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.
Orono and the cities around Lake Minnetonka created a regional operations plan to manage major disasters including explosions, releases of hazardous materials, enemy attack and other similar types of events which may pose a potential threat to public health and safety in the Lake Minnetonka region. 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.
Members of the Lake Minnetonka Regional Emergency Preparedness Group meet monthly to ensure the effective coordinated use of resources in order to maximize the protection of life and property, ensure the continuity of government, sustain survivors, repair essential facilities and utilities.
Current information regarding Homeland Security may be obtained on the Minnesota Office of Homeland Security web page.