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

 

 

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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If you can help the Troopers out, they would appreciate the assistance**********LOOKING FOR INFORMATION**********

The North Dakota Highway Patrol is looking for this dark colored dually pickup shown in these pictures. It is believed the driver of the vehicle may have information relating to a fatal motorcycle crash which occurred on September 8, 2019 in McKenzie County. The crash occurred south of Grassy Butte on Hwy 85 at mile maker 111.

The picture with the date was taken from the motorcyclist’s helmet camera just before the crash occurred. The other picture was taken from the responding trooper’s dash camera.

If you have information on who the owner of this vehicle is, please contact the North Dakota Highway Patrol at (701) 328-2467; ndhpwest@nd.gov; or send us a message.
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Nobody can pin point this truck obviously. I see comments about being a welder truck which it may be but there’s a lot of dark colored trucks out there doing the same thing. Hopes in finding justice for the family but let’s be careful before we all start pointing fingers!

I got pulled over 2 years ago south of Grassy bute and the officer said someone called me in!he said it was a white truck following to close heading south on 85. My first thought was this guy has not been up here long because I guarantee you at least 80% of the trucks up here are white.🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

I'll share it to my business page

MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

Yesterday, on September 11th of all dates, The Dickinson Press published an article titled “Press Poll: Public confidence in SCSO at historic high; DPD historic low.” This article made several strong statements that tugged on the fabric that makes up the strong bond that exists between the men and women of the Dickinson Police Department and the community they serve.

The primary issues this article portrayed negatively were perceived shortcomings in areas of “transparency” and “community involvement” by the Dickinson Police Department. Also mentioned were feelings that information dissemination from the department through other means such as town halls and in the newspapers was/is lacking and falls below what they consider industry norms.

Overall, these blanket assertions are very troubling to me, as I know we as a department make every effort to freely share as much information as possible. Every day of the week, the Dickinson Police Department sends out a media report encompassing the previous days police activities. These media reports include dates, times, locations, and general descriptions of the calls for service handled by Dickinson Police Department staff. Unfortunately, we cannot be as free with some information as we would like to be. These are mainly sensitive cases where public information must be limited or restricted primarily due to the fact the information in question is related to an active, ongoing criminal investigation. If information would be shared in these instances, a criminal case could be compromised or worse, the safety of involved officers or citizens would be jeopardized. Regardless of sensitivity of any information, I can assure you that when there is an incident which has the potential to cause concern for public safety, the information is disseminated as soon as possible through various means.

The professional men and women of the Dickinson Police Department work hard to carry out the mission and vision of the Dickinson Police Department daily. Unfortunately, in today’s fast-paced society, the demand for information cannot always be met until the incident at hand has concluded safely. Our resources and attention need to be focused on the incident, bringing the situation to a safe and timely conclusion.

The Dickinson Police Department is a modern, progressive department which has adapted to the community’s needs throughout the near-decade I have been at the helm. We have weathered the oil boom storm together, never losing sight or focus of our common goals of community safety, trust and controlled growth. The department is fluid and will adjust and adapt to the needs of the community as the community evolves. Buried in this tumultuous and divisive news article were subdued, positive statements of how many of the respondents of the alleged poll stated they were pleased with the low level of crime in Dickinson and appreciative of the efforts of the officers who protect and serve.

I would also like to take some time to remind everyone that the Dickinson Police Department is active in numerous community related programs. We try to limit the programs we offer to those we feel are successful and can be facilitated at a high level. Some of the programs the Dickinson Police Department is currently offering are the following:

Badlands Crime Stoppers
Youth Academy
Citizens Police Academy
Convincer Seat Belt Apparatus
SIDNE drunk Cart
Meals on Wheels
Adopt-A-Cop
LEAD (Cops in Daycares)
National Night Out
Bike Patrol (1st on 1st, Parades)
Coffee with a Cop
ALICE
DARE
SCRAM (Late Fall)
SCAMS/FRAUD Presentations
Cyber Crime/Security Presentations
Community Center Kiosk (summer)
Cops & Bobbers (Next Spring/Summer)
Trick or Trunk
Best Friends Family Fun Day
Harvest Fest Football Game
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive
Tip A Cop
Shop-With-A-Cop
Ride-Along Program
Intern Program
Job Shadow Program
Bank Alarm/Robbery Program
Daddy Daughter Dance
Hero’s Ball
Boy Scouts Derby Sponsor
K-9 Presentations
Suicide Walk
Food Pantry Donation
Thanksgiving Turkey Drive
Sponsor Dakota Children’s Advocacy Fund
Angel 37 Kitchen (participant)
Car Seat Safety Check Program
I Got Caught Program

In conclusion, I would like to reiterate the mission and vision of the Dickinson Police Department is and continues to be with the community as our foundation, 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 continues to be flexible and innovative, while 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.

