Homeland Security

Orono Police, like many other police departments, continually meet with other local law enforcement officials to ensure we are prepared for any disaster. Emergency preparedness does not just relate to terrorism but is used for any major event that would have a negative impact on our communities.

Regional Operations Plan

Orono and the cities around Lake Minnetonka created a regional operations plan to manage major disasters including:

  • Enemy attack
  • Explosions
  • Releases of hazardous materials
  • Other similar types of events which may pose a potential threat to public health and safety

Each of the communities and organizations has many capabilities and resources, which could be used in the response to any major incident. These include the facilities, equipment, personnel and skills of both government and non-government professions and groups.

Lake Minnetonka Regional Emergency Preparedness Group

Members of the Lake Minnetonka Regional Emergency Preparedness Group meet monthly to ensure the effective coordinated use of resources in order to:

  • Ensure the continuity of government
  • Maximize the protection of life and property
  • Repair essential facilities and utilities
  • Sustain survivors

More Information on Homeland Security

Current information regarding Homeland Security may be obtained from the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.