Minnesota Public Safety Communications Conference

Monday, April 29, 2019 - Wednesday, May 1, 2019

St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center and Kelly Inn

10 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety division of Emergency Communication Networks (DPS-ECN) is sponsoring our 10th annual Minnesota Public Safety Communications Conference. The training event takes place in St. Cloud from Monday, April 29, 2019 - Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Registration cost is $125.

Conference Objectives

This year’s theme is Celebrate the Past; Focus on the Future. This year’s conference promises new and exciting feature offerings from all four of ECN’s Emergency Communication Networks programs:

  • 9-1-1
  • Land Mobile Radio
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Integrated Public Alert and Warning

Professional development opportunities exist for everyone, whether you serve in a single or multiple public safety roles within your agency or community. From the carefully selected break out session topics, to the motivational keynote address, to the latest in emerging technologies featured by our public safety vendor partners, you won’t want to miss these three days of learning and networking opportunities with your peers.

The 2019 Minnesota Public Safety Communications Conference will provide a shared understanding of key interoperability challenges facing public safety professionals nationwide. It will also offer potential solutions for consideration to some of those challenges. Achieving interoperability amongst all public safety agencies and between all emergency communication networks (whether, locally, regionally, nationally, or across international borders with Canada) is the goal within our tightly knit community. By sharing best practices and lessons learned, attendees will leave conference well-equipped with practical knowledge that will collectively refresh Minnesota public safety professionals as we collectively continue to live up to our excellent reputation, fondly referred to across the nation as “The Minnesota Model”.

Target Audience

If you rely on interoperable communications to ensure an optimum response to emergency events of any size and scale, we’d like to see you at our conference. Attendees come from various organizations, including:

  • Municipal, county, regional, tribal and state-level emergency manager
  • Statewide Emergency Communications Board (SECB) members and SECB committee member
  • Elected and appointed officials involved in emergency services and communications
  • 9-1-1 telecommunicators and administrator
  • All law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services personnel
  • Representatives of federal agencies (e.g., FBI, Border Patrol, Coast Guard, US Forest Service
  • The Minnesota National Guard
  • Representatives of non-governmental organizations (e.g., hospitals, education, volunteer organizations
  • Private aid and non-profit organizations (e.g., American Red Cross and Salvation Army)