Apple Valley Police Department

  • Agency: Apple Valley Police Department
  • Address: 7100 147th St. W., Apple Valley, 55124 MN
  • Chief: Scott Johnson (Chief of Police)
Phone: (952) 953-2700
Fax: (952) 953-2733

Apple Valley Police Department is located at 7100 147th St. W., Apple Valley, 55124 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Scott Johnson. The Apple Valley Police Department phone number is (952) 953-2700.

Apple Valley Police Department News

Thanks to Centennial House Senior Living facility for hosting a Coffee With the Cops this morning!! We appreciate your support for our officers and enjoyed spending time with the residents!

Thanks for visiting Robert and thanks for your support. You make police officers feel like superheros!

The Apple Valley Police Department is participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America. From 10 am to noon the police lobby will be open to allow access to our drug disposal container. Simply bring your unused prescriptions in for safe and responsible disposal. For a complete list of accepted items visit the Dakota County Seriff's website at

Check out another awesome night of our joint Citizens Academy with the Rosemount PD. Participants learned a lot through the four interactive stations. If you are interested in participating in the Citizens Academy next year, check out the City's website at for more information next summer!

Here's the latest edition of Off the Cuff! Enjoy!

October is Crime Prevention Month and the Apple Valley Police Department is promoting gun safety to reduce the amount of senseless firearms accidents that happen every year by offering free gun trigger locks while supplies last. Simply stop by the Police lobby during business hours (M-F, 8-4:30 pm) to pick up a free lock and always practice gun safety: • Store your firearm unloaded and lock it up • Store ammunition in a separate locked location • Keep the keys and combinations to gun safes/locks hidden, out of the reach of children • Make sure all guns are equipped with effective, child-resistant gun locks

The Apple Valley Police Department is participating in a two-part series on addiction and chemical use/abuse. Join us for one or both events! EVENT #1: Wednesday, October 25th , Eastview High School Performing Arts Center Top Secret Project: Decoding the Mysteries of the Teen Domain A TRAVELING EXHIBIT & PROGRAM FOR PARENTS • The Top Secret Project is a unique traveling exhibit designed to help parents recognize unfamiliar hazards that are often in plain sight. Using a simulated teenager’s bedroom, the interactive exhibit includes hundreds of items that when seen through an educated lens, could be a signal that there’s a problem. The exhibit is interactive and accompanied by a presentation and a discussion with presenters from Hazelden and Dakota County. 6:00pm – 6:30pm Resource Fair and Bedroom Exhibit 6:30pm – 8:00pm Presentation/Discussion 8:00pm – 8:30pm Informal Time/Q & A All are welcome to attend this free event to learn more about potential hidden hazards in a teen’s domain…NOTE: THIS EVENT IS TARGETED TO ADULTS ONLY EVENT #2: Thursday, November 16th, Eastview High School Performing Arts Center Know the Truth Dakota County Community Forum A FORUM FOR COMMUNITY LEADERS, PARENTS AND OTHER CONCERNED ADULTS • Join us for a panel event that will include: Dakota County Drug Task Force, Apple Valley Police Department, EVHS School Resource Officer Brian Plantz, EVHS Assistant Principal Jodi Hanson, and Know the Truth Prevention Specialist. Learn more about how chemical use/abuse impacts our community and our kids. Parent perspective and personal stories will be included, with parents and recovering young adults sharing their real life experiences with addiction. 6:00pm – 6:30pm Resource Fair and free Community Dinner (hosted by Burger Jones) 6:30pm – 7:30pm Panel Presentation 7:30pm – 8:00pm Discussion and Q & A All are welcome to attend this free event. This event is one of two identical community forums in Dakota County; the other will be held at the Diamondhead Educational Center in Burnsville on Tuesday, November 14th. NOTE: THIS EVENT IS TARGETED TO ADULTS ONLY

Fun night for our Citizens Academy participants on Tuesday! They learned about traffic stops, high risk stops and building searches. Awesome job done by Rosemount PD in setting up the scenarios!

We're unleashing our inner DJ and hope you enjoy this "Lovely Day" in Apple Valley. Thanks for following us and feel free to share a tune for today in the comments!

It's National Child Passenger Safety Week! As children grow, parents can become less vigilant about choosing #TheRightSeat and ensuring that their children buckle up - every trip, every time. It’s important, now more than ever, to get your child in the correct seat for their age and size.

Here's the latest version of Off the Cuff. Enjoy!

