ON MY MIND Visit Woodbury Public Safety Dept.
TodayI had an informative and interesting visit to the Woodbury Public Safety Dept.
Learning about Public Safety was the topicofthe second sessionof the10-week Woodbury Citizens' Academy, a program o... Posted on 2/11/10 at 5:14 PM
Emergency calls are up 10 percent, other calls up 5 percent Dispatchers have kept up, thanks to the technology upgrades in the new $2.1 million addition to the police building that they moved into a year ago, according to PSAP Director Becky Ault. But it’s a different story with thin-stretched responders. Some plan to hire more; others cope.
Forty-one officers, including those from Canada, will be honored at 2 p.m. today at a memorial service at the Grand Forks County Courthouse. Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley, a former U.S. attorney, will be the keynote speaker.
City also planning 311 system to get comments from public The City Council's safety committee discussed on Tuesday a site near the Choice Health & Fitness Center, the 311 system so the public will avoid dialing 911 for non-emergency calls and new paving near the fitness center.
Target and Best Buy asked for police presence and plan to slow the rush Both are opening at midnight, much earlier than other years. Police don't expect much trouble, though, and, in Target's case, a metering system used at other Black Fridays have proven effective.
Mark Frazier, National Weather Service meteorologist-in-charge, said it’s important for Red River Valley residents to plan ahead, long before a severe storm is in the area, so they’ll know what to do in an emergency.
Which is the best purveyor of “common” sense here: An ordinance that was put in place to protect residents from a raging river and themselves? Or residents who suggest defying ordinances and ignoring the consequences?
Kristen Borysewicz was mad at whoever decided to keep Interstate 29 open as long as it was Sunday. She and her mother, Patt Rall, were heading south from Larimore, N.D., to Fargo for a show. Near the Harwood exit, they found themselves in the middle of a shallow lake that appeared on the interstate.
In every law enforcement position she's held, Mona Dohman has been the first woman -- as an officer in two small-town police departments; in the Maple Grove police department, where she worked as police chief for the last 10 years; and now as the Minnesota Department of Public Safety commissioner. "I think it's more about a dream and more about goals," she said, "than it is about being the first woman or the first man."
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