law enforcement requests when local resources have been depleted as a

The State Patrol High School Summer Camp serves as an introduction for high school students interested in a career in law enforcement to learn what it takes to become a Minnesota State Trooper through realistic and exciting activities.

As a cadet, you will experience that the State Patrol offers a lot of adventures all under one cool hat. Training Academy

result of standoffs, hostage situations, or other public safety emergencies. Radio Communications With the goal of leveraging current technology and providing increased service without increased cost, the State Patrol has been consolidating dispatch centers. Ten previous centers will ultimately be consolidated into two centers, one in Roseville and one is Rochester. Consolidation has proven to increase efciency while improving public safety and business practices. The State Patrol also provides ! dispatch services for the Department of Transportation and the Department! of Natural Resources.

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What Is the Minnesota State Patrol?

Theres a good chance youve seen the maroon and gold squad cars lighting up Minnesota roads in hot pursuit hopefully not in your rear-view mirror. The State Patrol has been in the business of enforcing traffic laws since 1929. Today, more than 500 troopers ensure a safe travel environment for every motorist.

The State Patrol training academy is ! responsible for the recruitment and hiring of new cadets as well as training incumbent troopers. New cadets learn the roles and expectations of the ! organization and become procient in the skills necessary to succeed as troopers. ! Classes include emergency vehicle operation, police intervention, diversity, ! and anti-racial proling. The State Patrol is currently transitioning the training academy to Camp Ripley in an effort to enhance our training curriculum and to increase organizational efciency.

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Primary Sources of Funding and Amounts - 2013

MN Trunk Highway & Highway User Fund


Federal Funding


MN Vehicle Title Transfer Fee


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State Patrol Percent Budget Allocation - 2013

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Contact Information
State Patrol Headquarters Colonel Kevin Daly 445 Minnesota Street Suite 130 St. Paul, MN 55101 651-201-7142 Rochester District 2900 48th Street Northwest Rochester, MN 55901 507-285-7406 Mankato District 2171 Bassett Drive Mankato, MN 56001 507-344-2850 Marshall District 1800 E. College Drive Marshall, MN 56258 507-537-3664 East Metropolitan District 3489 Hadley Avenue North Oakdale, MN 55128 651-779-5900 West Metropolitan District 2005 North Lilac Drive Golden Valley, MN 55422 763-591-4680 St. Cloud District 3725 12th Street North St. Cloud, MN 56303 320-255-2916 Duluth District 1131 Mesaba Avenue Duluth, MN 55811 218-723-4888 Brainerd District 7694 Industrial Park Road Suite 2 Brainerd, MN 56401 218-828-2230 Detroit Lakes 1000 Highway 10 West Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 218-847-1584 Virginia 101 N. Hoover Road Suite 100 Virginia, MN 55792 218-749-7720 Thief River Falls 242 125th Avenue Northeast Thief River Falls, MN 56701 218-681-0943

The State Patrol is a progressive law enforcement agency providing superior service to Minnesotas residents, visitors, and allied agencies. We strive for excellence in all that we do through the development of forward thinking leadership, technology, innovation, and a quality workforce. 6