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

The Apple Valley Police Department is looking for help in identifying the suspect pictured below.

Join us Friday April 27th for our 2nd annual law enforcement day at the Minnesota Zoo! We are looking forward to warm spring weather while we finish out the Zoo Babies exhibit.

The Apple Valley Police Department is currently accepting applications from qualified individuals for the position of Police Officer. Visit bit.ly/AVPDISHIRING for qualification information and application deadline.

The Apple Valley Police Department is looking for help in identifying the male pictured below who has taken several packages off front steps/porches of homes in Apple Valley. If you can identify the subject, please contact Officer Gregg Neumann at gneumann@cityofapplevalley.org

Severe Weather Awareness Week – Extreme Heat Although it doesn’t seem like we will ever have extreme heat with the spring we have had, we know Minnesota has the potential to get very hot the latter part of summer. Please be mindful of these safety precautions regarding extreme heat. https://tinyurl.com/44qkzkz

Our joint Citizens Academy with the Rosemount PD is underway! On Tuesday participants were taught about Use of Force and given the opportunity to partake in a shoot/don't shoot scenario with the use of a video simulator. Additionally, a Rosemount Community Service Officer was brave enough to be our taser volunteer and took one for the team!!

The Apple Valley Police Department is so fortunate to be able to work directly with 360 Communities Outreach Advocate Stacie Burke and Victim Support Dog Ranger. Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs) made this partnership possible. Check out their 7th annual “Going to the Dogs!” spring fundraiser on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at the Best Western Premier Nicollet Inn from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. For more information and to support this wonderful cause visit www.pawpads.org

Severe Weather Awarness Week - Flooding, Flash Floods During severe storms and heavy downpours areas can experience flooding. Extensive flooding or flash floods can cause property damage, injury and even death. Everyone should be aware of ways to prepare themselves and their property if flooding should occur. https://tinyurl.com/d4dn37g

Severe Weather Awareness Week - Storms, Hail and Lightening Every year Minnesotans experience severe thunderstorms sometime throughout the spring/summer. Extreme thunderstorms can bring high winds, lightening and hail. Visit the MN Department of Public Safety website to learn more about what to do during severe storms. https://tinyurl.com/cdwhk3e

Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 9-13, 2018 Are you ready for severe weather? Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota is designed to refresh, remind and educate everyone about the seasonal threats from severe weather and how to avoid them. It's also a great time to make and practice your emergency plan and build or refresh your emergency preparedness kit. Each day this week, the AVPD will post a weather related tip from the MN Department of Public Safety to educate residents on the issues surrounding severe weather. Today's tip involves Alerts and Warnings: We are fortunate to live in an age and country where our technology can now communicate with us almost anywhere and give us advanced warnings of impending hazards or other important information. Knowing where and how you can receive the warnings and what to do when you get them can mean the difference between life and death. Be sure you receive critical warnings, learn what they mean and how to react by visiting the MN Department Of Public Safety's website at https://tinyurl.com/q5a2h8u

Spring cleaining? Don't forget to properly dispose of your unused medications. Here's a video on the service we offer in Apple Valley!

IRS Scams continue: As tax filing season winds down, don't lower your guard to the year-round IRS imposter scam. It goes like this: you get a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS. The caller claims you owe a specfic amount in taxes and may threaten to arrest you if you don't pay immediatelly. The call may seem legitimate because the caller ID may be rigged to say it's from the IRS and the caller may know part of your Social Security Number. FACT: The IRS will NEVER call and demand immediate payment without first sending a notice through the mail. FACT: The IRS will NEVER ask for credit or debit cards over the phone or threaten you with arrest for non payment. If you get a call like this, hang up. If the call makes you concerned you owe taxes, call the IRS directly at 800-829-1040. Share this information with family, friends, and neighbors to make sure no one falls victim to a scam like this. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-to-know-its-really-the-irs-calling-or-knocking-on-your-door-0

Come out and support your local first responders for a good cause. Apple Valley officers will be playing as well!

Spring has sprung in Apple Valley. Beware of thin ice!

Apple Valley and Rosmount Police Departments are teaming up to offer another Citizens Academy. The academy will offer insights into our departments and give participants the opportunity to meet some of the officers who patrol their neighborhoods. The academy will be offered on Tuesday nights starting April 3, 2018. For more information and to register, please visit www.cityofapplevalley.org/police. Register soon so you don't miss out on this great opportunity!!

