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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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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A HUGE thanks goes out to our friends on the Badlands Board of Realtors for a gracious donation to the department! The Realtors conducted a fundraising drive, which resulted in over $12,000. A check was presented to the department this morning during the board's regular meeting.

The funds will be used to purchase t-shirts for this year's DARE graduates, as well as fund the department's transition to external vest carriers. The vest carrier project has been years in the making, and will allow officers to move heavier items (handcuffs, ammunition magazines, etc) onto the vest and hopefully save on back and hip problems. In addition, the external carriers will allow for upgraded "Level III" kevlar bulletproof panels, which can stop higher calibers of handguns.

We again thank the Badlands Board of Realtors for their partnership with the community, and helping ensure the safety of our officers!
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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