Police News, Events, & Announcements

Tips for the Holiday Season

The Dayton Police Department wants to remind residents to be vigilant this holiday season as packages begin to arrive on our doorsteps. The best holidays are safe holidays. Package theft is a common topic of conversation this time of year. Help us help you by following these tips to thwart package thefts:

  1. Keep each other updated about recent package theft activity
  2. Ask a neighbor to pick up a package if your plans have you away from home
  3. Offer to pick up a neighbor’s packages
  4. Request for packages to be sent to your post office or participating location


Important Info Regarding Police Department Services


City facilities have now reopened to the public.  While city buildings have reopened, there are some restrictions in place.  No more than one member of the public will be allowed in the City buildings.  Markers will be on the floor to help guide people to ensure social distancing.   While the City offices are re-opening, citizens are encouraged to continue using email, mail, fax and phone procedures wherever possible.

The Police Department began issuing parking permits again as of Monday May 18th.  Please call before you come in to make sure there is someone at the desk to assist you.  Only one person is allowed in the lobby at a time.   If you are someone who is at risk in regard to COVID 19 concerns, or are not comfortable coming into the police department to obtain your permit, please complete the  parking permit application found here and return to the PD by mail to Dayton Police Department 13700 Zanzibar Lane Dayton, MN  55327 or email info@daytonpolice.org. Please indicate how many permits you would like.  No more than 3 and will only be issued to the address on the application. Please remember the parking permits only excuse you from the no parking  2 am to 6 am rule.  All other rules apply.  You must be parked along your own property line.  If you have any questions, call 763-427-2017.

While City buildings have reopened to the public, the Dayton Police Department will continue some of the 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 best practices to avoid the spread of COVID 19, we will be keeping some of the restrictions in place until further notice. 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 need to come to the office to make a report, you will be required to  wear a mask while in the building. 
  • 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, you can either come in to the office or you can 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 public fingerprinting will be done until further notice.
  • Firearm Permits are once again accepted in person.  If you have COVID concerns, you can return your application 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 showing current address in the City of Dayton.  Approved permits can be picked up at the police department or mailed upon request 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.

Teen Driving Skills 2021

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.

2021 TEEN Driving Skills SF Flyer

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.