2019 Toward Zero Deaths Conference

Optional Pre-Conference Training

The following training events will be held October 21 and 22, 2019, prior to the start of the TZD conference. The trainings are free unless otherwise noted, but separate registration is required.

Safe Travel for All Children: Transporting Children with Special Health Care Needs

October 21 and 22, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sauk Rapids Fire Department
408 North Benton Drive
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

This two-day event is designed to serve as an enrichment training for child passenger safety (CPS) technicians who are interested in learning more about special needs transportation. The training combines classroom lectures and discussions with hands-on exercises including interactions with families.

Class size is limited to 20 attendees. To register, please fill out the registration form (DOCX) and email it to Dex Tuttle at Dex.Tuttle@childrensmn.org by October 11, 2019. The class is approved for 11.5 CPS credits.

Marijuana in Minnesota: From the Street to the Pharmacy

October 22, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kelly Inn, University B
100 4th Ave. S, St. Cloud, MN

The medical application of marijuana program in Minnesota has grown since its inception in 2014. More people are seeking marijuana for their afflictions and more qualifying conditions are being considered every year. Additionally, recreational marijuana is on the horizon and will likely become law in Minnesota sooner than later. Where does this leave law enforcement? This class will discuss the different types of marijuana, the impairing indicators of these various types, and how enforcement will need to change to address the future of marijuana in Minnesota. To register, contact Lt. Don Marose at don.marose@state.mn.us.

Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)/DWI Update Training

October 22, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Kelly Inn, Sunwood/State Room
100 4th Ave. S, St. Cloud, MN

Explore the newest and most relevant court cases affecting law enforcement procedures, the ever-changing DWI law, tips on solidifying your DWI case, and a review of SFST skills and techniques—perfect for those who have already attended the full SFST course. To register, contact Lt. Don Marose at don.marose@state.mn.us. Attendees are responsible for their own lunch. This training has been approved for POST credit.

Traffic Incident Management for Emergency Responders

October 22, 2019
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Kelly Inn, University A
100 4th Ave. S, St. Cloud, MN

Motor-vehicle-related incidents continue to be a leading cause of traumatic death to firefighters, police, and EMS responders. Learn best practices to make a highway scene safer for the victims, the responders, and the motoring public. To register, contact Bobbie Orcutt at bobbie.orcutt@state.mn.us.

Law Enforcement Grantee Meeting

October 22, 2019
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Kelly Inn, University B
100 4th Ave. S, St. Cloud, MN

With the hands-free law that went into effect on August 1, 2019, attendees will hear from their peers about successes and challenges of specific enforcement tactics in both Greater Minnesota and the metro area. A new year also brings new pots of federal money. For the federal fiscal year 2020, there are significant changes in agency match requirements and the allocation of federal dollars to the enforcement grant program. Attendees will learn about the new pots of money and how they can be used. The 2020 Enforcement grantees are required to attend if they are attending the conference.

Minnesota Child Passenger Safety Taskforce Meeting

October 22, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Kelly Inn, State Room
100 4th Ave. S, St. Cloud, MN

This meeting is for state CPS Taskforce members only. No registration is required for meeting attendees.

Point of Impact (POI) Teen Driver Safety Parent Awareness Program

October 22, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
St. Cloud Police Department
101 11th Ave. N, St. Cloud, MN

See a live demonstration of the POI program with parents and teens. Seating is limited to 100 attendees; priority will go to parents/teens and driver educators. To attend, register online by October 15.