Dakota County Sheriff's Office

Networking Events - 6.17 - 6.19: Dakota County Sheriff's Office Recruitment Academy


General Description

Interested in a career in law enforcement? Participants aged 18 - 21 who are enrolled in a law enforcement program can sign up for the Dakota County Recruitment Academy. During the Recruitment Academy, you will take part in on-site scenario-based trainings and participate in hands on opportunities to test your skills as well as experience hands-on training with Dakota County Deputies.


Meet and interact with different Dakota County units including patrol deputies, correctional officers, park patrol units, SWAT, SRT, and our Dive Team. Also tour the Dakota County Jail and see K-9 and drone use demonstrations. Information about internship opportunities will be addressed as well.


Deadline for registering for this event is April 17, 2020



Dakota County Sheriff’s Office

1580 Hwy 55

Hastings MN 55033



Wednesday, June 17 - Friday, June 19

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Learn through classroom activities and practical experiences
  • Arrive on time; participate appropriately
  • Come prepared to learn and work as a team


Minimum Qualifications

  • Participants 18 – 21 years of age
  • Enrolled in a law enforcement program


Minimum Time Commitment

Wednesday, June 17 - Friday, June 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Activity Level

Active - Involves physical exertion for an extended period of time; can involve rough, uneven or steep terrain. Not recommended for volunteers with physical limitations.


Contact Information

Captain Thomas Jacobson

Dakota County Sheriff’s Office

1580 Highway 55

Hastings MN 55033



To apply please click on the “Fill in an application” button on the top right of this page.

Qualifications Required

  • Accepted Data Privacy Notice - Tennessen Notice Must be Yes

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Wednesday, June 17, 2020 and Friday, June 19, 2020