Watch Out for These Social Media Scams Social media scams come in many shapes and sizes. Two fast-moving scams are fake ads on social media sites and phony genealogy sites. The goal with both is to steal from you, whether it’s your credit card information or your identity. How It Works: • With online shopping scams, scammers post ads for too-good-to-be-true deals on hot items, like designer eyewear, for example. The ads can show up as a legitimate sponsored post, or in a friend's Facebook timeline (a sure sign their account has been hacked). The goal is to get your credit card information to charge you for phony goods and steal your personal information for identity theft. • With genealogy site scams, scammers are trying to trick people with lookalikes of legitimate sites, or offering ancestry research for free. The site directs you to submit personal information with the goal of stealing your identity. What You Should Know: • Low prices for hot items are a red flag. Clicking on the ad leads to imposter social media pages resembling popular brands and companies. • Be wary of sponsored ads that appear to feature well-known genealogy websites – even if the advertised link looks legitimate. It is very easy to change the name of links to appear that they are coming from a reputable source. What You Should Do: • If an ad appears on your profile, change your password immediately. Also, remove all suspicious apps from your account that can automatically post content. • If you paid for a product through one of these scam sites, alert your bank or credit card company to cancel the transaction. • Before signing up to find out about your ancestors, search for the name of the company, and verify its reputation on genealogy forums and Facebook groups. Information provided by the Fraud Watch Network

Here's a video from the Citizens Academy that we are hosting with Rosemount Police. Enjoy!

Early summer 2017, the MN Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) division underwent a system upgrade. They have been experiencing some glitches with the new system in terms of license tab/plate renewal. The issues have been resolved but there is still a state back log. The Apple Valley Police Department has received numerous calls from people who have been unable to renew their license tabs. We want residents to be aware of the back log issue and know our officers will use discretion with regards to the issue of expired tabs.

Enjoy the latest version of Off the Cuff for the scoop on what's happening at the AVPD!

Great community bike ride today. We are happy everyone made it through the course safely!

Hope to see you tomorrow, the weather looks great!!

Be aware of a new phishing scam involving PayPal. The victim receives an email with information from an online purchase using a PayPal account. The email indicates that your purchase is available for pickup at a reputable retailer. The email also indicates that the order can be canceled by selecting an option to “Cancel Order” on the email. When the victim tries to cancel the order, their PayPal information is stolen. The Apple Valley Police Department became aware of a scam of this nature. The victim indicated that the email looked like it came from Home Depot and indicated that his purchase could be picked up at the Helena, MT Home Depot. Luckily the victim was suspicious of the email and reported it to the police, rather than cancel the order via the email. Remember to be suspicious of unsolicited emails asking you for personal or financial information. If you receive anything, DO NOT follow the directions contained within the correspondence. Do an independent search for contact information and contact the organization directly to inquire about your suspicions. Share this information with your friends and family so they do not become a victim.

Here's a recap of our cookie with a cop event. Thanks to Chick-fil-A for hosting us!

On Wednesday August 30, 2017 at approximately 5:10pm, Apple Valley Police responded to a traffic crash at the intersection of 155th Street and Embry Path. Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Personnel responded to a two vehicle crash which involved a motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle was located in the roadway. Lifesaving efforts were performed but the driver, a 21 year old male, died at the scene. A Jeep Grand Cherokee was also involved which was driven by a 41 year old male who suffered minor injuries. The initial investigation, supported by video from a nearby business, showed the driver of the Jeep Cherokee was at fault for the crash as he failed to obey a stop sign. He was transported to the Dakota County Jail pending criminal charges. It does not appear that alcohol or drug impairment played a role in this crash. The Minnesota State Patrol and Hennepin County Medical Examiner are assisting with the investigation, which is ongoing. The deceased victim’s identity is not being released pending notification to next of kin.

Who doesn't like cookies?? Come join us for Cookie with a Cop today, 2-3 pm at Chick-fil-A in Apple Valley!! Those in attendance for the event will receive a free cookie! Plus a chance to meet some of Apple Valley's finest! See you there!

Come join the Apple Valley Police Department and Chick-fil-A for a meet and greet on Friday, August 25, 2:00 - 3:00 pm. Chat with Apple Valley officers and receive a free chocolate chunk cookie compliments of Chick-fil-A! Who doesn't love cookies!! Hope to see you there

Road shoulder is not for driving Temporary signs warn drivers not to pass on the shoulder As you go on your daily drive to work, school or play, remember that passing on the shoulder is illegal. Temporary signs and traffic barrels on McAndrews Rd (County Road 38) at Dorchester Tr will be placed this week to warn drivers. Police in Apple Valley are increasing enforcement to advise motorists that this activity is not legal or safe. Passing on the shoulder is dangerous for pedestrians and traffic turning onto side roads. Dakota County and the city of Apple Valley are working together to increase awareness and public safety. The signs will be up for about a week.