Citizen Law Enforcement Academy: Week 6 or The End

Last week we met in Plymouth at the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Facility (ECF).  The ECF houses both the data center and the PSAP or public-safety answering point (ie: 911 call center). The $32 million building, which opened in 2014, is an awe-inspiring hunk of concrete.  The PSAP area of the facility is … Continue reading Citizen Law Enforcement Academy: Week 6 or The End

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Citizen Law Enforcement Academy: Week 1

Last week, I’m wandering around South 4th Street in Minneapolis with my face buried in a map when a woman wearing a uniform asks me, “Are you here for visiting hours?” Huh? “You’re not here to visit someone in jail?” “No.” Turns out the building I’m looking for also houses the holding jail, but I’m heading … Continue reading Citizen Law Enforcement Academy: Week 1