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)

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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.

Farmington Police Department will accept NNO visit requests from a police officer, firefighter, or both in July 2018.  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.

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 2017 Toys for Town drive will begin in November. Unwrapped gift donations will be collected at local businesses 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 Wednesday, November 1 through December 15, 2017. Call 651-280-6TOY (6869) or email at

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!