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County Sheriff Dave Bellows

bellows.jpgCurrent term expires 2014
Served as County Sheriff since 2010

Contact Information

651-438-4709 (Fax)


Work history
Dakota County Chief Deputy Sheriff
February 2000–2010

Commander – Dakota County Sheriff’s Office
March 1999–February 2000

Lakeville Police Department
January 1980–March 1999

Held the following ranks
Lieutenant: 1994–1999
Sergeant: 1989–1994
Detective: 1987–1989
Patrol Officer: 1980–1987

Master of Arts in Public Administration from Hamline University

Bachelor of Arts from Metropolitan State University

Graduate of the FBI National Academy (192nd Session), Quantico, Virginia

Graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive

Development (47th Session), Quantico, Virginia

2008 Outstanding Alumni, Inver Hills Community College 

Medal of Honor, Lakeville Police Department (1994) *

Award of Honor, Minnesota Public Safety Award (1994) *

* Received awards as a member of the Lakeville Police Department for actions during the crash of an aircraft at the Airlake Airport.

Instructor for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA Supervision and Management Police Personnel Management

Former Adjunct Instructor in Law Enforcement Master’s Program at Metropolitan State University 
Current Member, Lakeville Rotary

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