Minnesota DPS details 2022 accomplishments

(ABC 6 News) – The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) shared its 2022 accomplishments on Monday by breaking down its services by the numbers.

The DPS said they assisted with 99 crime scene investigations, 921 fire investigations and helped Minnesotans recover from three federal natural disasters that caused nearly $50 million in damages.

A few more accomplishments are listed below:

  • The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) tested evidence from 19,551 cases.
  • Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) processed 437,763 driver’s license or ID applications, 1.5 million vehicle titles, 5,498,165 vehicle registrations, and registered 226,134 Electronic vehicles (up 92% from 2021).
  • The statewide 911 call volume from January through November 2022 was 2,601,978. That is consistent with the 2.9 million total in 2021.
  • The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) worked with more than 1,000 victims, criminal justice professionals, and members of the public.
  • DPS staff distributed more than 10,000 gun locks at the State Fair and an additional 25,000 since then. 
  • The Minnesota State Patrol responded to 25,458 crashes, made 5,603 DWI arrests, and wrote 1,151 citations for speeds more than 100 mph.

“Our staff proved they are always on the job somewhere, 24 hours a day, in every part of the state,” said DPS Commissioner Bob Jacobson. “The people of Minnesota can thrive only when they feel safe in their communities. We are proud of the work we did last year and are dedicated in 2023 to continuing to keep people safe and improve the lives of those who live, work and play here.”

The Minnesota DPS employs more than 2,100 people who serve the state’s nearly 6 million residents.

For a more detailed list of the DPS 2022 accomplishments, CLICK HERE.