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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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 explaining the seriousness of the situation. The video can be viewed at;... read more

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~National Crime Prevention Month~

TIP #2 : Surveillance cameras

Thanks to advances in technology in recent years, surveillance video systems are more affordable than ever, and offer high resolution. However, we still see some business with grainy, out-dated camera systems. This makes the process of identifying suspects very difficult, and often times leaves more questions than answers (was that really Bigfoot?!).

So consider upgrading your camera systems to new HD video. If you are a homeowner, there is a massive influx of home security video systems that include doorbell cameras, WiFi cameras, and alarm sensors. Check with your homeowners insurance agent; installing a home security system may actually reduce your insurance premium!
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It is with great sorrow that we announce the untimely passing of one of our partners and friends. K-9 Niko passed away today at 12:50 p.m. after battling a bout of torsion that had occurred Friday night. The torsion (also known as stomach flip or bloat) occurred at Niko’s home Friday evening. Her handler, Officer Peters, found Niko to be in distress and immediately rushed her to the vet, where she underwent emergency surgery.

The surgery itself was a success, however the vet staff indicated Niko’s internal organs were very stressed due to the bloat, and now blood clots and stress were both major concerns during the next 48 hours. Saturday afternoon K-9 Niko appeared to be feeling better and her spirits were up, giving Officer Peters and his family a chance to spend quality time visiting her and being by her side. Then on Sunday morning, Officer Peters received a call that Niko had taken a turn for the worse and he needed to respond immediately.

Officer Peters and Sgt. Lee were with K-9 Niko as she took her final breaths and then peacefully slipped away.

K-9 Niko, a Belgian Malinois, has been with the DPD since 2013. She was first paired with Officer Hiltunen, then was transitioned to Officer Peters in early 2014. Officer Peters and K-9 Niko were an extremely successful team. They recorded a multitude of drug arrests over the years and were highly proactive in the community, raising awareness for the public during demonstrations and public relations events. They were also well-known around the state as being the "team to beat" when it came to K-9 competitions. To date, they are the only three-time champions of the North Dakota Peace Officers K-9 Challenge, which is held each year in different locations around our state.

K-9 Niko will also be missed in our school systems. She absolutely loved children and they loved her as well. It was always amazing to see the children's eyes light up when she and Officer Peters would arrive. Her energy and love for playing ball were unmatched and she could wear out the most rambunctious of children.

Niko was loved and admired by each of us at the DPD and will be sorely missed. Please join us in saying a prayer for both her and the Peter’s family during this time.

Our point-of-contact for the K-9 program is SGT Corey Lee, and further inquiries can be directed to him at corey.lee@dickinsongov.com or 701-456-7759.
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Our department is needing some prayers this evening; our K-9 Niko is currently at the vet recovering from emergency surgery for a twisted stomach. Though her condition is much better than last night, she isn't out of the woods just yet.

Her handler, Officer Jayden Peters, and his family are by Nikos side, and could use your support now too.

Keep your spirits up!
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Did you know October is National Crime Prevention Month? In the spirit of the season, the DPD will be publishing several crime prevention tips for you throughout the course of the month.

TIP #1 : Serial Numbers

Take photographs of the serial numbers of valuable property. These can include serial numbers for firearms, televisions, XBOX, smart phones/pads, power tools, etc. Store the photos to the cloud if possible. This way, if an item is stolen, you can provide the serial number to the police, and we enter into a nationwide database for stolen property. This greatly increases the chances for recovery.

So spread the word... share this post and encourage others to like our page!
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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... read more

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 explaining the seriousness of the situation. The video can be viewed at;  ... read more
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