On behalf of the men and women of the Dickinson Police Department, I am pleased to welcome you to our website.  Our continuing goal is to make the city of Dickinson a safe place in which to live, work and play.  We are committed to maintaining and improving the quality of life of the city during this time of rapid growth, by actively partnering with community members and being innovative in our policing strategies.

We are proud to serve the residents of Dickinson in many ways.  Our Department is responsible for helping to prevent crime, patrolling neighborhoods, responding to calls for service, investigating crimes, arresting offenders and working closely with the community to identify and solve neighborhood problems.  We also provide educational and outreach programs to assist the residents and youth of our community.  Our ongoing commitment is to continue to provide the highest quality, professional, and courteous service to our community.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the citizens of Dickinson for their continued support.  By working together, we will continue to preserve the quality of life that our community deserves.

Sincerely, Dustin D. Dassinger Chief of Police – Dickinson

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With the community as our foundation, the Dickinson Police Department is committed to excellence developed through pride and earning a reputation for providing professional, caring, and courteous service. We are dedicated to a philosophy that promotes community involvement in problem solving and developing solutions that improve the quality of life for our citizens. We are committed to the values of the community we ethically serve with passion, respect, and proactive education while strengthening our bond through personal community involvement, and effective crime prevention. Our team will be flexible and innovative, yet maintaining prudent fiscal responsibility through wise use of resources. To fulfill our mission, the Dickinson Police Department is committed to providing a quality work environment and development of its team members through leadership and professional skill development, keeping in mind that our strength is our people and our goal is a safer community.

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Chief Dassinger and the Dickinson Police Department would like the citizens of Dickinson to be aware of a recent increase in reported heroin/fentanyl drug overdoses in our community.

Law enforcement has responded to three overdoses in a three day period. Upon arrival to one of these reports, law enforcement tragically discovered one of our community members was deceased.

The investigation into the death is pending, but all indications show that heroin/fentanyl were a primary factor.

The Dickinson Police Department is requesting our citizens reach out to any person they know battling these sorts of addiction issues and share this message.

The health and safety of our community is priority #1 for the Dickinson Police Department.

This is the second Public Safety Announcement the Dickinson Police Department has made related to this sort of information in the past several months.

The Dickinson Police Department and the Southwest Narcotics Task Force are working in conjunction with these cases.

If anyone has any information related to the transportation, manufacturing, or distribution of illegal drugs, please contact the Dickinson Police Department at 701-456-7759 to report the information. You can request to remain anonymous.
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Since Friday the 5th of January, the DPD has responded to multiple heroin overdoses and one heroin related death. In the case of the overdoses, those people would have died if officers had not been carrying Narcan to reverse the opioid effect.

If you have a loved one who you know, or suspect, is abusing opioids, here is a link to a short 49 minute informational documentary developed by the FBI called "Chasing the Dragon". This short presentation is meant to bring awareness to the opiate epidemic and facilitate communication and discussion within the family.

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It's more than just a job. It's a calling. It's the chance to truly help a fellow citizen. If you have ever considered becoming a police officer, now is the time to start a new career path that is filled with great opportunities and fulfillment. Over the next few weeks, the Dickinson PD will showcase just how many different career opportunities exist within the department. Feel free to comment below with any questions you might have about our department or law enforcement in general. Become a true blue hero today!


The patrol division is the backbone of any law enforcement agency. They respond to all types of calls for service; from car crashes, to thefts and burglaries, to assaults, and much much more. The DPD utilizes a rotating shift schedule to staff the city on a 24-hour basis. Each officer works 12-hour shifts, with rotating weekends off. This means you only work 168 days of the year! You also get paid vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, personal leave, and many other benefits. The biggest benefit, however, is having the chance to make a difference in someone's life each and every day.

Who is the ideal candidate for a patrol officer? We have a very diverse background of officers with different levels of training, education, and life experience. Some have college degrees in areas of music, teaching, and even anthropology. Other officers have no college, but have excelled greatly in this profession. Even others come to us from the United State military, and prior law enforcement. No matter what skill level, each new officer to the DPD completes a 12-week Field Training Officer program that prepares him/her for police work. If you have no prior law enforcement experience, we will then send you to a 12-week Basic Law Enforcement Academy in Bismarck. After both phases are complete, you are ready to hit the streets!

So we want to hear from you; what other questions could we answer that may possibly help you make a decision about a new career path with us? Feel free to share below, or private message our page admins. We look forward to hearing from you!
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DPD 2016 Annual Report

Dickinson PD has released its 2016 Annual Report, which was presented at the March 20th City Commission Meeting. To view a digital copy of the report, click the picture above to load the...

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Fentanyl Alert

The Dickinson Police Department believes a recent batch of the powerful pain-killer "Fentanyl" has made it to the streets of Dickinson, and has been causing a spike in overdoses. As a proactive measure, the department as produced and released a short information video...

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Dickinson Law Enforcement Center

Dickinson Law Enforcement Center Stark County Sheriff Office | Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center | Stark County Emergency Management 66 Museum Drive Dickinson, North Dakota 58601

Public Safety Center

Public Safety Center – Home of the Dickinson Police Department and the headquarters for the Dickinson Fire Department. 2475 State Avenue North Dickinson, ND 58601

St. Joseph's Hospital

CHI St. Alexius Hospital and Health Center 2500 Fairway Street Dickinson, ND 58601 701-456-4000 **EMERGENCY ROOM ENTRANCE off of Empire Road on the northwest corner of the complex**

Dickinson Fire Department (central substation)

Dickinson Fire Department Central Substation 25 2nd Ave W, Dickinson, ND 58601 (701) 456-7625