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Sheriff's Office responds to increasing need, launches new safety assessment committee

The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office has launched a new safety assessment committee in response to an increasing need for risk assessments in schools, government offices, businesses and places of worship.

A new sergeant position within the Regional Services division will serve as the committee lead and point of contact.

The committee will help meet the increasing demand in our communities for comprehensive "after-action" in the wake of critical incidents such as active shooters, threats and security breaches in private facilities.

In its primary role, the committee will work collaboratively with Ramsey County's Emergency Management & Homeland Security division, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety school safety program and other stakeholders to reduce the opportunity for active intruder violence.

Other committee roles will include providing community education on risk mitigation, outreach to communities that face heightened risk due to aggravating factors, providing training to public and private groups and facilitating discussions to determine the best course of action after a threat has been neutralized.

"We are stronger when we communicate, coordinate and plan together," said Regional Services Undersheriff Joe Paget.

Contact

For more information, please contact Public Information Officer Becqi Sherman at 651-266-9669.

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:37 p.m.