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Sheriff Dave Bellows

  • Sheriff
    Dakota County Sheriff's Office
    Appointed February, 2010
    Elected November, 2010, to four-year term

  • Chief Deputy Sheriff
  • Dakota County Sheriff’s Office
    Appointed February, 2000

  • Commander
  • Operations Division
    Dakota County Sheriff’s Office
    March, 1999

  • Member of the Lakeville
    Police Department

  • January 1980 to March 1999
    Held the following ranks:
    Lieutenant           1994 to 1999
    Sergeant             1989 to 1994
    Detective             1987 to 1989
    Patrol Officer       1980 to 1987

sheriff bellows


  • Master of Arts in Public Administration from Hamline University
  • Bachelor of Arts from Metropolitan State University
  • Graduate of the FBI National Academy (192 Session), Quantico, Virginia
  • Graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development (47th Session), Quantico, Virginia
  • Awards:

  • 2008 Outstanding Alumni, Inver Hills Community College
  • Medal of Honor, Lakeville Police Department (1994)*
  • Award of Honor, Minnesota Public Safety Award (1994) *
    * Received awards as a member of the Lakeville Police Department for actions during the crash of an aircraft at the Airlake Airport.

  • Affiliations:

  • Instructor for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA)   Supervision and Management   Police Personnel Management

  • Adjunct Instructor in Law Enforcement Master’s Program at Metropolitan State University
    Policy Analysis
    Organizational Development

  • Current Member, Lakeville Rotary
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