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The Institute for Urban and Regional Infrastructure Finance (IURIF) at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, is conducting a study about the adequacy of workers' compensation, duty disability, total and permanent duty disability, and pension benefits for police officers in Minnesota. This study was required by the Minnesota Legislature in the 2022 bill S.F. 1547, codified at Laws of Minnesota 2022, chapter 65, article 7. The due date for the study is Jan. 15, 2023.

The researchers would like to interview police officers and deputy sheriffs who were injured in the line of duty between 2004 and 2019, and have received workers' compensation or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) benefits; or relatives of police officers or deputy sheriffs who were injured in that timeframe, who meet the selection criteria to participate. Because of the due date for the study, the interviews may not be reflected in the initial report, but will be considered for any supplemental reports or materials.

Researchers have put in place all of the safeguards to maintain the privacy, confidentiality and well-being of potential participants and are approved by the University of Minnesota Institutional Review Board (IRB). If you are interested in participating in this study, complete the recruitment form at

The research team will contact you to schedule an interview. If you have any questions or concerns, email Camila Fonseca-Sarmiento at or Raihana Zeerak at