Emergency Services Training

for Central Minnesota Cities & Counties

Serving Those Who Serve

Sometimes we don’t realize how much effort goes into keeping us safe. Law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency responders need regular, high-quality training to maintain top-notch service. Sourcewell offers a variety of programs—all free or discounted for Central Minnesota Region 5 members—to better prepare emergency workers with new techniques and technology.

  • LMC Patrol

    To help reduce losses related to police liability, eligible Region 5 members receive free access to the PATROL (Peace officer Accredited TRaining OnLine) portal. The tools is made available through the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT).

    For more information, visit the LMC PATROL website.

  • Minnesota Highway Safety Research Center (MHSRC)

    Access local training facilities at no cost. Through a partnership with the MN Highway Safety Research Center, public agencies can access these facilities for departmental training.

    Sourcewell covers 100% of facility fee for eligible Region 5 agencies.

  • Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association (MCPA) Academies

    Sourcewell offers eligible Region 5 agencies a $300 discount for MCPA’s Law Enforcement Academies. This includes the Leadership Academy, CLEO & Command Academy, and Advanced Academies.

    For more information, visit www.mnchiefs.org.

    For a registration discount code, contact gov.solutions@sourcewell-mn.gov.

  • Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association Institute for Credible Leadership Development (ICLD)

    Sourcewell partners with the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association to cover registration costs for Region 5 members to access ICLD. This online learning system offers a comprehensive introduction to leadership, ethics, character, supervision, communication, and self-development. There are 40 different POST certified courses, for nearly 200 hours of training.

    To learn more, contact Ann Jarrett at ajarrett@mnsheriffs.org or 651-451-7216, ext. 8.

  • Fire Training

    Sourcewell partners with Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education (MBFTE) to fund Region 5 firefighter training. The partnership pool reimburses local fire departments for classes/instructors on the MBFTE-approved class list. Each entity is entitled to per firefighter rate, and can access funds by completing the reimbursement form at www.mbfte.org.

    Reimbursement rates:

    • $167/firefighter/year
  • EMS Training

    In partnership with local county staff and Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education (MBFTE), Sourcewell reimburses eligible Region 5 participants for completed training approved by the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB). Approved trainings include initial and refresher courses on CPR/AED, Basic First Aid, EMR, and EMT.

    Reimbursement rates:

    • $225/individual/year for law enforcement, EMS & related staff
    • $70/individual/year for most public employees

    Reimbursement reference documents:

    County Validator contacts:


Contact us at gov.solutions@sourcewell-mn.gov or 888-894-1930.

Photograph of the front entrance of the Todd County Government Center


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