Thank You,

Chief Dustin D. Dassinger
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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

Yesterday, on September 11th of all dates, The Dickinson Press published an article titled “Press Poll: Public confidence in SCSO at historic high; DPD historic low.”  This article made several strong statements that tugged on the fabric that makes up the strong bond that exists between the men and women of the Dickinson Police Department and the community they serve.  

The primary issues this article portrayed negatively were perceived shortcomings in areas of “transparency” and “community involvement” by the Dickinson Police Department.  Also mentioned were feelings that information dissemination from the department through other means such as town halls and in the newspapers was/is lacking and falls below what they consider industry norms.

Overall, these blanket assertions are very troubling to me, as I know we as a department make every effort to freely share as much information as possible. Every day of the week, the Dickinson Police Department sends out a media report encompassing the previous days police activities.  These media reports include dates, times, locations, and general descriptions of the calls for service handled by Dickinson Police Department staff. Unfortunately, we cannot be as free with some information as we would like to be. These are mainly sensitive cases where public information must be limited or restricted primarily due to the fact the information in question is related to an active, ongoing criminal investigation.  If information would be shared in these instances, a criminal case could be compromised or worse, the safety of involved officers or citizens would be jeopardized. Regardless of sensitivity of any information, I can assure you that when there is an incident which has the potential to cause concern for public safety, the information is disseminated as soon as possible through various means.

The professional men and women of the Dickinson Police Department work hard to carry out the mission and vision of the Dickinson Police Department daily.  Unfortunately, in today’s fast-paced society, the demand for information cannot always be met until the incident at hand has concluded safely. Our resources and attention need to be focused on the incident, bringing the situation to a safe and timely conclusion.          

The Dickinson Police Department is a modern, progressive department which has adapted to the community’s needs throughout the near-decade I have been at the helm. We have weathered the oil boom storm together, never losing sight or focus of our common goals of community safety, trust and controlled growth. The department is fluid and will adjust and adapt to the needs of the community as the community evolves. Buried in this tumultuous and divisive news article were subdued, positive statements of how many of the respondents of the alleged poll stated they were pleased with the low level of crime in Dickinson and appreciative of the efforts of the officers who protect and serve.

I would also like to take some time to remind everyone that the Dickinson Police Department is active in numerous community related programs. We try to limit the programs we offer to those we feel are successful and can be facilitated at a high level.  Some of the programs the Dickinson Police Department is currently offering are the following: 

Badlands Crime Stoppers                                              
Youth Academy 
Citizens Police Academy                                                
Convincer Seat Belt Apparatus
SIDNE drunk Cart                                                             
Meals on Wheels
Adopt-A-Cop                                                                    
LEAD (Cops in Daycares)
National Night Out                                                          
Bike Patrol (1st on 1st, Parades)
Coffee with a Cop                                                           
ALICE
DARE                                                                                  
SCRAM (Late Fall)
SCAMS/FRAUD Presentations                                       
Cyber Crime/Security Presentations 
Community Center Kiosk (summer)                             
Cops & Bobbers (Next Spring/Summer) 
Trick or Trunk                                                                   
Best Friends Family Fun Day
Harvest Fest Football Game                                         
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive
Tip A Cop                                                                           
Shop-With-A-Cop            
Ride-Along Program                                                        
Intern Program
Job Shadow Program                                                      
Bank Alarm/Robbery Program
Daddy Daughter Dance                                                  
Hero’s Ball
Boy Scouts Derby Sponsor                                             
K-9 Presentations
Suicide Walk                                                                     
Food Pantry Donation                                                    
Thanksgiving Turkey Drive                                             
Sponsor Dakota Children’s Advocacy Fund
Angel 37 Kitchen (participant)                                     
Car Seat Safety Check Program                                  
I Got Caught Program                                                     

In conclusion, I would like to reiterate the mission and vision of the Dickinson Police Department is and continues to be with the community as our foundation, 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 continues to be flexible and innovative, while 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.

