Operation Safety Net in the News

During Trial, Free Speech, Public Safety Will Both Be Protected​

Protecting public safety and free speech are both important to us during former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's trial. In this letter to the editor in the Star Tribune​, Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson explains OSN's role in doing both.​

Minnesota National Guard is Here to Protect People, Their Rights and Their Property​

The Minnesota National Guard is a valued Operation Safety Net partner. Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke, adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard, explains in this opinion piece in the Star Tribune the role of his soldiers as the Derek Chauvin trial continues.

Minnesota National Guard 'Ready' to Keep Peace for Derek Chauvin Trial​

The big-picture goals for any unrest during or after the Derek Chauvin trial would be to protect the rights of peaceful protesters and to free up local and state law enforcement officers by doing things like site security or traffic control. Minnesota National Guard troops regularly train for those types of missions. More in this Star Tribune article​.

Minnesota National Guard ‘Capable And Ready’ For Whatever Comes During Derek Chauvin Trial

The Minnesota National Guard says its soldiers and airmen are ready to answer the call for whatever arises during the Derek Chauvin trial.​ More in this WCCO-TV report.​

Law Enforcement Joins Brooklyn Park Youth Group to Discuss Chauvin Trial

The Cities United Cohort Project, based in Brooklyn Park, hosted a meeting that gave us the opportunity to talk with youth and community members. The youth group invited law enforcement officials from across the state to share information about what to expect related to security measures in place during the Derek Chauvin trial. ​More in this CCX ​Media article.​