The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) will provide armed or unarmed security upon the request of a judge or party to an OAH matter. All requests for security should be submitted at least ten business days prior to the hearing, conference or mediation.

Security arrangements for OAH matters scheduled in the metro area or in greater Minnesota can be made by contacting Cari Snaza at (651) 361-7906, by TTY at (651) 361-7878 or via email at

Security arrangements for matters scheduled at the OAH Duluth office can be made by contacting JoAnn Drolson at (218) 302-6361 or via email at

The requestor will need to provide the reason why security is required, the name of the individual requiring security and any other pertinent information. Depending on the location and nature of the request, security will be provided by Capitol Security, the Minnesota State Patrol or a local law enforcement agency.