Swap Spot



Swap Spot Sign Photo


With the increase in online shopping through outlets like Craigslist, law enforcement agencies, like the Dakota county Sheriff's Office, are seeing the need to create safe places for residents to conduct these transactions.


In addition to property exchanges, there is also a need to have a safe place to make child custody exchanges in an environment which provides security to all family members.


The Dakota County Sheriff's Office has set up two Swap Spots for residents to conduct business or make child custody exchanges in a safe, well-lit environment.


  1. The lobby of the Law Enforcement Center located at 1580 Highway 55; Hastings, MN is open 24 hours a day and offers residents an indoor, safe location to conduct business and make exchanges. This area is staffed during business hours, and is monitored by Jail Control around the clock.
  2. The West parking lot in front of the Juvenile Services Center is available 24 hours a day also, and is a good spot to transact larger items. There is a blue security pillar which has 911 calling and camera recording capabilities. This area is not staffed.

If you have any questions about Swap Spots, please call us at 651-438-4700.

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Last Reviewed: 4/1/2016
Last Updated: 4/11/2016

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Dakota County Sheriff's Office

1580 Highway 55
Hastings, MN 55033

Emergency/Non-Emergency: 911