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State Patrol Eligibility Expanded as Department Seeks to Hire New Troopers

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 8:26 AM
Author: Jacob Franklin - MDVA Tags: Employment, Legislation

Police OfficersDue to recent legislative action, military Veterans will now have increased eligibility to apply for Minnesota state police positions. Governor Dayton signed a new bill into law on May 16, which changed the Veteran requirements needed to apply to civilian police forces. The new law reduces the years of military law enforcement experience needed to qualify to take the police reciprocity exam. Now Veterans with four years of active duty experience in law enforcement or Veterans who hold a two-year college degree with a minimum of two years of military law enforcement experience may qualify to take the exam.

Desk of the Commissioner - June

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 9:23 AM
Tags: Commissioner

Commissioner ShellitoAs a Department we continue our mission of supporting Veterans and their families and this is done in part by building awareness in our communities of the sacrifice many of our state heroes have made.  This month commemorates the 70th anniversary of D-Day and I can’t help but reflect on the sacrifices our troops made during that war. Probably the most recent, mind imprinting, reflection on this most significant day was the opening portion of the movie “Saving Pvt. Ryan.” 

70th Anniversary of D-Day

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 8:51 AM
Author: Jacob Franklin - MDVA Tags: General, Events


June 6th marked the 70th anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy, commonly referred to as “D-Day.” On June 6th 1944, the Allied forces launched the largest seaborne invasion in history. Nearly 24,000 Allied troops stormed the coast of France shortly after midnight, risking their lives to begin the invasion of German-occupied Western Europe. The operation greatly contributed to an Allied victory in the war, and remains crucially important to our nations’ history.


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