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 more 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

The National Night Out program culminates annually on the first Tuesday of August.

The Farmington Police Department will accept visit requests for the 2017 National Night Out campaign in July 2017.

Email the Police Department for NNO information at

Please contact the Police Department at 651-280-6700 if you have questions.

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

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.

2016 Toys for Town gifts were donated throughout the community and collected on Tuesday, December 13. Monetary donations were also be accepted at the Police Department or City Hall. Thank you to all of the local businesses that participated (listed below).

Volunteers are needed to wrap gifts at Farmington High School on Saturday, December 17 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, call
651-280-6869 or


The 2015 Toys for Town drive helped serve 73 families, which included 209 children. Families received groceries and gifts for their children. The Farmington Police Department thanks everyone who made a contribution and/or volunteered. You helped to make the season special for families in our community!