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FAQ's

How does Hastings declare a snow emergency?
What are the curfew hours in Hastings?
How long can I park on city streets?
Does the Police Department do fingerprinting for residents who want fingerprint cards done?
I want to obtain a copy of my own criminal history record; can the Police Department provide this to me?
Can the Police Department show me what is on another person’s criminal history?
Where do I get a copy of my driving record?
How do I request a copy of a police report and/or other statistical data?
When do I call 9-1-1?
My vehicle has been towed, where is it?
Can I tour the Hastings Police Department?
I would like to ride along with an officer, can I?
Our neighborhood would like to organize a National Night Out block party, what do I do?
Does Hastings PD offer firearm training classes?
What do I do if I have an officer complaint/commendation?
What should I do if I am a victim of domestic abuse?
Where do I obtain an Order for Protection or a Harassment Restraining Order?

Snow emergency
A snow emergency will AUTOMATICALLY go into effect when we get more than 2 inches of snow. Under a snow emergency, no parking on any City street is allowed until that street has been cleared to its full width. Snow emergency enforcement includes zero tolerance ticketing and towing of cars that are parked illegally. Because this activity can often happen overnight, please plan ahead and pull your vehicles off the street in anticipation of the snow. Vehicles blocking the plows cause many problems including increased work time and decreased effectiveness of our efforts. This can lead to unsafe road conditions and is a great concern for our emergency vehicles when making fire and ambulance calls.

The best policy is to plan ahead. Check local weather and plan to move your vehicle off the street if there is a chance for snow. We will not declare a snow emergency – it will go into effect AUTOMATICALLY. Ticketing and towing needs to happen before the plows go through, so this may happen hours before the plow even comes to your street. Remember, we have an entire city to maintain. We all need to work together for the safety and security of Hastings.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation this winter. Stay safe!

What are the curfew hours in Hastings?
It is unlawful for any juvenile age 17 years and under to be present in any public place within Dakota County between the hours listed below.

Under 12:       Sunday-Thursday       9:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. 
                       Friday & Saturday       10:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.

Age 12-14:     Sunday-Thursday       10:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. 
                       Friday & Saturday       11:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.

Age 15-17:     Sunday-Thursday       11:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. 
                       Friday & Saturday       Midnight – 5:00 a.m.

24 hour parking
It is unlawful to park on any city street in Hastings for a period longer than 24 hours.

Does the Police Department do fingerprinting for residents who want fingerprint cards done?
Fingerprints for non-criminal justice purposes such as employment and adoption are offered by the Hastings Police Department to all persons residing within the city limits of Hastings.  The Department also offers fingerprinting to those persons employed by businesses located within the city limits of Hastings when that business requires you to be fingerprinted.    

The fee for fingerprinting is $15.00.  Fingerprinting is done Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m at Hastings City Hall, 101 4th Street East..  No appointment is necessary however there may be a wait time depending upon whether or not an Officer is available at the time you come in.  

Fingerprinting is also available through Dakota County, as follows:

The Dakota County Jail in Hastings does provide this service on the following times: Applicant Fingerprint Times:
Tuesdays – Hastings 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fridays – Hastings 8:00 to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fingerprint Fees/Instructions:

Applicant to be fingerprinted must deposit $16.00 cash in the Dakota County lobby kiosk, which is located 1580 Hwy 55 Hastings, MN 55033. The fingerprint instructions are posted on the kiosk.
The applicant must then bring their printed receipt to the Book and Release Room in the Judicial Center.
Applicant needs to provide driver’s license or other State ID with a picture.
If you have any questions, please call the Dakota County Jail at 651-438-4800.

I want to obtain a copy of my own criminal history record; can the Police Department provide this to me?
No, the Police Department can not provide you with a copy of your criminal history records. 

To obtain your criminal history contact the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) at:

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Criminal Justice Information Systems – CHA,
1430 Maryland Ave. E.
St. Paul, MN 55106

More information can be found on the BCA website or by calling 651-793-7000.

Can the Police Department show me what is on another person’s criminal history?
No, the Police Department can not provide you information on another person’s criminal history. 

You may access “public” criminal history information of another person via the internet at the BCA Public Criminal History Record Search Web site, or in person and by mail at:

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Criminal Justice Information Systems – CHA,
1430 Maryland Ave. E.
St. Paul, MN 55106

More information can be found on the BCA website or by calling 651-793-7000.

Where do I get a copy of my driving record?
The Hastings Police Department does not give out copies of driving records.  Please contact Driver and Vehicle Services – Records Unit at 445 Minnesota St, Suite 161, St Paul MN  55101 or call 651-215-1335 or go to their website at www.mndriveinfo.org

How do I request a copy of a police report and/or other statistical data?
To obtain a copy of a Hastings Police report either call the records department or stop by in person.   

State and Federal laws regulate the release of law enforcement data. Keep in mind the following classifications when you are requesting information. Only the public information will be released unless you qualify as the subject of the data.

Government information is classified as either Public, Private or Confidential information.

Public data can be accessed by presenting a request in person at the Hastings Police Department during normal business hours. You will need to supply pertinent information such as date, time, or address, and/or case number of the report information you are requesting. Please remember that all information on a report is not public information. You will be given only the information that is public.

Private data can be accessed only by the person who is the subject of the data. There may be some information in a report that is public, but only the subject of the data can receive the rest of the information. Private data can be accessed by presenting a written request and providing your identification at the front counter of the Police Department.

Confidential data can only be accessed by persons specifically authorized.

If you are a member of the public and you request 100 or more pages of data, or if you are the subject of the data, you will be charged a fee equal to the actual cost of producing the requested data. 

If you are a member of the public and are requesting less than 100 pages of data, you will be charged a fee of $ .25 cents per page. 

When do I call 9-1-1?
For ALL police response within Dakota County (emergency AND non-emergency) call 9-1-1.

My vehicle has been towed, where is it?
If your vehicle has been towed and/or impounded it would have been taken to Southeast Towing 651-437-2446, unless the Officer told you differently. 

Can I tour the Hastings Police Department?
Tours of the Hastings Police Department are available by appointment.  Please call our office at 651-480-2300 or send an email to hpd@ci.hastings.mn.us to inquire about scheduling a tour.

I would like to ride along with an officer, can I?
The Hastings Police Department offers ride-alongs with our officers any time.  You must be 18 years of age and an authorization must be signed.  Please call our office at 651-480-2332 to inquire about a ride-along.

Our neighborhood would like to organize a National Night Out block party, what do I do?
National Night Out is held the first Tuesday in August. If you would like to set up a neighborhood block party, please call our office at 651-480-2301 or check out tp://www.nationalnightout.org/nno/.

Firearm training classes
The Hastings Police Department does not offer firearms training classes, however classes are offered throughout the state by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  For a list of all MN DNR Safety Classes and training locations, please visit their website at:   http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/events/index_safety.html  or call (651) 296-6157.

Officer Complaints and commendations
If you would like to make a commendation or a complaint regarding a Hastings Police Officer, please complete a Personnel Commendation/Complaint form or call 651-480-2306.

Victim of Domestic Abuse
Please call the 360 Communities Violence Prevention Services 651-437-1291.

Where do I obtain an Order for Protection or a Harassment Restraining Order?
Please call the Dakota County Courts at 651-438-8110.

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