Category Archives: Building the Ministry

Public Safety Ministries 2014 Strategic Plan now available

Public Safety Ministries 2014 Strategic Plan

The Public Safety Ministries (PSM) 2014 Strategic Plan is now complete and viewable/downloadable as a PDF.

This plan was actually created in 2013 with the never ending support and direction of Dan Watts, a long time PSM advocate and supporter.  I didn’t published it sooner because I wanted to use it for awhile and see if there was anything we were missing.  Aside from a few format changes, the plan is the same as when it was completed in early 2014.  I think it does a great job of describing what we do and what we intend to do for many years to come.  Our plan has become a great tool for carrying out every aspect of our ministry work.  Check it out and let me know what you think!

And I can’t thank Dan Watts enough for all of his hard work, wisdom, dedication and especially his endurance!

Take Care,

Pr. Dan

A New About…..Dan Carlson

Well, it’s been a year now since this website went live and getting close to a year since I posted my first “About Dan”:

Dan Carlson is currently serving as Police Chief for the City of Eden Prairie Minnesota. He has announced his retirement from police service, effective January 2007, to pursue a second career in the ministry. His 25 year career in law enforcement and his passion for the concept of spiritual fitness training have led him to found Public Safety Ministries Inc. PSMInc is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is “Promoting Spiritual Fitness in the Public Safety Professions”.

It’s probably time to update the information a bit, so here we go:

Dan Carlson retired as Police Chief of the City of Eden Prairie Minnesota in January of 2007. After serving 25 years in the law enforcement profession as a police officer, he has transitioned to a new role serving the profession as a police chaplain. He currently serves as the Chaplain for the Hennepin County and Minnesota Chiefs of Police Associations. Chaplain Carlson is also the founder and president of Public Safety Ministries Inc. a nonprofit ministry with the mission: “Serving Those Who Protect – Promoting Spiritual Fitness in the Public Safety Professions.”

Dan is also pursuing ordination as a Lutheran Pastor through The Minneapolis Synod of the ELCA and Luther Seminary in St. Paul Minnesota. He is “entered” as a candidate for ordination and participating Theological Education for Emerging Ministries (TEEM) program. TEEM is a program run cooperatively between Luther Seminary and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkley California.

So there you have it. I am starting to do quite a bit more speaking and training so it’s probably good to have an updated bio for my presentations. And besides, an old FBI National Academy friend from Maine just contacted me and I felt inspired to update the info.