Thank You,

Chief Dustin D. Dassinger

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Thank you DPD! Dickinson is lucky to have each and every member of your team, keep up the great work

I think you all do just fine. There is a line between what the community needs to know and what they think they are entitled to know. I personally feel the need to know is met professionally and timely. Kudos to you all.

Thank you for all you guys do! Your hard work is appreciated! I can’t even begin to fathom the things you have to see or do on a daily basis. Putting your lives on the line everyday for our community! 👏🏼

Our family has 100% confidence and respect for your department. We cannot thank you all enough for everything that you do for our community day in and day out. I also was not polled for the record either.

Good write up Dustin! Although no longer in Dickinson, you all always did a fantastic job ! Keep it up!!

It seems to me that some people just like to grumble. I have lived in this town since 2007 and am proud to call it my home. I came from fargo and I would not want to go back. We have a great community and the DPD has a lot to do with that. I thank you all for your service and remember for every one complaint their are 10 that appreciate you and all you do! Let’s see those complainers step up and try to do your job! They can’t. Plain and simple!

Thank you Dickinson Police Department - North Dakota! I think you’ve responded to this nicely. My family and I are appreciative of the time you have taken to talk to our Cub Scouts whenever we’ve asked. Additionally Mr. Fridrich and crew assisted in leading a parade when the DHS Cheerleaders won another State Championship, and they did it without hesitation. Those are the types of things you’ve become known for in our circle! I trust others have similar experiences. Don’t let one negative poll affect your outlook, as it doesn’t for us! Keep up the great work you and the PD are doing!

I support everyone with the DPD. I personally/professionally see the hard work that they do. Keep it up!

Never doubted DPD 💙 My family is quite involved in the community and I see DPD presence nearly everywhere I go. Additionally, this is 2019, I’ve attended plenty of town halls with only a few chairs filled and hardly anyone reads new prints.

Wonderful response Chief Dassinger! Both the DPD and SCSO both do commendable jobs in keeping our community safe and well informed. Our family is grateful for all of the men and women who risk their lives on a daily basis for the good of all. Keep up the GREAT work 👍🏼

They didn't poll me! I have confidence and respect for our PD! Thank you for all you do!

Thank you DPD for all that you do! As a mother I see our officers involved in many events around town and especially appreciate seeing officers in the school speaking and playing with our children. Keep up the good work!!

We are grateful and thankful for the DPD. Now, the Dickinson Press is something all together different. Who actually looks to them for facts and accuracy? No one I know. This shows in their subscription numbers. The Dickinson Press is ran by close minded individuals who invent their own truth. Thanks you DPD for your honor, integrity and service.

I know my family and friends appreciate the hard work and dedication of the DPD. I love the fact that you all are very active in the community. Keep up the great work and stay safe. 🙏

Thank you for your hard work and all that you and the DPD do to keep our community safe. Please know we appreciate you. 😊💙

There should be no comparing between the departments.. they both have a job to do and from the little bit I see it looks like they’re both doing their jobs, and when necessary they work together to keep all of us safe!

I no longer live in Dickinson (we still own a home & have friends in Dickinson though so love the updates) but I am always impressed with the DPD and the Facebook page you guys run!! On the other hand, the Dickinson Press is a joke... I recently "unfollowed" their posts because of their far left agenda. Thanks for all you guys do DPD!!!!

Dickinson Police Department has done an outstanding job for this community and for me personally and in my profession. Keep up the good work and thank you all!

I don’t know WHO they polled but it wasn’t my neighborhood OR my circle of friends. We all love the DPD especially the ones who live in our area and we are very grateful for all they do.

