Public Events and Outreach

Farmington Police Department is dedicated to serve the community through public events, education, and outreach programs. From the Citizen's Academy to Toys for Town, the department participates in events year-round to promote a safe community and create ties in the community.

Click on the titles below for program and event information.

Citizen's Police Academy

The 2016 Citizen’s Police Academy graduated on July 6 at City Hall, following a six week course that met one evening each week. The academy learned about police work through wide range of topics that included the Police Department’s history, MAAG (SWAT) Team, police psychology, the Dakota County Drug Task Force, practical patrol experience, traffic stops, computer aided dispatching and how technology is used to improve police work. The group also toured the Dakota County Jail and Dakota Communications Center. The Farmington Police Department offers the course every other year. Information about the 2018 class will be available through the city’s website, social media, and publications.

National Night Out (NNO)

The National Night Out (NNO) program culminates annually on the first Tuesday of August, this annual event was created to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention, and generate support for police programs. NNO enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.

Visit for a free organizational kit filled with ”how to” materials.

National Police Week Open House

National Police Week Open House
Farmington Police Department, 19500 Municipal Drive

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week that the date falls on as Police Week. Decades later, the event known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events, which attract thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation’s Capital each year.

In recognition of National Police Week, the Farmington Police Department will hold an annual open house. Please join us for Police Department and MAAG Team vehicle tours, K-9 demonstrations, and more.

Please visit the website again for details about the 2018 open house. Like the department on Facebook for more event information at

Toys for Town

Toys for Town is an annual drive organized by the Farmington Police Department to help make the holiday season special for children in our community.

The 2018 Toys for Town drive will begin November 1. Unwrapped gift donations will be collected at local businesses (listed below) and city of Farmington buildings. Monetary donations will be accepted at the Police Department or City Hall. Local families will receive groceries and gifts for their children.

Volunteers are needed to wrap gifts at Farmington High School on Saturday, December 23 at 9:00 a.m. Call the Police Department for additional details at 651-280-6700.

If your family is in need of this program, the department will take request calls through December 14, 2018. Call 651-280-6TOY (6869) or email at 

2018 Toys for Town donation drop off locations
- Farmington addresses unless otherwise noted

Akin Elementary, 5231 195th Street West
Anchor Bank, 324 Oak Street
Anytime Fitness, 20700 Chippendale Avenue
Blue Nose Coffee, 20700 Chippendale Avenue West #1
Bourbon Butcher, 20700 Chippendale Avenue West #15
Castle Rock Bank, 22140 Chippendale Avenue
Celts Pub & Grill, 200 3rd Street
Children’s Dental, 17677 Cedar Avenue
CVS Pharmacy, 19605 Pilot Knob Road
Dakota County Lumber, 28 Eighth Street
Dakota Electric, 4300 220th Street West
Family Fresh Market , 115 Elm Street
Farmington City Hall, 430 Third Street
Farmington Community Education, 6100 195th Street West
Farmington Gymnastics Center, 113 Elm Street
Farmington Lanes, 27 Fifth Street
Farmington Library, 508 Third Street
Farmington Lutheran Church, 20600 Akin Rd
Farmington Police Department, 19500 Municipal Drive
Farmington Veterinary Clinic, 645 Eighth Street
Get Tan, 923 Eighth Street
Gossips, 300 block, Third Street
Hair Hut, 17 Fourth Street
Levi P. Dodge Middle School, 4200 208th Street
Market on Oak, 331 Third Street
Meadowview Elementary, 6100 195th Street West
Metro PCS, 115 Elm Street
Midwest Dental, 20700 Chippendale Ave, #10
Pam McCarthy- American Family Insurance, 402 Third Street
Pellicci Hardware, 3560 213th Street West
Rambling River Center, 325 Oak Street
Robert Boeckman Middle School, 800 Denmark Avenue
Round Bank, 3380 Vermillion River Trail
Scott Chiropractic Clinic, 15067 Crestone Ave., Rosemount, MN
Synergy Dance Studio, 945 Eighth Street
Twist and Tumble, 510 Walnut

The Farmington Police Department thanks everyone who made a contribution and/or volunteered last year. You helped make the season special for families in our community!