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  • Provide primary law enforcement services to 355 square miles of rural Dakota County. This patrol area includes approximately 20,000 residents living in 13 incorporated townships and six small cities.
  • Provide traffic enforcement and conduct initial investigation for complaints/crimes such as burglaries, domestics, alarms, and suspicious activities.
  • Respond to and assist with motor vehicle accidents and medical emergencies.
  • Service the citizens by preventing and suppressing crime and protecting lives and property.
  • Apprehend and assist in the prosecution of criminals, recover property, investigate crimes, and aggressively enforce traffic laws.
  • Establish and maintain a partnership with the community to improve the quality of life within the county.

Contact Information:

To contact the Patrol Division, call (651) 438-4750


Bike Patrol

  • The Bike Patrol Unit works cooperatively with divisions such as Patrol and Parks, Lakes and Trails to increase visibility and help deter criminal activity. In 2013, they travelled over 665 miles in our cities, townships and on our bike trails.
  • In addition to their patrol duties, they also take part in many events including National Night Out, bike safety camps, Dakota County Fair security, parade details and the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.
  • Deputies assigned with the Bike Patrol Unit are certified as Police Cyclists through the International Police Mountain Bike Association.






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