Police News, Events, & Announcements

Important Info Regarding Police Department Services


In an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19, effective March 23, 2020 and continuing through April 10th, 2020, all city facilities will close to the public. This includes City Hall, Public Works and Police Department, Fire Stations 1 and 2, and the Activity Center.  Any extension will be communicated. City staff will continue to work in all facilities in a limited capacity to provide essential city services. See below for how to proceed with Police department service requests.  If you have any questions, call 763-427-2017.


As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in Minnesota and the Twin Cities metro, the Dayton Police Department will be making some changes to non-essential services and how we provide them.  The first concern for our department is the health and safety of our employees as well as those who visit our office.  To follow the guidance from the CDC and MN Dept. of Health regarding social distancing, we will be closing our office building to visitors who have a non-essential service request.  This would be things like record requests, parking permits, house check requests, etc.  Please review the information below regarding the changes to services:

  • If you need to make a police report, please call 911. If the report is one that can be taken over the phone, the officer will do so. If a response is needed the officer will respond to the scene.
  • If you will be leaving town and would like a house check, please use the form at https://cityofdaytonmn.com/departments/police/house-check-request/ or call the office at 763-427-2017 to set up the house check.
  • If need to obtain a copy of a police report, begin by calling the office to see if report is available and what the cost would be. After speaking to the police department staff, go to https://cityofdaytonmn.com/departments/police/services/ , complete the record request form and mail along with check for payment to Dayton Police Department 13700 Zanzibar Lane Dayton, MN  55327, or complete the form and email to info@daytonpolice.org and call City Hall at 763-427-4589 and make a credit card payment over the phone.  Once payment and request form are received the report will be emailed if there is no private data included.  Otherwise, it will be returned via USPS.  
  • No parking permits will be issued at this time. Permits that expire during this time will automatically be extended until services return to normal. 
  • No public fingerprinting will be done until further notice.
  • Firearm Permits will need to be done via mail or email. No faxed applications will be accepted as these often do not come through clearly.  Applicants will need to email completed application to info@daytonpolice.org or mail to the Dayton Police Department 13700 Zanzibar Lane Dayton, MN  55327 along with a photocopy or image of their driver’s license or State ID. Applications will not be accepted without copy or image of ID.   Approved permits will be mailed to the applicant at the address on the driver’s license or State ID when complete.  

We recommend calling the police department at 763-427-2017 before coming to the office if you have any questions or concerns. Please call 911 if you need an officer to respond to you.  We will update the website once we return to normal servicing. 

Pet Clinic

Due to the recommendations from the CDC and MN Dept. of Health regarding social distancing, the Pet and Vaccination Clinic scheduled for May 2, 2020 has been canceled.  At this time there is no alternate date planned.  Any rescheduled vaccination clinics will be posted here and through other available means of community notification.  If you have any questions, please contact the Dayton Police Department at 763-427-2017.

Teen Driving Skills 2020

If anyone has teen drivers ages 16-20, check out this teen driving skills program.  It’s a great program and gives young drivers the chance to learn some valuable skills that can be hard to teach in normal driver’s training situations.  If you have any questions, contact the Dayton Police Department.

2020 TEEN Driving Skills SF Flyer (003)

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.

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. 

Thefts 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.