IGH PD is committed to the protection of the constitutional rights for all individuals and maintaining public order with an emphasis on respect, dignity and integrity. We want our residents and visitors to have a feeling of safety at all times. To accomplish this, we can be proactive in dealing with problems such as traffic complaints, thefts, burglaries, juvenile crime, drug problems, arson, and code enforcement issues. An important tool of community-oriented policing and public safety services is to deal with the cause of crime and problems rather than the crime or problem itself. Another important detail is that we are dedicated to providing prompt and courteous service to our entire community, while creating an atmosphere of safe and secure neighborhoods. To support this endeavor, we offer community help and information including:
This is a program where you can request the IGH PD to come check on your premise while you are out of town. These premise checks are done by our Police Officers.
How to Request
You can call our department at 651-450-2525 during regular business hours. Our department requires a minimum 72 hour notice to do these checks.
We will ask you for:
Once we have this information, your home check will be assigned to our on-duty officers. They will check your premise during their available times.
Inver Grove Heights residents who exchange items bought or sold online now have a public location to make legal transactions. The Swap Spot is located at the Inver Grove Heights’ Public Safety building in the customer parking lot. Swap Spots are available during regular business hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Holidays.
Helpful reminders about Swap Spots:
Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of Neighborhood Watch Groups. The goal of the program is to reduce crime in a neighborhood and improve the quality of life in each neighborhood.
Neighborhood Watch involves:
For more information about the Neighborhood Watch program call 651-450-2525 or send an email.
Domestic Violence Prevention
The staff and volunteers of 360 Communities partner with IGH PD to assist individuals in Dakota County who are experiencing domestic violence and connect them to the services they may need.
If you do not feel safe at home, you can call 360 Communities at 651-437-1291, or call 911.
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence can affects all people, crossing over ethnic, social, economic, gender and age lines. It is a pattern of behavior used to exert power and control over another person through the use of fear, intimidation, violence, sexual assault or psychological attacks.
Domestic violence is everyone's problem.
Why? Because a victim could be your parent, child, sibling, friend, neighbor or even you. Domestic violence is far-reaching, as it affects not only the victim, but other family members, especially children who witness the abuse.
Contact the City or County Attorney
You can ask the city or county attorney to file a criminal complaint. You also have the rights to go to court and file a petition requesting an order of protection from domestic abuse which could include the following:
- An order directing the abuser to leave your household
- An order preventing the abuser from entering your residence, school, business, or place of employment
Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART)
DART was developed in response to a growing concern over violence at home and its impact on the community. The DART team assists in the investigation of cases of domestic violence, interacting closely with other officers, investigators, prosecutor, women's advocates, court, probation officers, and the community. Through this collaboration of effort, issues of domestic violence can be identified, the victim can be given the support and resources necessary and strong cases can be made to hold the batterer accountable.
DART team officers contact victims during the initial investigation, or shortly thereafter, to take additional photographs of injuries and property damage, and to assist victims with questions and concerns. In addition, a safety assessment is conducted that looks into each victim's domestic violence situation.
For cases involving an arrest, information is presented to the prosecuting attorney. In some cases, charges can be sought through the DART investigation that were not possible during the initial report. In other cases, DART officers may probe into reports of domestics in which no assault occurred, but the patrol officer(s) identified as a volatile situation that may progress into a physical assault in the future.
Violence prevention advocates can give presentations in schools, provide training, and host other community engagement events to educate our community about domestic violence. For more information visit the 360 Communities Violence Prevention's Website.
False Alarm Program
Business Key Holder Form
The false alarm program that follows City Ordinance Title 5, Chapter 3 (Alarm Systems) to help regulate and reduce repeat false alarm calls for service. This program operates on a yearly calendar from January 1 through December 31 of each year.
During the calendar year, the first two alarms are responded to at no charge to the alarm user. The third and subsequent false alarms fees are as follows:
Subscriber Alarm Permit
An alarm user is required to complete annually a Subscriber Alarm Permit and there is no fee for the annual permit.
Starting April 1, 2021, the Department is updating the Subscriber Alarm Permit submission process to allow the permit to be completed by one of the three ways below:
If an alarm user has any questions, those questions can be emailed to the Department at: Policepermits@ighmn.gov.
IGH PD needs updated keyholder information for your business in case of after-hours emergencies:
If you are completing this form online, please:
Other important Public Safety Topics
Identity Theft Protection
Learn how to protect yourself and what to do if you believe your identity has been stolen.
IGH PD follows the Dakota County curfew ordinance. The county curfew ordinance prohibits juveniles from being in a public place or establishment during certain hours.
A public place is any place that the public or a substantial portion of the public has access to. This includes street, highways, parks, schools, etc. An establishment is a privately-owned place of business to which the public is invited. Examples of establishments are movie theaters, restaurants, and bowling alleys.
- Sunday-Thursday - Home by 11 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday - Home by 12 a.m. (midnight)
- Sunday-Thursday - Home by: 10 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday - Home by 11 p.m.
Ages 11 and younger
- Sunday-Thursday - Home by 9 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday - Home by 10 p.m.
- With a parent, guardian or other responsible adult
- At work or in the process of going to or coming from home or work
- Involved in an emergency
- Going to, attending, or coming home from a supervised school, church, or recreational activity
- In front of his / her own residence
Violation of the curfew ordinance #122 sub 4, may lead to a fine and/or court appearance.