Message from the Saint Paul Police Regarding Night Training by the Department of Defense

Last night, a Department of Defense training exercise with a U.S. Special Operations entity was conducted in the Twin Cities metro area in coordination with local law enforcement agencies.

This training takes months to coordinate and is similar to the training this same group underwent in the Twin Cities Metro Area in 2012. Safety precautions are in place to prevent risk to the public.

Security concerns do not allow for exact times and locations of the training to be released as it continues in the coming days. While local law enforcement officers, including members of the Saint Paul Police Department, are not taking part in the night training, they are in place to ensure public safety.

Night training in the Twin Cities Metro Area is scheduled to conclude Thursday evening, August 21.

We understand the concern and confusion these activities may have created for the public. Therefore, in the coming days, our community members can look to the Saint Paul Police Department’s Twitter account (@sppdpio) for reminders that the training may be in the area.