The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office provides swap spots for residents to conduct transactions in a public location. Transactions may include online purchases, child custody exchanges or any transaction where meeting in a public location will help improve personal safety.
The swap spots are identified by signs in designated locations. There are currently two locations at the Government Center in Hastings:
Law Enforcement Center: The lobby of the Law Enforcement Center is available 24 hours a day. Staff is typically present between the hours of 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Juvenile Services Center: The west parking lot in front of the Juvenile Services Center is available 24 hours a day. This is a better location for larger items. This area has a blue security pillar which has 911 calling and camera recording capability.
Although the locations are in visible areas, there is no guarantee that staff will be present to monitor the exchange. Please use caution when conducting exchanges.