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 DPD wishes you a happy 4th of July.

Please remember that the use of fireworks is illegal in city limits.

With the current county-wide burn ban, the use of fireworks is illegal in the county of Stark at this time.

Law enforcement will be enforcing the fireworks ban and burn ban.

Have a safe and happy 4th!!!
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**Due to the dry conditions a burn ban is in effect for Stark County until further notice.** Please...

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Glad to have been able to provide an escort through town for the Glen Ullin Motorcyle Club's Memorial Day run!

We are wishing all of you a safe Memorial Day weekend. Remember those who have sacrificed for our freedom. A Memorial Day program will be held at 10:00 Monday at May Hall on the DSU campus.

And as always, remember to buckle up!
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Here's our last edition of our history blog about DPD's notorious Nightwatchman of the 1910s; T.B. McDonough.

T.B. McDonough continued to work diligently as Nightwatchman into his Golden Years. His wife, Mary, died in 1921 after several bouts of illness. McDonough did not remain a bachelor long, and married his second wife, Anna (Springer) in May 1926. They had two children together. McDonough's health also continued to decline, and he died on December 10th, 1935 at the age of 64.

Upon researching burial records, we learned that McDonough is buried at St. Patrick's Cemetary in Dickinson. His lot is unmarked, but is adjacent to a marker labeled "Springer". The Springer plot is occupied by his wife's (Anna) sister, mother, and father; eternally buried next to his in-laws! His lot is also a few sections away from John Carroll, who was the second Chief of Police in Dickinson. McDonough's first wife, Mary, is also buried at St. Patrick's Cemetary.

Efforts are currently underway with the Dickinson Police Association to possibly "adopt" McDonough's gravesite and place a memorial marker at his location. We feel that history has seemed to have forgotten this hard-working Irishman, and we intend to keep his memory alive for future generations.

We hoped you enjoyed this history blog about one of Dickinson's once-unknown, but dedicated, keeper of the peace!
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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... read more

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... 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