Dakota county news briefs: Interactive crime map and officer of the year

  • Updated: March 15, 2014 - 2:56 PM

Burnsville’s crime map lets users see where recent crimes have taken place and submit tips.

Burnsville police have launched an online map of crime locations in the city.

The department is making the information available to allow Burnsville residents to see where crimes take place, submit anonymous tips and register to be notified of crime alerts for their neighborhood.

The map is intended to help residents better understand crime trends and help lower crime in their area, said Burnsville Police Chief Eric Gieseke. “The ultimate goal of this product is to help make our community even safer,” he said.

To view the crime map, see www.burnsville.org/crimemap.

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Hasselman named officer of the year

Burnsville police officer Brian J. Hasselman was recognized as officer of the year for 2013 by the department for exceptional service and dedication to the city of Burnsville and its residents.

Hasselman has served the department for eight years. He patrols streets and responds to emergency calls with a police dog.

“Officer Hasselman leads by example with his positive influence and high level of enthusiasm,” the department said in a news release.

Carnival offers games, crafts during spring break

The city of Burnsville and School District 191 Community Ed will sponsor a kids carnival from 1 to 4 p.m. March 27.

The event at Nicollet Junior High, 400 E. 134th St., will cost $5 per child for admission. Parents and grandparents are free.

The afternoon will include games, prizes, open gym, arts and crafts, cookie decorating and more.

The event is intended as a spring break outing for parents and grandparents with their children and grandchildren.

Registration is requested by March 24 at www.burnsville.org/recreation or by phone at 952-895-4500.

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