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

MnDOT will begin work on State HWY 50, from HWY 3 in Farmington to HWY 52 in Hampton, next week. Clearing & Grubbing is scheduled to begin 4/24; lane closures and road work begin 4/25. Full Closure of HWY 50 from HWY 3 to HWY 52 will begin at 8 p.m. on 4/27 and will reopen at 5 a.m. on 4/30. Local traffic only during these times. This closure will repeat the following weekend (5/4 to 5/7). Additional information is available at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy50farmington/

Plan ahead! Nightly parking restrictions ended April 15. Although, when there is a snow storm greater than 2 inches, parking is restricted until public works crews have plowed from curb to curb. According to the US National Weather Service Twin Cities Minnesota, we are predicted to get 3 inches of snow Tuesday night into Wednesday. Parking restrictions will automatically go into effect - park off street so our public works crews can efficiently clear the snow.

We have all seen the weather reports - we’re going to be hit with another (and hopefully last!) large winter event this weekend. Many factors will come into play on how the weather will impact travel; timing of the changeover from rain to snow, overall track of storm, ground temperatures and wind. Our Public Works crews are prepared for a long weekend of combating whatever comes our way. This storm is predicted to have a relatively long duration. During the event, crews will focus on maintaining drive-ability on priority routes and through intersections. Please be patient as it will likely take a while to fully clear all city streets. In general, it is best to avoid travel on Saturday if you can.

Dear Farmington Residents, With the weather warming up, we thought we would take this opportunity to ask that playthings (hockey nets, etc) be removed from the ice as soon as possible. Before you know it, the ice will no longer be safe to walk on and we don't think anyone wants these things on the bottom. Thank you for your cooperation.

FARMINGTON NAMED THE 4TH SAFEST CITY IN MINNESOTA The National Council for Home Safety and Security has recently named Farmington the 4th safest city in Minnesota for 2018 (https://www.alarms.org/safest-cities-in-minnesota-2018/). To identify the safest cities in Minnesota, they reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with population data and internal research. They eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000. The remaining cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes accounting for 1.5 of the total due to their severity. The Farmington Police Department is very proud of this distinction, but we could not have achieved this alone. Farmington’s residents are engaged in our community and help us to do our job. It is a true partnership.

The Dakota County Sheriff's Office has opened a gun permit window at the Western Service Center in Apple Valley (42 and Galaxie). For Farmington residents, you would still come to our Police Department for permits to purchase, but you can now go to Apple Valley for your permit to carry.

SCAM ALERT We have just been informed that residents have been getting phone calls from people pretending to be from the city of Farmington Public Works department. The caller is requesting payment for utility bills over the phone. The caller ID reads "Public Works". First, if someone from the city of Farmington calls you, that is what the caller ID will say. But more importantly, they will never contact a resident via telephone and ask for any type of payment. All communications of this sort will occur via the US Mail. The most frustrating part for us at the police department is that we have no way to track these scammers down. They use sophisticated equipment to "spoof" phone numbers, so we have no way of telling where they are calling from. The best advice we can give is to never give anyone personal information over the phone. If you have any questions, let us know.

With the snow coming, we thought it would be a good time to remind you that, like most other cities in the metro, Farmington has winter parking restrictions. No parking on city streets between 0230 and 0530, November 1 to April 15, or until the streets are plowed after a 2"+ snowfall. If you park on the street, you will probably get a ticket.

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 (graphicbeyonddesign.com) 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 http://bit.ly/2nugeql

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.

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 http://bit.ly/2Ap7ELM

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 http://bit.ly/2yPEE2q

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.