- Where is the Lakeville Police Department located?
The address is 9237 183rd Street. It is located at the intersection of 183rd Street and Dodd Boulevard, next to Life Time Fitness.
- What are the hours of the Lakeville Police Department?
The Lakeville Police Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs police assistance or would like to make any type of incident report.
- When should I call 911?
You should call 911 anytime you have an emergency situation, like a fire, a serious injury or medical condition, a crime in progress or anytime you need to speak with a police officer. When you call 911 an emergency dispatcher will answer the phone and ask you for details about your situation. Please speak clearly and calmly to the dispatcher. If you dial 911 by accident, please stay on the line and advise the dispatcher that the call to 911 was an accident. If you dial 911 and hang up without speaking to a dispatcher, a police officer will most likely be sent to the location the call was made from.
- What number should I call if I don't have an emergency?
You can submit online police reports for some non-emergency incidents when you do not expect investigative follow-up: lakevillepdmn.policetocitizen.com. Additionally, the Lakeville Police Department partners with the Dakota 911 dispatch center. Dakota 911 encourages the use of 911 for any situation that requires the response of police, fire or emergency medical personnel. This includes non-emergency situations such as reporting a crime, a traffic situation or suspicious activity. The dispatcher will ask questions to help assure the proper level of response and that emergencies receive the highest priority. 911 should not be used for information-only purposes. You may also contact Dakota 911 at 952-322-2323.
- How can I request data or obtain copies of data, including police or traffic accident reports?
Submit a Data Request Form (PDF) to the Lakeville Police Department by email, fax or mail. Describe the data you are requesting as specifically as possible, supply pertinent information such as date, time, address, and/or case number. Data requests for information about you a must be submitted with a copy of a valid state ID, driver’s license, military ID or passport.
The Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13) regulates the release of government and law enforcement data. Government data is classified as either Public, Private or Confidential. There may be some information in a report that is public and other information that is classified as private or confidential.
Private data can be accessed only by the person who is the subject of the data, you must supply a copy of a valid state ID, such as a driver’s license, military ID, or passport as proof of identity. Traffic accident reports, except for any of the types of data classified as public under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82, subdivisions 3 (request for service data) and 6 (response or incident data), are confidential and only available to those involved in the accident or who have sustained a loss as a result of the accident. Requests by those representing or insuring individuals involved or who sustained a loss must be in writing, and contain the accident information and name of the person they are representing or insuring.
Confidential data can only be accessed by persons specifically authorized.
There may be charges for copies, materials onto which we copy data, mailing costs, charges for creating summary data, etc. which will be communicated by the Police Department Administrative Services.
- How do I obtain a permit to purchase a handgun?
Complete the Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application/Receipt Permit to Purchase/Transfer form Firearm Application/Receipt Permit (PDF), making sure you sign and date the four (4) SIGNATURE and DATE lines. Email or mail the form WITH a copy of a valid state ID, driver’s license, military ID or passport to the Lakeville Police Department; email: PoliceRecords@lakevillemn.gov, mail: Police Department, 9237 183rd St. W., Lakeville, MN 55044. A background check will be completed and your permit will be mailed to you.
- How do I obtain a permit to carry a firearm?
Contact the Sheriff’s Department in the county in which you live.
- Who do I contact for animal-related calls?
If you have a concern regarding wildlife in your yard/neighborhood, contact a wildlife expert. The City of Lakeville will only remove some wildlife and in limited situations (sick/injured/deceased).
Coyotes are a part of the community. We have more information on our Coyotes in Lakeville webpage.
When looking for a missing pet:
- Alert your neighbors as quickly as possible.
- Notify your veterinary clinic.
- Make sure your pet’s microchip info is updated with your current contact information.
- Additional lost and found pet resources can be found on the Humane Society's website.
- You can also try calling Dakota Pet Hospital at 952-469-1525 and local shelters.
The Lakeville Police Department does not house any animals or have pets for adoption.
The City of Lakeville does not have a cat ordinance and will not pick up any cats. Instead, you can contact a local shelter.
For other concerns, call Lakeville Police by dialing 911 or 651-322-2323 (Dakota 911), or you may also leave a message for a Community Service Officer at 952-985-2880.
- What do I need to do if I am in a motor vehicle crash?
The driver of any motor vehicle involved in a collision shall immediately stop the motor vehicle at the scene of the collision, or as close to the collision as possible without unnecessarily obstructing traffic, and reasonably investigate what was struck. If the driver knows or has reason to know the collision involves injury, death, damage to a vehicle driven or attended by another, damage to any unattended vehicle, or damage to property, the driver in every event shall remain at the scene of the collision until the driver has fulfilled the requirements of giving information as explained in Minnesota Statutes, section 169.09.
- The driver of any motor vehicle involved in a collision the driver knows or has reason to know results in bodily injury to or death of another, or damage to any vehicle driven or attended by another, shall give the driver's name, date of birth, mailing address or email address, and the registration plate number of the vehicle being driven. The driver shall, upon request and if available, exhibit the driver's license or permit to drive to any peace officer at the scene of the collision or who is investigating the collision. The driver shall render reasonable assistance to any individual injured in the collision.
