The Transport Division is responsible for the physical transportation of inmates to ensure they make their court appearances and medical appointments. The goal of the division is to maintain public safety while conducting each transport in a secure and professional manner. On a monthly basis, deputies travel about 13,500 miles to pick up inmates from detention facilities across the State of Minnesota and the United States. About 1,400 individuals are transported per month; a fleet of specially equipped and well-maintained vehicles makes this possible.

The Dakota County Sheriff's Office has special arrangements with surrounding agencies which streamlines the transportation process. These arrangements have been made to alleviate the burden on local taxpayers by reducing the amount of miles traveled. In May of 2017, the Dakota County Sheriff's Office in collaboration with several counties throughout the state went live with a new transportation project. This online tool will allow other agencies the ability to share transports with participating agencies which in turn will cut down on transportation costs.  

Last Reviewed: 4/29/2017
Last Updated: 4/29/2017

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Dakota County Sheriff's Office

1580 Highway 55
Hastings, MN 55033

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