Police News, Events, & Announcements

2023 National Night Out – Tuesday August 2nd-Register Your Party Now!


National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August.  Neighborhoods host block parties,  cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

We will guarantee that a Dayton Police Officer will respond to the first 15 parties that register. If a Dayton Police Officer is available, they will respond to the remaining registered parties in the City of Dayton.
The Department will be giving out gift bags for the kids that attend your event (For the first 15 parties that register.). When you register, please give a count of how many kids will be attending your party.
The host(s) of the parties will pick up the gift bags between Tuesday July 25th, 2023, and Thursday July 27th, 2023, at the Dayton Police Department. Please contact Officer McAlpine to let him know when you plan on picking up your gift bags. We also ask that you call the office at 763-427-2017 when you are on your way to pick up items so we can have everything ready to go.

If you wish to host a party, please contact Officer Dane McAlpine at dmcalpine@daytonpolice.org or call 763-427-2017 and register your party today!


Non-Emergency Calls

The Police department receives numerous non-emergency calls for service to the office. If you are looking to have an officer take a report or need assistance, please contact them through 911. This is the best way to ensure a prompt response as there is not always someone in the office available to take your call. You may also direct non-emergency calls through dispatch at 952-258-5321.

Overnight Parking Permits

Be sure if you will be parking a vehicle(s) on the street overnight, that you obtain a parking permit from the Police department. This is one way officers are able to determine if a vehicle belongs to someone in the area or not. You can access information on obtaining a parking permit in the Parking Permit and Vehicle page of this site. Click here to be directed to the Parking Permit and Vehicle Info page. 

Theft from Autos

Over the past couple summers, there have been a number of theft from auto reports involving commercial / work vehicles. The Dayton Police department is recommending residents who are parking these types of vehicles at their home remove valuable items from inside their vehicles. We realize this may be an inconvenience, but it is the best way to avoid becoming a victim of theft. The suspects are specifically targeting commercial/work vehicles and taking tools and equipment that can be easily sold. It is also recommended to park your vehicle in the driveway and in a well lit area when possible. Please call 911 to report any suspicious activity.

Reserves Wanted

The Dayton Police department is currently seeking qualified individuals to join the Police Reserve. Interested persons should go to the Police Reserve section of this site for more information.