About Us

Chief's Message

The Apple Valley Police Department is a contemporary police agency employing diverse individuals who are committed to working as a team and making Apple Valley a safe place to live, work, and play. Protecting our community and improving quality of life through Service, Education, and Enforcement is our mission. 

Our patrol force works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to selflessly serve their community. Our specialty units work to address problems at their root, investigate crimes for victims, or bring appropriate services to those in need. Our records staff process countless pages of data each year to assist our operations and provide information to other entities. Every one of our employees is committed to doing good, serving others, and contributing to the community of Apple Valley.

Please use this website to learn more about us and how we can assist you. We are an open book with our community and welcome you to not just learn what we do, but who we are as people. We appreciate the opportunity to serve.   

Nick Francis, Chief of Police


Chief of Police
Nick Francis


Deputy Chief
Greg Dahlstrom