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 Farmington Police Department is accepting applications for its first Teen Citizen’s Police Academy that will run from June 17 to July 22. 

Participants will meet every Monday at the Farmington Police Department, 19500 Municipal Dr., from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This opportunity is available to Farmington residents and those who attend the Farmington Area School District. Here are the program requirements:

- Must be a high school student or recently graduated, ages 15-18. 

- Must have approval from parent or guardian if under the age of 18, sign a consent waiver and pass a criminal background check. 

- Must have transportation, some weeks may include an alternate location other than the police department.

- Must commit to the full 6 weeks. 

- Must be willing to learn and have fun interacting with Farmington officers.

The Teen Citizen’s Police Academy is a great way for the police department to engage our community members by giving them a glimpse into different areas of our day-to-day operations. In return, the department gets valuable feedback from our applicants and it opens up dialogue weekly through various presentations, speakers and demonstrations. Interested applicants should apply no later than June 10. All applicants will be subject to a criminal background check prior to approval.  For more information or to apply, contact Officer Cassie Redmond at 651-280-6720 or

Past classes: 
On Tuesday, Oct. 31, 22 candidates who live and work in Farmington graduated from the Farmington Police Department’s 2018 Citizens Academy. The candidates
joined Police Officer Cassie Redmond for a three hour class every week for eight weeks. They got a glimpse into the jobs of the department’s school resource officer,
investigations, narcotics and patrol.

The candidates spent a class touring the Dakota County Jail. They also got to visit the Dakota County MAAG facility and the Dakota Communications Center.
The last class and graduation took place in the City Council Chambers where the candidates brought their family and friends for a presentation on the county’s K-9 team.

Thank you, Farmington Police Department and Citizen’s Academy candidates, for another great year!

group photo of 2018 citizens academy class

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 2019 Toys for Town drive will begin Nov. 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, Dec. 21 at 9 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 Dec. 15, 2019. Call 651-280-6TOY (6869) or email

2019 Toys for Town donation drop-off locations:
*Farmington addresses unless otherwise noted

Akin Road Elementary, 5231 195th St. W 
Anytime Fitness, 20700 Chippendale Ave.
BTD Manufacturing, 21350 Cedar Avenue, Lakeville
BlueNose Coffee, 20700 Chippendale Ave. W #1
Boeckman Middle School, 800 Denmark Ave.
Bourbon Butcher, 20700 Chippendale Ave. W #15
Castle Rock Bank, 22140 Chippendale Ave.
Celt's Pub & Grill, 200 3rd St.
Children’s Dental, 17677 Cedar Ave.
Cornerstone Preschool and Childcare, 305 Elm St.
CVS Pharmacy, 19605 Pilot Knob Road
Crossfit Calypso, 21210 Eaton Ave.
Dakota County Lumber, 28 Eighth St.
Dakota Electric, 4300 220th St. W 
Family Fresh Market , 115 Elm St. 
Farmington City Hall, 430 Third St.
Farmington Community Education, 6100 195th St. W
Farmington Lanes, 27 Fifth St.
Farmington Library, 508 Third St.
Farmington Liquors, 109 Elm St & 18350 Pilot Knob Rd
Farmington Lutheran Church, 20600 Akin Rd
Farmington Police Department, 19500 Municipal Drive
Farmington Tap House, 313 3rd St.
Farmington Veterinary Clinic, 645 Eighth St.
Hale Nutrition, 115 Elm St., Ste D
Heavenly Hair, 319 4th St.  
Levi P. Dodge Middle School, 4200 208th St.
Market on Oak, 331 Third St.
Meadowview Elementary, 6100 195th St. W 
Midwest Dental, 20700 Chippendale Ave, #10
Old National Bank, 324 Oak St.
Pam McCarthy- American Family Insurance, 402 Third St.
Pellicci Hardware, 3560 213th St. W
Premier Bank, 316 Oak St.
Rambling River Center, 325 Oak St.
Robert Boeckman Middle School, 800 Denmark Ave.
Round Bank, 3380 Vermillion River Trail
Scott Chiropractic Clinic, 15067 Crestone Ave., Rosemount, MN
Synergy Dance Studio, 109 Elm St., Suite D 
Twist and Tumble, 510 Walnut St.

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!

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