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BCA selects new breath test instrument vendor


Tue, Aug 3rd, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has entered into a contract to purchase a new fleet of breath testing instruments for use by Minnesota criminal justice agencies.

National Patent Analytical Systems (NPAS) of Mansfield, Ohio, will provide its Datamaster DMT breath testing instrument. These new instruments will allow near real time monitoring of fleet performance and allow for maintenance of instruments from a central remote location. Data gathered by the instruments will automatically populate eCharging DWI forms which then go directly to Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services Division (DVS). Pairing this instrument with eCharging will lead to a more efficient legal process for those driving under the influence of alcohol in Minnesota.



The transition to a new instrument is part of the BCA's instrument replacement schedule. The eCharging compatibility is part of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety's larger Model Impaired Driving Records Information System.

The BCA will receive eight instruments for in-house validation and for factory training of BCA staff. The BCA will then train all breath test instrument operators at criminal justice agencies across Minnesota. That training and the transition to the new instruments is expected to begin this fall.

Hennepin Avenue's SEVEN opens its heart and its doors to 2 injured firefighters

Wed, Jul 28th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

Minneapolis, MN (July 27, 2010) - A shout of "Mayday!" crackled over the scanner - a word every firefighter dreads.

A fiery burst blew out of the roof of the three-story home. Firefighter Jake LaFerriere hung on for life from a window before ..... 
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STATE ON PACE FOR LOWEST TRAFFIC FATALITIES SINCE 1944

Wed, Jul 21st, 2010
Posted in Police Reports





ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety reports the state is on pace to have the lowest number of traffic deaths since 1944, despite at least three weekend deaths that pushed the 2010 total ..... 
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SPEEDING DRIVERS ON THE RADAR FOR JULY ENFORCEMENT

Tue, Jul 13th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

ST. PAUL - To counter the trend of motorists increasing speeds during summer, Minnesota law enforcement agencies are stepping up speed patrols in July. The added speed enforcement is coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS), whi ..... 
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JUNE DWI ARRESTS: 125 BUSTED IN STATE'S 13 "DEADLIEST" COUNTIES FOR IMPAIRED DRIVING

Tue, Jul 6th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

ST. PAUL - State Patrol Troopers, County Deputies and City Officers partnered to arrest 125 impaired drivers in June during enhanced DWI patrols in the state's 13 counties with the most alcohol-related deaths and serious injuries, according to the Mi ..... 
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RED CROSS WRAPS UP DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

Mon, Jun 21st, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

[Rochester, MN, June 19, 2010] - Trained Red Cross damage assessment volunteers have completed their survey of damage caused to homes, mobile homes, and apartments in Minnesota due to the storms that hit the state on Thursday night, June 16. The fina ..... 
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AMERICAN RED CROSS OPENS SHELTERS FOR AREA STORM VICTIMS

Fri, Jun 18th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

[Rochester, MN, June 18, 2010, 12:15 AM] - The American Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter at Autumn Ridge Church, 3611 Salem Road SW, Rochester, for any area residents who are without safe shelter due to the tornadoes and straight-line winds ..... 
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Red Cross Begins Feeding in Affected Communities

Fri, Jun 18th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

[Rochester, MN, June 18, 2010, 12:00 AM] - The American Red Cross will soon begin feeding operations in the Ellendale community as well as in the Lincolnshire neighborhood of northwest Rochester. Our disaster assessment teams are also beginning to re ..... 
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AGENCIES KICKING OFF SUMMER WITH MOTORCYCLE ENFORCEMENT

Tue, Jun 15th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

ST. PAUL -As thousands of motorcycle riders hit the roads this summer, around 400 agencies across Minnesota will ramp up patrols on Saturday, June 19 for enhanced motorcycle enforcement to stop impaired and speeding riders. The Department of Public S ..... 
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