Background

The League of Minnesota Cities has a model resolution and supporting materials calling for action to address the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on public safety personnel in Minnesota. The League is supporting legislation that accomplishes PTSD prevention, treatment, and funding solutions advanced by member cities and adopted as a legislative policy priority by the League’s Board of Directors. The League encourages cities to adopt a resolution supporting current public safety duty disability legislation and voice their support to their legislators.

League supported legislation:

  • HF 4026 (Rep. Jamie Long, DFL-Minneapolis)
  • SF 3943 (Sen. Jeff Howe, R-Rockville)

See below a message from Centerville Mayor and LMC President D. Love on the importance of this initiative as well as informational materials on this issue.

How can the city help?

STEP 1:

PASS a resolution and send it to your legislators.

Download the model resolution (doc)

Note: Send a copy of the resolution to the League at advocacy@lmc.org so you can be added to the list we’re compiling.

STEP 2:

SHARE your resolution with local media and via social media.

STEP 3:

FOLLOW UP with your legislators and local media with additional information:

Please let League staff (advocacy@lmc.org) know when you have done any of the above advocacy efforts (or if we can help you with any of the above).

League policies

The League Board of Directors approved a policy related to public safety duty disability in November 2021. In addition, the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust has drafted a policy statement on PTSD and mental health.

PTSD duty disability in the news