Dakota Communications Center (DCC)

The City of Apple Valley has partnered with Dakota County and other Dakota County cities to provide a consolidated single public safety dispatch center. The DCC answers all emergency and non-emergency telephone calls.

Call 9-1-1

Residents should dial 9-1-1 any time they need police, fire, or medical personnel to respond. 
  • Call 9-1-1 for any situation that requires a police officer, such as: traffic accidents, burglaries, property damage, parking complaints, or ordinance violations. 
  • Call 9-1-1 to request an ambulance, receive medical assistance, report a fire, or report signs of a fire such as smoke or fire alarms. 
  • Call 9-1-1 to report suspicious or criminal activity, such as shouts for help, breaking glass, or suspicious vehicles or people.

The Dakota Communications Center can be reached from outside the county by calling (952) 322-2323.  Visit their website Dakota Communications Center (DCC).

Information Questions


Apple Valley residents with informational questions or questions regarding ordinances, reports, investigations, persons under arrest, impounded vehicles, or impounded animals can contact the Apple Valley Police Department at (952) 953-2700, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm (excluding holidays). Residents with informational questions after hours should contact the DCC at (952) 322-2323 and ask for an Apple Valley Police Sergeant to return your call.


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