News Release - Ramsey County Sheriff's Office Launches New Safety Assessment Committee

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Ramsey County Sheriff's Office
Jack Serier, Sheriff

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Public Information Officer: Becqi Sherman

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Launch of New Safety Assessment Committee

The Sheriff's Office responds to an increasing need for risk assessments in schools, government offices, businesses, and places of worship


Saint Paul, Minnesota:  Early this month, the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office launched it's Safety Assessment Committee (SAC) along with a new Regional Services Division Sergeant position that will serve as the committee lead and point of contact.

The SAC was created in response to an increasing demand and need in our communities for comprehensive "after-action" in the wake of critical incident such as active shooters, threats to places of worship, and security breaches in private facilities.

In its primary role, the SAC will work collaboratively with Ramsey County's Emergency Management & Homeland Security division, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety School Safety program, and venue stakeholders to reduce the opportunity for active intruder violence. This will involve assisting schools, government offices, corporations, and places of worship toward "hardening" themselves as targets.

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

Joe Paget, Undersheriff of the Regional Services Division says, "We are stronger when we communicate, coordinate, and plan together."


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