Minnesota National Guard support to Operation Safety Net

The Minnesota National Guard is providing support as a member of the unified command of Operation Safety Net, the public safety effort to protect lives and property and ensure the ability for people to peacefully protest before, during and after the trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

Minnesota National Guard support timeline


March 7 - Fewer than 100 Minnesota Guardsmen set up outside the Hennepin County Government Center to help provide security in the vicinity of the ongoing trial.

March 28 - Fewer than 100 Minnesota Guardsmen are activated to support the St. Paul Police Department in providing security to critical infrastructure.

March 29 - The Minnesota National Guard provides a small element to assist with security at the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.

April 11 - Overnight, the Minnesota National Guard was called to support the community of Brooklyn Center.

April 12 - Minnesota National Guard increases support to Operation Safety Net

April 13 - The Minnesota National Guard supported security missions in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis and St. Paul last night. Just over 2,000 Guardsmen are on duty to assist local authorities in maintaining peace, with more service members coming on duty over the next few days.

April 14 - The Minnesota National Guard continues to support Operation Safety Net with approximately 3,000 Guardsmen on duty to maintain peace in the Twin Cities metro area.

April 16 - Red Bulls take command of Minnesota National Guard Operation Safety Net efforts

April 18 - Minnesota National Guard neighborhood security team fired upon in Minneapolis

April 20 - Jury delivers guilty verdict in Chauvin trial.

April 21 - Operation Safety Net and Minnesota National Guard begin the process of demobilization.