Detention Deputy Dave General needs our help!

January 16, 2020 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

Dave General is a man of honor, integrity and respect. He is a husband, a father, a grandfather, an uncle, a military veteran and a friend. Through the course of Dave’s life he has given back to his country, his community and his family. With a genetic disorder such as pulmonary fibrosis, it is Dave’s turn to fight the battle.

Dave has spent a total of 26 years in the United States Military. Serving in the Minnesota National Guard, the Army National Guard and the United States Army. With 2 tours of duty behind him he was honorably discharged from the military in December of 2019.

In addition to Dave’s military service he has served fearlessly with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. As a Detention Deputy, Dave has served with honor and humor. He has made countless friends, some of which may call him family.

Click here to donate at Dave’s Go Fund Me Page!


MNPEA supports Waseca Officer Arik Matson

January 7, 2020 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

According to KSTP, Waseca Officer Arik Matson was shot in the head
at 8 PM January 6th.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension confirmed 32-year-old Arik Matson was involved in a shooting incident just after 8 p.m. on the 900 block of Third Avenue Southeast.  FULL STORY

He is currently at North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale.

MNPEA is hoping and praying for a complete recovery.

A GoFundMe account has been created for Officer Matson and his family for those who wish to help.


Happy New Year

December 31, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

MNPEA wishes all of you a Happy New Year!

We also want to remind you that MNPEA’s legal coverage is available on and off duty for you and your spouse, should you need it.


Merry Christmas from MNPEA

December 23, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

MNPEA wishes all of you a very Merry Christmas!


Why MNPEA has Lawyers

December 5, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

Whether a CO or an LEO, MNPEA has your back with on and off duty legal protection.

Why? Here’s a perfect example.

CBS News is reporting that over 25 “jail officers” in Baltimore have been charged with using excessive force. All were members of a tactical unit operating in four detention facilities.

Our jobs require us to use force. That can lead to legal repercussions.
We do not know the guilt or innocence of the accused, but we do know everyone is entitled to due process.

MNPEA members always have that legal protection.



Happy Thanksgiving from MNPEA

November 27, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.
We welcome and are thankful for all of the new groups this year.
We look forward to those of you waiting to join in 2020 and will
be watching your open windows.


Happy Veteran’s Day

November 11, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

MNPEA wishes you a Happy Veteran’s Day.

Thank you to all who have served!



November 6, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

MNPEA welcomes Wright County Sheriff’s Office
Corrections Officers and 911/Dispatchers.

We look forward to working with you.



November 6, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

MNPEA welcomes aboard Scott County Sheriff’s Office 911.
We look forward to working with you.


Welcome Austin PD Supervisors

October 23, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

MNPEA welcomes the Austin Police Department Supervisors. We look forward to representing you.

Thank you for choosing MNPEA.


MNPEA Dues locked through 2021

September 19, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

Just a reminder, MNPEA dues are locked at $39 a month through 2021.
How does MNPEA keep the dues low?

Easy, all of our dues go to members and legal for members.
All dues stay in State and not one penny goes to political parties.

All members have on and off duty legal protection and lawyers handle grievances and Arbitrations.

MNPEA, proud to serve you.



September 11, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

Today is 9/11/19.

Only 18 short years ago the United States of America was attacked by Islamic Terrorists flying planes full of our loved ones into the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon. Flight 93 fell short of it’s goal due to the bravery of it’s passengers.

Brave first responders poured into the burning and collapsing World Trade Centers. In all 2,977 people were killed, including 343 Firefighters and 71 Law Enforcement Officers.

MNPEA thanks our First responders, Law Enforcement Officers, who keep us safe, and the Corrections Officers who keep the terrorists incarcerated.


Happy Labor Day

August 30, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

MNPEA wishes everyone a Happy Labor Day.

Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.


Hope everyone is having a great summer!

August 23, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

With the State Fair already here MNPEA hopes all of you are having a great summer.

We’d also like to remind all of you that MNPEA’s dues are still unchanged! Since our inception in 2011, no dues increase and none coming in the foreseeable future.


Happy 4th of July

July 2, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

MNPEA wishes all of our members and their families a happy 4th of July!


Have a happy safe Memorial Day Weekend

May 24, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA


Justice for Dispatcher Jenna Bixby

May 15, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

In 2018 Minneapolis 911 Dispatcher and MNPEA member Jenna Bixby was killed by a drunk driver. The drunk driver has been sentenced. We are thankful for the sentence and saddened by the loss of Jenna’s life.

The Star Tribune is reporting :

A minister and former college professor has been sentenced to prison for driving drunk while on the wrong side of a Brooklyn Park highway and killing a motorist in a head-on crash as she traveled to work as a Minneapolis 911 dispatcher.

Richard J.M. Shaka, 73, of Blaine, was sentenced Tuesday in Hennepin County District Court to a four-year term for causing the collision with Jenna L. Bixby, 30, on Hwy. 252 the night of Feb. 17, 2018.

With credit for time spent in jail upon arrest, Shaka will serve the first 2⅔ years in prison and the balance on supervised release.


National Police Week

May 13, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

May 12-18 is National Police Week.
Thank you for all who serve. Thank you for all who have made the ultimate sacrifice.


It’s National Correctional Officers Week

May 5, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5187, creating “National Correctional Officers’ Week.” Each year, the first full week in May is recognized as National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, commemorating the contributions of correctional officers and personnel who work in jails, prisons, and community corrections across the country.

MNPEA thanks you for all of your hard work, dedication and service.


National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 16, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

Thank you to all of our hardworking Telecommunicators. MNPEA salutes your lifesaving work.


Welcome Sherburne Co Lic Transport & Court Sec. Deputies

March 18, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

MNPEA welcomes the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Department Licensed Transport and Court Security Deputies! Welcome aboard.


Suspect Arrested in Officer Shooting

February 18, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

MNPEA is glad to report officer Jeremy Davidson of Hopkinsville KY is in good condition after being shot.

We are also happy to report his shooter has been apprehended.

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A suspect in the shooting of a Hopkinsville police officer has been arrested in Tennessee.

Officials said officer Jeremy Davidson was in “good condition” after being shot twice: “once in the head region and once in the arm.”

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee
2 hours ago
A suspect involved in the Hopkinsville robbery and officer shooting has been apprehended by multiple agencies in the 2900 block of Hwy 48/13. Expect traffic delays in the area. Seek alternate route.



Happy New Year

December 31, 2018 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe
New year
Happy 2019


Merry Christmas

December 22, 2018 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

MNPEA wishes all of you a very Merry Christmas


MNPEA Welcomes Steele Co CO’s

December 15, 2018 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

MNPEA would like to welcome the Steele County Correction Officers to the MNPEA family!