Continuing Conversations – Commissioner John Harrington/James Trice

Continuing Conversations – Commissioner John Harrington/James Trice

John Harrington was appointed commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety by Gov. Tim Walz in January 2019. Prior to his appointment, Harrington served as the Metro Transit Chief of Police for the Twin Cities area, overseeing significant growth of the agency and increasing diversity of the department from 5 to 50 percent.

John Harrington, DPS Commissioner


People Have Far More Power Than They Realize!In 2003, James Trice founded the Public Policy Project (PPP) LLC, a non-partisan independent provider of public policy consulting, leadership training, civic engagement, lobbying, strategic planning and advocacy services. PPP works to address policy issues impacting African Americans, other communities of color, Native Americans and low-income communities. PPP works to build collaborative power within and across communities of color, and within organizations that work within these communities to guide all toward an equitable, inclusive and healthy future.