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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The first few days of school are in the books! Officers were present at each school during morning drop-off and afternoon release welcoming students, and reminding parents of parking regulations. A few things our officers observed that we want to pass along;

- Pay close attention to parking regulation signs. Unattended vehicles parked in "Student Loading Zones" during the prohibited times are subject to a ticket.

- Please pull over to the curb when dropping off students. Do not drop them off while stopped in the driving lane of a roadway or while stopped at a stop sign.

- When parked waiting to pick up a student, please keep crosswalks and fire zones clear.

- When the stop paddle extends and flashing red lights illuminate on a school bus, drivers traveling in BOTH directions must STOP and stay stopped until the lights turn off. Driving around a school bus with warning lights activated is not only unsafe, it comes with a hefty fine!

- Last, once a pedestrian steps off of the curb and into a crosswalk, they now have the right of way and vehicles must yield.

Please help us ensure a safe school year for all students!
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Two new officers were swore in last week during the city commission meeting. Officer Curt Holum and Officer Tiffany Whinery took their oath of office and are currently in Phase I of field training. Both officers have prior law enforcement experience in Montana and Wyoming, respectively. We are excited to have them part of the team! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Dickinson Police Association would like thank all of our competitors and congratulate the winners in the 1st Annual Southwest Tactical Shoot. The event was well received and there are plans on continuing this event next year.

Champion - Jeramie Quam (Fargo)
Runner-up - Evan Messer (Bismarck)
Third Place - Denver Tessier (Belfield)

Thank you Kelly Armstrong for your continued support of this event and use of your facilities.
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Meet Bentlee. She had some leftovers from her bake sale, and decided to give them to the PD. Thanks for the big heart and act of kindness Bentlee! You rock! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sergeant Dave Wallace Retires

After nearly three decades of service, Sergeant Dave Wallace announced his retirement this week. SGT Wallace started with the Dickinson Police Department on March 2nd of 1988. During his tenure, he wore many hats to include patrol supervisor, patrol division commander, community services officer, school resource officer, and agent with the narcotics task force, just to name a few. During his off time from the police department, SGT Wallace was also a paramedic with the Dickinson Ambulance Service, adding to his tremendous dedication and service to the citizens of Dickinson and the surrounding area. To add to his legacy, all of SGT Wallace’s children have ultimately chose to follow in his footsteps. Eldest son David JR is a Sergeant with the Stark County Sheriff’s Department, Jason is a patrol officer with Dickinson PD, and daughter Cori just graduated from the police academy and also serves with the Dickinson PD. We would like to thank Dave for his years of service and dedication to the police department and to the community. We wish you the best of luck in your... read more

New public safety software goes “live” at DPD

After about four months of configuration and testing, Dickinson PD went “live” with its newest public safety software, Zuercher Technologies, on Tuesday, February  2nd. Zuercher offers a more robust and stable product than the department’s previous vendor. For example, officers and dispatchers are now able to see the exact GPS location of patrol vehicles using Automatic Vehicle Locators (AVLs), which will assist with response time and increase officer safety. Zuercher Technologies, which is based in Sioux Falls, SD, was the sole bidder for the department’s RFP in 2015. The company has hundreds of law enforcement clients around the country, as well as numerous agencies in North... read more
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 – 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 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 25 2nd Ave W, Dickinson, ND 58601 (701) 456-7625