- If not given at the scene of the collision, the driver, within 72 hours after the accident, shall give, on request to any individual involved in the collision or to a peace officer investigating the collision, the name and address of the insurer providing vehicle liability insurance coverage, and the local insurance agent for the insurer.
You are required to notify the police if there is an injury or death related to the collision, or if public property has been damaged, or if you are unable to exchange information with the other driver or a property owner. Collisions that result in property damage only can be handled by the drivers exchanging information.
If for any reason you would like a police officer to respond to your motor vehicle collision, call 911 or 952-322-2323 (Dakota 911) and a police officer will respond to assist you.
- Are there any parking restrictions in the City of Lakeville?
- From November 1 to April 1, there is no parking on any city street between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. every day.
- No motor vehicle, trailer, boat or seasonal vehicle shall be parked on any city street for more than 48 hours.
- Can the police help me if I lock my keys in the car?
The Lakeville Police Department will respond to vehicle lock-outs in emergency situations (i.e., a child is locked in the vehicle). In non-emergency situations, you should contact a locksmith, tow company or full-service gas station.
- Does Lakeville have a curfew for juveniles?
Yes. The City of Lakeville follows the Dakota County curfew ordinance:
- Under 12 Sunday-Thursday: 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Friday & Saturday: 10 p.m.-5 a.m.
- Age 12-14 Sunday-Thursday: 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Friday & Saturday: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.
- Age 15-17 Sunday-Thursday: 11 p.m.-5 a.m. Friday & Saturday: Midnight-5 a.m.
- How do I obtain a Letter of Clearance (Good Conduct)?
Submit a Data Request Form (PDF) to the Lakeville Police Department.
- How do I register as a solicitor?
Submit (1) the Solicitor Registration Form (PDF) and (2) a copy of your valid driver’s license to PoliceRecords@lakevillemn.gov or by mail to: Lakeville Police Department, 9237 183rd Street West, Lakeville, MN 55044.
- How do I obtain my Minnesota driving record?
The Lakeville Police Department has access to driving records for law enforcement purposes only. Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) does not allow us to provide that data to individuals or businesses. Contact DVS directly via their website or by phone at 651-296-6911.
- Do you provide fingerprinting services?
Fingerprint services are available by appointment only. Payment by cash or check is accepted. Contact our administrative offices at 952-985-2800 to schedule an appointment.
- How do I get an order for protection or restraining order?
Orders for protection and harassment/restraining orders are issued by district courts. Visit any of the Dakota County service center locations to complete an application for any of these orders. More information is available at the Minnesota Judicial Branch website.
- How do I check for sexual offenders living in my neighborhood?
Some information on Level III predatory offenders is available online from the Minnesota Department of Corrections.
- How do I acknowledge an officer or employee that was helpful to me?
You can submit your comments online on our website. You may also send an email, letter or a card to the Police Department. Please include a brief description of how the officer/employee was helpful to you. You may also call us at 952-985-2800 to pass along this information.
- How do I make a complaint against an officer or an employee of the Police Department?
If you have a complaint regarding the conduct of an officer or employee of the Police Department, call 952-985-2800 and ask to speak with the Watch Commander or on-duty supervisor. This person will be able to explain the complaint process to you. You may also send us information online via our website.
- What are the rules regarding child restraint/safety seats in motor vehicles?
The law requires a child who is both under age 8 and shorter than 4'9" to be fastened in a child safety seat or booster. Under this law, a child cannot use a seat belt alone until age 8 or 4'9" tall, whichever comes first. It is recommended to keep a child in a child seat or booster based on height, rather than age. Infants under 20 pounds and age 1 must be in a rear-facing safety seat. Booster seats and other child restraint/safety seats must be installed according to manufacturer's instructions. Car seat checks are available at multiple locations. Visit the Minnesota Department of Public Safety website for a list of locations.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety website is a good resource for more information. It contains details about the law, how to install car seats and more.
- I am concerned I may have been a victim of identity theft. What should I do?
Contact the Lakeville Police Department to report any identity theft. An officer will provide you with information on the steps you should take to clear your identity and protect yourself in the future. He/she will review this identity theft information with you and help you submit the related forms. Online resources include the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, Social Security Administration, Equifax, TransUnion or Experian. We also list some identity theft resources on our website.
- The Lakeville Police Department impounded my vehicle. Where can I retrieve it?
If the vehicle is not being held for investigative purposes, the vehicle will be located at Marek’s Towing in Lakeville. You will need a copy of the impoundment form, which may have been given to you on the scene. Otherwise you may pick it up at the Police Department. This form has the address and phone number of the tow company.
- Is it possible for a citizen to ride along with an officer in a squad car?
No, since the inception of our Citizen's Academy, we no longer have ride-alongs with officers.
- Can I request a police patch for my collection?
We receive numerous requests for our patches from patch collectors and other law enforcement enthusiasts around the world. The uniform patches of the Lakeville Police Department are restricted. Patches are purchased with city funds, and for security reasons, it is our policy to only issue uniform patches to authorized employees of the Department. Our uniform patch is not currently available to the public and is not available for purchase.