Mdewakanton Public Safety

Mdewakanton Public Safety

Mdewakanton Public Safety

As a sovereign nation, the SMSC maintains a full-time, professional fire and ambulance department—Mdewakanton Public Safety (MPS). MPS not only serves the SMSC Members, staff, and guests, but often works in coordination with neighboring governments, including the cities of Shakopee and Prior Lake.

MPS is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and responds to an average of 2,000 calls each year. Through mutual aid agreements with local governments, MPS provides fire and emergency service assistance, responding to 200 mutual aid calls in neighboring cities annually. Learn more at

Protecting Lives

Mdewakanton Public Safety provides emergency response, emergency medical services, fire prevention, and fire response services. The firefighters control and extinguish fires, handle hazardous materials incidents, conduct rescues, and respond to vehicular accidents—but their work doesn't end with on-the-ground operations. Education is just as important to saving lives as responding to life-threatening situations, and because of that, MPS offers CPR and first aid classes to the general public.

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Mdewakanton Public Safety

2525 Flandreau Trail NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55372

Grants and Donations

Seeking to support public safety throughout the state, the SMSC often distributes public safety grants to agencies in need. In 2015, the tribe granted more than $500,000 to 34 recipients across Minnesota.

The health and safety of our employees, guests, Community Members, neighbors and the public is our top concern. We are monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and Minnesota Department of Health about COVID-19 (coronavirus), and we will continue to base our decisions on protecting the well-being of the greater community. We are diligently monitoring the situation as it develops and will reassess matters as more information becomes available from public health authorities.

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