Police Memorial Day- May 15

May 15th is Police Memorial Day. Police officers from across Minnesota are standing in silent vigil for 24 hours at the Minnesota Capitol on Wednesday as part of the state’s ceremonies for Peace Officer Memorial Day. In all, 306 officers have died in the line of duty in Minnesota. This […]

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National Police Week

May 12-18 is National Police Week. MNPEA takes the time to thank all of our Police and Sheriff’s Deputies who everyday put on the uniform, don the badge, strap on the gun and go out to protect us. These days it’s often a dangerous and thankless job. But as the […]

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Final Post National Correctional Officer Week

This is our last post for National Correctional Officer Week. MNPEA thanks and congratulates all of our Correctional Officers for their service, especially those that gave their lives in the line of duty. We also thank and have not forgot those that have gone out on a duty disability. While […]

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How dangerous is Correctional Officer work?

For day 3 of National Correctional Officer week we’d like to remind everyone of just how dangerous Correctional Officer work is. This story is from just a few months ago. It documents a brutal attack on a Hennepin County Detention Deputy and discusses several other assaults on CO’s. MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities […]

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CO’s, will you make it to 60?

This is day 2 of National Correctional Officers Week. There is much talk about the 55 retirement age for CO’s. This article shares the reasons for the shorter life expectancy of CO’s and the need for an early retirement. Will You Make to 60? Many CO’s Don’t

Happy National Correctional Officer Week

In 1984 President Ronald Reagan declared the first full week in May as National Corrections Officer week. Here’s the proclamation: By the President of the United States of AmericaA Proclamation Correctional officers have the difficult and often dangerous assignment of ensuring the custody, safety and well-being of the over 600,000 […]

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Telecommunicators Week

April 14-20 is National Telecommunicators week. MNPEA thanks all of our 911 Dispatchers and Telecommunicators for their part in public safety. Almost every emergency response begins with a call to 911. Thank you.

Two Hennepin County Deputies shot

Two Hennepin County Sheriff’s deputies were shot today attempting to make a felony warrant arrest. The suspect is dead and the Deputies are expected to recover. Full Story Fox 9 MNPEA wishes the Deputies a full and speedy recovery.

Corrections 2.2% Multiplier makes Omnibus Bill

MNPEA is happy to report that the Bill to increase the multiplier for high 5 for CO’s in the PERA Correctional Plan has made it into the Omnibus Bill. This is something MNPEA has supported! HF 4081 (Stephenson); SF 4092 (Gustafson): PERA Correctional; Benefit multiplier increase from 1.9% to 2.2% […]

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Officer Diller laid to rest

NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller was laid to rest yesterday (full story NY Post). Just 31 and gunned down by another career criminal. Our hearts go out to him and his family.

MNPEA asks why no hearing on CO seat on PERA Board

There’s been a Bill sitting with the Pension Commission that will add a Correctional Officer seat to the PERA Board, HF4342. It has a Senate companion, SF4464. That used to be enough to give the Bill a hearing with the Pension Commission. On April 2nd the Pension Board is even […]

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Support Bill for CO seat on PERA

There’s a Bill to get a Corrections Officer seat on the PERA Board. MNPEA supports this. It is HF4342 and SF4464. For this to happen it needs a hearing by the Pension Commission. Please contact Committee Chair, Rep. Her at Phone 651-296-8799 E-mail: And the Vice chair on the […]

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2 officers, 1 firefighter killed in Burnsville MN

Fox 9- BURNSVILLE, Minn. (FOX 9) – Several Burnsville police officers were shot — at least two officers and one firefighter/paramedic were killed — while responding to a domestic call on Sunday morning. A suspect shot at police at a home on the 12600 block 33rd Avenue South before 6 […]

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Hennepin County Detention Deputy Go Fund Me

Brooklyn Park man brutally beaten was an off duty Hennepin County Detention Deputy.From KSTP TV: “A Brooklyn Park man is now out of the hospital after he was nearly killed in a brutal attack earlier this month. Devon Gray, 23, suffered severe injuries after he was beaten with a metal bat […]

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Hennepin County Detention Deputy Assaulted

MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities are investigating after a deputy was assaulted by an inmate at Hennepin County Jail. The county attorney’s office said the incident happened at about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday. Few details were immediately available but the deputy was taken to Hennepin Healthcare’s emergency room, and was treated for his […]

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