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Public Safety Department
Also known as:
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
The department coordinates the functions and services of the state relating to the safety and convenience of its citizens.
A major function of the old highway department, the Safety Division, had its functions transferred to the Department of Public Safety when it was created. The functions included the Minnesota State Patrol, drivers' license administration and safety promotion.
Minnesota Department of Public Safety currently is an enforcement, licensing, and services agency that develops and operates programs in the areas of law enforcement, traffic safety, alcohol and gambling, fire safety, driver licensing, vehicle registration, emergency management and public safety information.
Commissioner; term, 4 years or pleasure of governor
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