About the TCSP
Who is involved?
The TCSP is comprised of high-ranking and top-level business, law enforcement,
community, and government leaders who share an interest in ensuring that the
Twin Cities area is a safe, secure place to live and work. For a complete listing
of TCSP partners, see Membership.
Who is in charge?
The FBI is the “lead organization” for the TCSP. In most cases, it is the law
enforcement agency that is in charge when the partnership responds to a crisis
situation. But the TCSP is not an official program of the FBI. It’s a public/private
partnership in the truest sense as its success depends on the active participation
of all members.
Who are the members?
The TCSP membership currently includes executives from private industry and
public agency leaders. For a complete listing, see Membership.
How does one apply for membership?
Please review the requirements under Membership. If the interested person
qualifies, they may complete and submit the application form, which is also in
the Membership section. An applicant’s acceptance or denial is decided by
majority vote of the TCSP members.
Is the TCSP website available to non-members?
No. Access to this secure website is limited to TCSP members only. It is a
membership benefit and should not be shared with or viewed by any non-TCSP
member. Compliance is very important as the site may contain sensitive or
How does the TCSP respond to a crisis?
In the event of a crisis—severe weather, energy disruption, strike/labor strife,
terrorist threat/attack, riot, missing person search—the FBI will send out an
initial email alert directing TCSP members to go to this website for further
instructions. The TCSP members then work together to provide strategic
assistance to key decision makers. This may include:
Information sharing — Using combined expertise and capabilities to assist
in the accurate, timely distribution of information.
Resource sharing — Making available human and physical resources as a
Tactical response — Providing supplemental strategic security workforce
to enhance security on an as-needed basis.
Executive Board Members
Chief of Police
Minneapolis Police Department
Director, Corporate Security -3M
Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police
Plymouth Police Department
Senior Director, Corporate Security
Vice President, Chief Security Officer
Sheriff - Ramsey County
Richard T. Thornton
Special Agent in Charge
FBI Minneapolis Division
Director, Global Security
General Mills, Inc.
Director, Corporate Security
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