The Minnesota House Corrections Sub-Committee hearing at the Minnesota Correctional Facility – Stillwater that was postponed by last week’s arctic cold snap has been rescheduled for Wednesday. KTOE’s Annette Weston has the details:

Committee chair Democrat Representative Jack Considine says they’re discussing not just increased prison safety, but also reducing the level of incarceration in Minnesota, decreasing recidivism, and other such topics.

On a related note, in his 43-year law enforcement career, Mankato Department of Public Safety Director Todd Miller has been a champion for the community policing model. He’ll testify before the Minnesota House Public Safety committee at the capitol on Tuesday.

Community policing places the same officers in the same neighborhoods of communities, so that they can form a stronger bond with those that live and work here.

Miller served as the Chairperson of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Community Policing Committee for almost 10 years and is the founder of Principal of Policing Leadership Group, which is comprised of experienced experts in the philosophy of Community Policing and is focused on helping communities implement such programs.