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.

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1. Where is the Lakeville Police Department located?
2. What are the hours of the Lakeville Police Department?
3. When should I call 911?
4. What number should I call if I don't have an emergency?
5. How can I request data or obtain copies of data, including police or traffic accident reports?
6. How do I obtain a permit to purchase a handgun?
7. How do I obtain a permit to carry a firearm?
8. Who do I contact for animal-related calls?
9. What do I need to do if I am in a motor vehicle crash?
10. Are there any parking restrictions in the City of Lakeville?
11. Can the police help me if I lock my keys in the car?
12. Does Lakeville have a curfew for juveniles?
13. How do I obtain a Letter of Clearance (Good Conduct)?
14. How do I register as a solicitor?
15. How do I obtain my Minnesota driving record?
16. Do you provide fingerprinting services?
17. How do I get an order for protection or restraining order?
18. How do I check for sexual offenders living in my neighborhood?
19. How do I acknowledge an officer or employee that was helpful to me?
20. How do I make a complaint against an officer or an employee of the Police Department?
21. What are the rules regarding child restraint/safety seats in motor vehicles?
22. I am concerned I may have been a victim of identity theft. What should I do?
23. The Lakeville Police Department impounded my vehicle. Where can I retrieve it?
24. Is it possible for a citizen to ride along with an officer in a squad car?
25. Can I request a police patch for my collection?