Thank you for reaching out and taking the time to talk to the citizens I have nothing but respect and gratitude for all of you who risk your lives and keep our community safe everyday I appreciate the community bulletin updates that you all put out weekly thank you for that

A huge thank you to the DPD! Love seeing you out and about at the schools and events. I wish your time could be spent interacting with the kids and schools more instead of having to deal with the ugly stuff. We appreciate all you do and have 100% confidence in our officers! 💙

Chief Dassinger, I’m not sure who took that survey, but it is an unfortunate and needless comparison of two fantastic departments that truly do their best to protect this community! Thank you both DPD and SCSO for all you do!!

Forget about the FAKE NEWS in this community and appreciate BOTH of our excellent law enforcement entities. Corey Lee is a fantastic sheriff who was “raised” by the DPD. Kudos to Corey and Dustin for SUPERB leadership!!

Chief Dassinger, I commend you for sticking up for your Department and your Officers. The DPD is a well organized, efficient, well trained and professional Police Department. I have nothing but respect for all Law Enforcement and have seen the pride and integrity that the Officers exhibit on a daily basis. Unfortunately, we live in times were the “media” is more willing and interested in selling a story no matter how many egregious falsehoods and 1/2 truths there are rather than promoting honest ethical events and happenings. I know all too well, that when it comes to being a LEO you will never please everyone. In the end, please know that our community supports your Officers. Keep doing what you’re doing and keep fighting the fight head on. “We’ve got your 6” #BackTheBlue

Thank you Chief and those of you in uniform for keeping us safe each and every day! I appreciate the job you all do!

Throwback Thursday! We ran across an entire carousel of slides from the 1970s and recently had the Dickinson Museum Center digitize them. They appear to be of either a department recruitment or Citizen's Academy presentation made by LT Darrell Haag (ret). Either way, there are some gems like this one in there! Officer Pat Lynch "pursues" Detective Jim Rice in an alley downtown... "up against the wall and spread 'em!" ... See MoreSee Less

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Love the pants!

Oh the clothes! Priceless!

Nice pants!

Nice pants

Love Jim! 👌🏼

I thought that was Dwight from The Office

Memories!

The clothes are 👌🏼

Somebody had been to The Fad ...

I want those pants.

An anniversary, of sorts, popped up in our news feed the other day! To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the release of our 2018 Lip Sync Challenge video, we thought it would be fun to do a split screen with the actual Psy Gangnam Style music video to highlight just how painstakingly accurate Vuk Multimedia nailed it! Enjoy and happy Friday! ... See MoreSee Less

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I forgot how awesome this was!!

Just as good a year later. Love this video.

It's even better this way 😀 A lot of people didn't know how close we got to the original! Thank you for sharing!

I love this so much! Awesome job DPD!

You guys are awesome!!! Love it!

Love it! Great idea. Thought it was cool last year but love the comparison. Especially for this old person who doesn’t watch music videos! When’s the next one coming out?

That was awesome!

Spot on! Wow. Love it!

This is great!!

How absolutely wonderful this is split screen 😂

Awesome

Hey, This Is Great!!

I have say this is really well done. Keep it up..you will become famous at solving crimes and making videos.

So good,,, thank you for what you do!!

Love it!!

I also vote for the next one to be "The Git Up" by Blanco Brown. 😁

Perfect watching with original,you need to make another!!!!!

Now that I have seen the side by side comparison it all makes sense. 🤣 Nice job

Still one of the best lip sync battles!

Now time for the git up challenge i think youtu.be/KhJSKj6msgY

This was seriously great

That is unbelievable how well they nailed it!!

This is quit possibly the best thing I've seen in years!

You know, there's a new challenge we are waiting for...... #GitUpChallenge

Sami Rae Schwindt

There have been a number inquiries regarding a law enforcement presence (yesterday) in NE Dickinson…On Thursday, September 5th, a contingent of law enforcement comprised of ND Bureau of Criminal Investigation Agents, DPD Officers and Stark County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a follow-up secondary ground search of the area in question. The search was a BCI facilitated and organized event and part of an active, ongoing investigation into the human, skeletal remains discovered and exhumed from the area as previously reported on December 11th, 2018. No further information will be provided by DPD at this time, as the ND BCI is the lead agency in this investigation. ... See MoreSee Less

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Information is never released to the public on an ongoing investigation, which it clearly states that this is. If the PD felt the public was in danger, they would be telling the public that.

Really and no news on it WOW

I call bullshit

Just like the drunk house that was snuck in under the radar

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