Crime Prevention

Crime prevention means using your instincts and actions to reduce a criminal’s opportunity. The Dayton Police department provides proactive crime prevention programs and information to assist citizens in reducing their risks of becoming a victim of crime.

The Dayton Police Department Camera Registry

The Dayton Police Department wants to partner with residents and business owners who have video surveillance on the exterior of their homes or business. You might have a multi-camera system or a simple doorbell camera at your front door. No matter your level of surveillance your participation in this program will help the police department in the event of a crime in your area. Register your cameras today by clicking the link below to complete and submit the form online. If you prefer a paper form, you can email and request a form to or stop by in person to the Dayton Police Department 13700 Zanzibar Ln Dayton, MN  55327.

Camera Registration Form


Premise Survey

Business owners in the City of Dayton can request to have the Crime Prevention Officer come to your business and perform a premise survey. This survey will provide you with ideas on how to make your business and property more secure and help avoid becoming a victim of a crime. If you are interested in a premise survey, please email or call 763-427-2017 ext. 252 and set up a time for the survey.

Identity Theft, Fraud and Scams

Have you been a victim of identity theft, fraud or a scam?  Are you looking for information on how to avoid becoming a victim?  The Federal Trade Commission has numerous brochures on these subjects available to view at  Scroll to the file you would like to view and click the pdf link under the picture of the publication.