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

On 1/9/18 at 3:00am, two individuals robbed the Kwik Trip store located at 217 Elm St in Farmington. A handgun was displayed. Suspects left on foot to the north. The Farmington Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying the suspects. Also, there is a logo on the red sweatshirt; any assistance in identifying the brand would be appreciated. Do not approach the suspects as they should be considered armed. Please contact Detective Scovill at 651-280-6725 if you have any information.

Don't forget to come and wrap presents for Toys for Town this morning, 9am at Farmington High School. There should be plenty of gifts to wrap! Special thanks to Holly Bernatz from Beyond Design, LLC ( for throwing this cool new logo our way.

We would like to welcome the newest member of our department, K-9 Odin, who is a one year Belgian Malinois. He will be partnered with Officer Gary Tipton who was recently selected as our new K-9 officer. You won’t see Odin for a while as his training will not be completed until May, but we wanted to let our supporters know of his arrival. Watch this page for additional information.

Police Chief Brian Lindquist introduced Police Sergeant Andrew Bellows at last night’s Farmington City Council meeting. Sergeant Bellows was recently selected for promotion to the sergeant position. He has served Farmington as a field training officer, worked on the drug task force, and serves as a use of force instructor. Watch the meeting at

Volunteers are needed to wrap gifts at Farmington High School on Saturday, December 23 at 9:00 a.m. No need to register to volunteer. Simply show up at Farmington High School on the 23rd!

Found Puppy!! If you have recently lost your puppy in the area of Pilot Knob and 184th St. please all us at 651-280-6700.

Unwrapped gift donations will be collected at local businesses listed on the city’s website at and city of Farmington buildings. Monetary donations will be accepted at the Police Department or City Hall. Local families will receive groceries and gifts for their children. Volunteers are needed to wrap gifts at Farmington High School on Saturday, December 23 at 9:00 a.m. Call the Police Department for details at 651-280-6700. If your family is in need of this program, the department will take request calls through December 15, 2017. Call 651-280-6TOY (6869) or email at

The Police Department acknowledged two officers at the City Council meeting last night. Police Sergeant Lee Hollatz retired from the Farmington Police Department this month. Police Chief Brian Lindquist thanked Sergeant Hollatz for his 22 years of service to the community. And City Administrator David McKnight administered the Oath of Office to Police Officer Keaton Reuben. Watch the meeting at

Seasonal parking restrictions are in effect. There is no parking on city streets from 2:30 am to 5:30 am, whether it is snowing or not.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Tuesday, October 31st, at approximately 3:20pm, officers from the Farmington Police Department responded to a welfare check at a residence in the 22000 block of Twin Ponds Circle. The subject at that address had been making threats of suicide to her mother and a friend. Both reported that she had a hand gun. Officers were unable to make contact with her by phone or at the door of the residence. Officers opened a window to the residence and called out to the subject, identifying themselves as the police and offering help. The subject yelled for the officers to leave before discharging a firearm. Officers formed a perimeter around the residence and requested a crisis negotiation team and the SWAT team. After two hours of intermittent communication through text messaging, the subject stopped responding to crisis negotiators. Two remote-controlled robots were deployed into the residence; one on the main level and the other upstairs via a window. The robot on the upper level located the subject deceased on the floor with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Farmington Police Department would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance in this incident: Dakota County Sheriff, Lakeville Police, Burnsville Police, Dakota County Mutual Aid Assistance Group (SWAT Team), and the Dakota Communications Center dispatchers.

Situation at 220th St and Hwy 3 resolved. A press release will be made available Wednesday, November 1st.

The Farmington Police Department have responded to the report of a barricaded party in the area of 220th Street and Hwy 3. There is no threat to the public and we ask the public to stay away from the area while officers diffuse the situation.

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.