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LPD is composed of over 100 employees including licensed officers and essential support staff. The Department is proud to serve Lakeville through their Patrol, Investigations, Street Crimes Unit, K-9 Unit, School Resource Officers, Mental Health Crisis Team and Crime Scene Unit. Officers also serve on South Metro SWAT, Dakota County Drug Task Force and the Dakota County Electronic Crimes Unit.
- Competitive starting and lateral pay rates
- Positive community support and engagement
- Growing community - the largest in Dakota County
- Teamwork mindset
- Progressive administration
- Family and home life considerations
- Access to fitness facility and wellness program
The 70,000-square-foot Lakeville Police Station is a state-of-the art law enforcement center featuring the latest technology and display systems throughout the building. The station features patrol officer and investigator workspaces, meeting rooms, a staffed evidence management room, a forensic evidence lab, an evidence processing garage, and a booking and detention area. The facility also encompasses a secure 35,000-square-foot underground parking garage for squad cars.
The fleet consists of modern marked and unmarked patrol SUVs including outfitted crime scene squads, K-9 squads and take-home investigator vehicles. LPD squad cars are well-equipped with CAD, squad cameras, bunkers, medical bags, less or non-lethal tools and other emergency equipment.
Every year, the Police Department supports National Night Out and the First Responders Community Picnic to connect our officers with members of our community. The PD also participates in Safety Camps, Shop with a Hero, Minnesota Special Olympics events and Lakeville's annual community celebration, Pan-O-Prog.