About Us

LELS Members make decisions that run the union.

We represent:

  • 5,551 Licensed Peace Officers
  • 1,582Non-Licensed Corrections, 911 Dispatchers, Firefighters and Public Safety Administrative Support Personnel
  • 269 Agencies Represented
  • 480 union locals across the state of Minnesota

Our Mission:

Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS), founded in 1977, represents the interests and priorities of its members. LELS provides professional legal representation and advocates for its members, negotiating safer working conditions and competitive compensation and benefits. LELS values the courage, compassion and professionalism of its members.

Our Vision:

Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS) builds and sustains the trust of its members by improving their working conditions and benefits and by providing effective legal representation. Employment contracts are negotiated with management in good faith and with the members’ best interests at heart. LELS honors and upholds the profession of law enforcement, ensuring all those who serve have the necessary support, tools and confidence to protect the lives, property and dignities of others.

LELS By-Laws

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