Virtual Currencies like Bitcoin are HOT! Don't Get Burned! Lately it seems you can't go one day without hearing about the tremendous gains (and losses) of Bitcoin and other popular "virtual currencies." While high returns make them intriguing as an investment, the U.S. Commondity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) wants you to be aware of the possible risks associated with investing or speculating in virtual currencies. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Virtual currency is a type of unregulated digital money that is used and accepted by members of a virtual community. Virtual currency does not have status as legal tender. While virtual currencies have potential benefits, the cash market is largely unregulated, so beware. Virtual currencies are commonly targeted by hackers and fraudsters, offer no recourse if stolen, involve e-wallets or storage that present cybersecurity risks, and carry speculative risk plus fraud and manipulation risks. WHAT YOU SHOULD DO: Visit the CFTC's virtual currency resource page, dftc.gov/bitcoin to learn more about how to protect yourself. If someone tries to sell you an investment in virtual currency options or futures, including Bitcoin, verify they are registered with the CFTC at Smartcheck.gov. If you think you have been victimized by a virtual currency fraud, call the CFTC toll-free at 866-366-2382.

Beware of a new scam involving Amazon reviews. It goes like this: in an effort to manipulate Amazon buyer reviews, scammers set up a fake email account to create an Amazon profile. They then purchase items with gift cards and ship them to the address of a random person. Once the package is delivered, the owner of the Amazon account is then listed as a "verified buyer" of the product and can write a positive review of it. Positive reviews means items receive higher placement on the product pages because of their status. The packages are delivered with no invoices or return receipts inside. You may wonder what the real problem is with a scam like this? What's wrong with receiving some free merchandise?? There are some issues to be concerned about if you are a victim of this scam: Your name, shipping address and possibly phone number have been compromised. You could also possibly receive contraband shipped to your home. Scams like this could also lead to higher prices for online purchases. Lastly, the items that have been given "glowing reviews" online by the scammer, may not be any good at all and thus buyers are being duped! If you receive any unsolicited packages, you are encouraged to contact Amazon. They indicated that they investigate all customer reports and if vendors or reviewers are found abusing the review system, Amazon will shut their accounts down.

Real life CSI?? The Teen Police Academy had a good time investigating a crime scene and dusting for fingerprints!

Thanks Apple Valley Senior Center for the donut delivery! You know we like them!

Teens were put to the test last night at the Apple Valley/Rosemount Teen Police Academy. They participated in a handcuffing drill, racing against their classmates to see who is the fastest! Next up, crime scene investigation and dusting for fingerprints!

For those of you who did not see this thank you in this weeks paper, please take a moment to read our letter AND SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS! thank you again for your support! https://www.hometownsource.com/sun_thisweek/opinion/letters_to_editor/letter-thank-you-for-your-support/article_dfb18282-0c4b-11e8-b552-d39cfac15333.html

As we enter tax-filing season, it pays to be aware of the signs that point to possible tax identity theft provided by AARP Fraud Watch Network. How Tax ID Theft Works: Tax identity theft occurs when someone steals your Social Security number to file a fraudulent tax refund or to get a job. What You Should Know: • If the IRS receives a duplicate tax return filing using your Social Security number, you will receive a written notice through the mail. • Likewise, the IRS will send a notice if you have unreported income or that you and someone else are claiming the same dependents. • The IRS will not initiate contact with you by e-mail, text or social media. To Reduce Your Risk Of Being Victimized By Tax Identity Theft: • Submit your tax return as early in the tax season as possible. • Be careful what you share – don’t give out your personal information unless you know who is asking and why, and don’t be shy about refusing. • Dispose of sensitive information safely – shred it with a micro-cut shredder. • Know your tax preparer. Check the status of your refund after filing at www.irs.gov/refunds. If you think someone filed a fraudulent refund with your information, call the IRS Identity Theft line at 800-908-4490. To learn more, visit www.ftc.gov/taxidtheft. When it comes to fraud, vigilance is our number one weapon. You have the power to protect yourself and your loved ones from scams. Please share this alert with friends and family.

Take a moment to learn about the Apple Valley Police Department Chaplain Program. These faithful volunteers help our officers during the most difficult and stressful situations we respond to. We could not serve our community without the help of these great chaplains!

Apple Valley Police Press Release regarding a school bus crash in the parking lot of Scott Highlands Middle School today. http://www.ci.apple-valley.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/8626

Pretty night for a drive in Apple Valley. Can you hear me knocking?