Farmington Police Department

  • Agency: Farmington Police Department
  • Address: 19500 Municipal Drive, Farmington, 55024 MN
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)

Farmington Police Department is located at 19500 Municipal Drive, Farmington, 55024 MN. The Farmington Police Department phone number is 651.280.6700.

Farmington Police Department News

Farmington City Council meeting highlights: October 16 - Acknowledged the retirement of Police Officer’s Travis Sundvall and K-9 Bosco and the Police Officer Oath was administered to Officer Bobby Lambert. Watch the video at

Bringing the Farmington area community together to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey now through October 31st.

Ellen Harrison was sworn in as an officer with the Farmington Police Department at the City Council meeting last night. Ellen has a Bachelor’s Degree from Concordia University, and most recently was a Criminal History Analyst for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Welcome Ellen, badge number 4736! City Administrator David McKnight administered the Police Officer Oath to Officer Ellen Harrison.

Attempted Second Degree Murder charges filed against Nicholas Orion Carlson in connection with Sunday night's shooting in Farmington. "This appears to be another case of domestic violence that almost took a life in our community. We wish the victim well in her recovery from this violent crime." said Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom. The Farmington Police Department echos Mr. Backstrom's sentiments and would like to thank the departments that assisted us in this case. Additionally, we would like to specifically thank the dispatchers at the Dakota Communications Center for their cool professionalism during this call. The calm way in which they relayed information and responded to requests is a testiment to their dedication to this county. We could not do our job with out them.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Sunday, September 3rd, 2017, at approximately 8:51pm, officers from the Farmington Police Department were dispatched to the 18300 block of Exodus Ct for a female who had been shot. Upon arrival, the 25 year old victim was located in the yard of the residence with multiple gunshot wounds and transported to the hospital. She is currently recovering after surgery. The suspect, a 36 year old male who is known to the victim, remained in the residence and initially refused to exit. The Dakota County Mutual Aid Assistance Group was mobilized and secured the scene while negotiations continued with the suspect. At approximately 10:30pm, the suspect emerged from the residence unarmed and was taken into custody without incident. He is currently being held in the Dakota County Jail pending charges. There is no ongoing threat to public safety. There is no further information available at this time. The Farmington Police Department was assisted by the Farmington Fire Department, Allina Medical Transport as well as officers from the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, Lakeville, Apple Valley, and Burnsville.

Thanks to all neighborhoods for a great National Night Out!

The Farmington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with an arson investigation that occurred in the 300 block of Pine Street on 07-09-17 at approximately 9:15 p.m. A reward up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the identification of person(s) involved in this fire. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’0 tall, medium build, wearing a dark colored t-shirt and shorts. The suspect may have burn injuries. Please call the Arson Hot-Line at 1-800-723-2020 or Farmington Police Department at 651-280-6700 Attn: Detective Scovill.

Be aware of sealcoating scams!

Remember that National Night Out is next Tuesday, August 1st. If you have not yet registered your party/gathering, please do so by emailing as soon as possible so we don't miss anyone!

National Night Out is Tues, August 1. Register your large or small gathering - today: #publicsafety

The National Night Out (NNO) program culminates annually on the first Tuesday of August. This annual event was created to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention, and generate support for police programs. NNO enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Farmington Police Department will accept NNO visit requests from a police officer, firefighter, or both. The department will be more equipped to honor visit requests when made early. Please complete the request form below by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 27. 2017 NNO request form: Please contact the Police Department at 651-280-6700 if you have questions. Visit for a free organizational kit filled with ”how to” materials.

Officer Breanna (Dirks) Larson began her law enforcement career with the Farmington Police Department in November, 2004. Now, after almost 13 years with FPD, she is beginning a new chapter in her life. She is transitioning from being a cop to being a social worker, which is something she is passionate about. During her tenure at FPD, she has worn many hats. She worked as a patrol officer, a Detective and the School Resource Officer at both Dodge and Boeckman Middle Schools. Most recently she has been our lead crime scene technician. “I love it here. It is a great community to work for, and I am going to miss it”, said Larson when asked about her time here. However, she is looking forward to being able to spend more time with her husband and twin boys. Wednesday, June 28th will be her last day with Farmington. Please join us from 2:00pm to 4:30pm at the Farmington Police Department to thank Breanna for the work she has done here, and wishing her well in her future endeavors.

We went to a birthday party this week. Thanks for the invite, and happy birthday guys!

This spring, the Farmington Police Department was able to do something we have not done in some time: we had a mentor student from Farmington High School. Her name was Aubree Latterell, and she recently graduated from FHS. In the words of Chief Lindquist, “She’s been an absolute pleasure to have around.” Congratulations Aubree, and good luck in your law enforcement career!

Last night, Farmington experienced some severe weather. According to the National Weather service, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for the area north of Farmington at 12:25am. At the time the warning was issued, the storms approaching Farmington were weaker than those to the north. At 12:40am, those weaker storms intensified rapidly, resulting in a strong downburst (straight line winds). The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for our area at 12:43am. Chief Lindquist spoke with several people today that experienced damage and they all indicated that the storm and damage occurred very quickly. Several residents have asked why the Civil Defense Sirens did not sound. The answer to that is two-fold. Several years ago, Dakota County changed their policy of activating the sirens for Severe Thunderstorm Warnings. Instead, the sirens are activated only for Tornado Warnings or storms currently producing damage. Last night, by the time officers responded to calls of damage, the storm had passed and the danger had subsided. Had this been a slow moving storm with ongoing damage, the sirens would have sounded. One additional important note. The outdoor Civil Defense Sirens are designed and intended to alert people that are outside. They are not, and never have been, intended to alert people inside a building. If you can hear them inside, that is a bonus. But we would recommend not relying on that. There are numerous apps available for iPhone and Android devices that will give you warnings in real time; a couple of them are from local TV stations. If you don’t have a smart phone or tablet, another option is a weather radio that will alert you to current warnings. As always, our goal is to keep you safe. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Farmington Police Department or the National Weather Service.

Farmington Police Department’s National Police Week Open House in May was well attended – catch some of the fun in this video

Top 10 Most Wanted expanded to Dakota County Most Wanted. There are over 5,000 active warrants issued by Dakota County Courts. Many of these warrants are for significant offenses, specifically Felony Crimes of Violence as defined in Minnesota State Statute. We would appreciate your help in locating these individuals. Please let us know if you have any information at 651-438-4740 or by following the link on the Most Wanted page to leave a tip.