Dakota County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Dakota County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 1580 Highway 55, Hastings, 55033 MN
  • Chief:
Phone: (651)438-4780
Fax: (651)438-4788
Website:

Dakota County Sheriff's Office is located at 1580 Highway 55, Hastings, 55033 MN. The Dakota County Sheriff's Office phone number is (651)438-4780.

Dakota County Sheriff's Office News

The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office manages a grant designed to reduce re-victimization of women and investigate cases of domestic abuse perpetrated via technology. In addition we examine systems to reduce gaps and barriers. Recently we learned that, together with the courts, we have reduced the time from initial court appearance to adjudication from 311 days down to 132. #Justicedelayedisjusticedenied

It’s not like we need a good reason to have some dessert, but when its National Dessert Day, you can bet we are having pie!!

On October 13th Deputy Wilkerson and Gonder attended the Cambodian Fall Festival at the Temple in Hampton Township. Thank you for including your Sheriff's Office in the celebration.

Today, the results of the annual Dakota County Giving Campaign were presented. The winner who raised the most money got a pie in the face. We're happy to report County Attorney James Backstrom was the "winner."

2nd Annual Pie Face Off: This year’s winner that raised the most money for the Giving Campaign is Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom. We are still trying to figure out why the person who raises the most money gets the pie. Thanks to both Sheriff Leslie and Mr. Backstrom for being good sports.

Tonight is the night!!! The Dakota County Sheriff's Office is hosting an Open House event for our Explorer Post on October 11th at 6:00pm in Hastings. If you're between the ages of 14-20 and would like to learn about Law Enforcement, want to be part of a TEAM, or are just looking for a way to be active in your community please consider attending!! Please see our flyer below for more information

This week at the Dakota County Board of Commissioners meeting, Joe Kelly (HSEM Director) presented an award to the Exercise Design Team (EDT). Last February the County was recognized by Minnesota HSEM for its Outstanding Commitment to Emergency Management. This was the result of a yearlong process of training and exercises leading up to the Integrated Emergency Management Course at Camp Ripley. Congratulations to this team for the dedication and commitment to emergency preparedness! The EDT consisted of: BJ Battig-Dakota County Risk Management; Jim Iliff-Dakota County Sheriff’s Office (not pictured); Doug Nelson-Dakota County Sheriff’s Office; Rick Schroeder-Dakota County Sheriff’s Office (not pictured); Ben Rutter-Dakota County Risk Management; Jeremy Kline-Eagan Police Department (not pictured); Dave Powers-Burnsville Police Department; Cheryl Pritzlaff-Dakota Communications Center (not pictured); Ron Jansen-Dakota County Radio Service (not pictured); Randy Knippel-Dakota County GIS; Joe Sapletal-Dakota County GIS; Matt Dinneen-South Metro Fire Department (not pictured); Lea Roberts-Dakota County Public Health

Good Evening, Today the Dakota County Sheriff's Office completed a targeted traffic enforcement event in the City of Apple Valley. One of our Deputies was strategically placed so he could see as many people driving as possible. Our focus was safety, meaning catching drivers that were texting and driving, or not wearing their seatbelts. In 3.5 hours, 11 officers from the Sheriff's Office, Apple Valley, Eagan, South St. Paul, and West. St Paul made 116 traffic stops. Those stops resulted in the following enforcement actions: 62 Texting and Driving Citations 39 Warnings for Distracted Driving 24 Seatbelt Citations 8 Citations for Driving after Suspension/Revocation Please be safe out there. Buckle-up and, IT CAN WAIT.

Do you recall that National Lip Sync challenge contest? Do you remember when we made it to the semifinals and then lost? Well we beg to differ. The award winning band, One Republic performed at the 2018 IACP Conference. Their performance included a 4 minute video honoring law enforcement. In that video there were several clips from our Lip Sync Challenge video. #DCSOwinning

A not-so-great reminder to pay attention while behind the wheel. Stay safe!

Our Office is aware of an incident involving alleged social media use by an employee of a school within Dakota County. Neither the City of Rosemount Police Department nor our Office are currently investigating any incidents related to these posts. It is our understanding that these posts were made outside of school property. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is also aware of the incident and will follow up as appropriate. Please contact District Superintendent Mark Zuzek at 651-423-8226 for further questions relating to the school district’s involvement in the matter.

Here is another look at what our Police Explorers do throughout the year. If you're interested in joining our team, please attend our Open House on October 11th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Dakota County Sheriff's Office in Hastings, MN.

Great News: The Dakota County Sheriff's Office is hosting an Open House event for our Explorer Post on October 11th at 6:00pm in Hastings. If you're between the ages of 14-20 and would like to learn about Law Enforcement, want to be part of a TEAM, or are just looking for a way to be active in your community please consider attending!! Please see our flyer below for more information:

A national test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) will occur this Wednesday October 3rd at 1:18 PM CDT. During this time, WEA compatible cell phones that are switched on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA should be capable of receiving the test message. Users cannot opt out of receiving the WEA test. Also important to note: there is a risk of severe weather across parts of the area near the test time. Since this is a national test, we cannot postpone it. WEA is a very important program. During our surveys of the tornado damage across southern MN and western WI last week, several people hit directly by the tornado took shelter after receiving one of these alerts. It is our opinion the reason there weren't injuries or fatalities from that event was because of WEA. Please share this message!

Ladies and Gentlemen, please read this post from the Wyoming Police Department. When you see emergency lights in your mirror please pull over and stop. If you continue to drive it not only is unsafe, it also delays our response to life threatening calls.

Ladies and Gentlemen, please read this post from the Wyoming Police Department. When you see emergency lights in your mirror please pull over and stop. If you continue to drive not only is it unsafe, it also delays our response to life threatening calls.

Time for Fuel #MNcopsVRA

Deputy Grimes just warned a driver for speeding through Miesville. #MNCOPSVRA

Deputy Welin is on a traffic stop in Vermillion Township. “No Proof of Insurance” ticket for the driver and a “No Seatbelt” ticket for the passenger. #MNcopsVRA

Sgt. Regis, Deputy Welin and Park Ranger Huntington just served an “Eviction Notice” on an Opossum that was living in a chicken coop. No Opossums were hurt during this eviction, although tensions were high. (Opossum was set free) #MNcopsVRA

@DakotaMNSheriff Captain Witt with @FarmingtonPD_MN Officer Strese @VikingsTCO Field for the Farmington High School vs Eagan High School football game. DCSO Police Explorer O'Brien in the game. #MNcopsVRA

@DakotaMNSheriff night crew signing on for shift: Sgt. Regis Deputy Welin Deputy Jensen Deputy Grimes Thanks for riding along with us today. I saw the morning crew was drinking coffee, the night crew drinks MONSTER!!! #MNcopsVRA