Off the Wire – Department News

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...

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;  ...

Officer Promoted to Corporal

Officer Jason Wallace was recently promoted to the rank of Corporal during a recent ceremony at the Dickinson Public Safety Center. Corporal Wallace started his career as a dispatcher, and was hired as an officer in 2014. His good work ethic and natural leadership skills assisted him in getting promoted to Corporal. We wish him luck in his new position on B...

Dickinson PD Hosts Internet Safety Seminar

The Dickinson PD is hosting an Internet Safety seminar for the public on Tuesday, December 6th at 5:30 PM in the Hagen JR High cafeteria. A chili supper will be provided, as well as childcare for younger siblings. This is a great opportunity for parents and students to learn about using the internet safely and some of the biggest concerns that law enforcement sees regarding internet resources. This seminar is free and open to the...

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...

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...

Corporal Ron Van Doorne Retires

After 15 years of law enforcement, Corporal Ron Van Doorne is saying goodbye to the Dickinson PD. Ron is best known for his work as the School Resource Officer for Dickinson HS and Hagen Jr. HS. Ron is not leaving law enforcement. He is moving to the Stark County Sheriff’s Office to get their School Resource Officer position off the ground. Thank you for your service to the DPD and good luck at the Stark County...

Area Doctor Serves as SWAT Team Medic

Dr. David Saxon of Sanford’s Occupational Health Clinic here in town was recently sworn-in as a Specialized Deputy with the Stark County Sheriff’s Department. Dr. Saxon approached the Southwest Tactical Team last year and offered SWAT medic services for the team. He served as a SWAT medic in Tennessee for many years prior to moving to North Dakota. The team was eager to have Dr. Saxon join the ranks, and his swearing-in as a Specialized Deputy will allow him to integrate with the team “on the front lines” and allow him legal authority to be armed as well. Since many of the Southwest Tactical Team’s responses take it to remote areas of North Dakota, having a doctor on the team will greatly enhance the survivability of team members, citizens, and even suspects. The concept of having a doctor on a SWAT team is generally seen in big, metropolitan areas, so the team is very fortunate to have Dr. Saxon on calls. Besides his current position as an occupational physician, Dr. Saxon has over three decades of emergency room exprience. He has a well-rounded knowledge of trauma care, which will apply greatly to SWAT combat medicine. Dr. Saxon trains with the team at the same intervals as a regular SWAT operator. He has already conducted a Combat Lifesaver course for the team, and activley participates in the bi-weekly trainings. The Southwest Tactical Team greatly appreciates Dr. Saxon’s commitment to the team, and the community! We would also like to thank Sheriff Terry Oestreich of the Stark County Sheriff’s Department for assisting the team by offering to deputize Dr....

New School Resource Officer Named

Corporal Joshua Monson was recently named the next School Resource Officer for the Dickinson Public School District. Corporal Monson fills the spot vacated by Senior Patrol Officer Ron Van Doorne when he announced his retirement earlier this month. Corporal Monson has been with the Dickinson PD since 2013 and also serves as a DARE Officer and the commander of the Crisis Negotiation Team...

PD Wins Big at NDPOA

The Dickinson PD had a great week during the shooting competition at the North Dakota Police Officers Association Conference. This year’s conference was held in Fargo. The DPD took first place in the 4 man pistol shoot (Sgt Kylan Klauzer, SPO Justin Fridrich, Detective Jeremy Moser, and Officer Hunter Easterling). The DPD took first place in the 4 gun competition (Sgt Kylan Klauzer, SPO Justin Fridrich, K9 Officer Jayden Peters, and Officer Hunter Easterling). K9 Officer Jayden Peters and K9 Niko took first place in the K9...