LAKEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Lakeville Police Department is dedicated to reducing crime, problem solving and ensuring the quality of life in Lakeville. The department was founded in 1882 and is now made up of 53 men and woman who are dedicated to serving the Lakeville community. The Lakeville Police department is made up of Patrol Officers, two K-9 units, Detectives, School Resource Officers and our Crime Scene Unit. We also have officers that serve on the Dakota County MAAG (SWAT), Honor Guard and Dakota County Drug Task Force.
Lakeville has grown to a population of 57,900 and with the increase in population comes the increase
in calls they take. In 2013, the Lakeville Police Department responded to 33,318 calls consisting of medical emergencies, animal related calls, alarms, lobby walk-ins and 911 calls. Training is ongoing for all officers. Officers have field training, firearms training, conflict resolution and the K-9 team trains on a daily basis.
The Lakeville Police Department is dedicated to our community and participates in many community events including Citizen’s Academy, Night to Unite, Kids Safety Camp and Pan-O-Prog to name a few. It is because of our dedicated officers that we are fortunate enough to have their participation at the number of events that happen in Lakeville every year. This department, like all Police agencies, is challenged by the increased demands and the limited resources. The Lakeville Public Safety Foundation would like to provide assistance with the items that are not budgeted and that will better our department and make our officers the best the state has to offer.
Some additional items needed are:
- Defibrillators (Additional)
- Traffic Tubes (Speed Study Device)
- FLIR Device (Thermal Imaging Camera)
- Tasers with Video
- K-9 Program (Additional Training Opportunities)
- Honor Guard Start-Up (Long Term Funding)