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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The DPD is excited to announce the purchase of a training simulator that will help officers make those crucial split-second decisions! On Tuesday, the city commission awarded a bid to VirTra, Inc. of Tempe, AZ to provide the department a 180-degree situational training simulator that uses realistic video scenarios to test an officer's response to dangerous situations.

VirTra is known nationally for its training systems, which provides not only realistic firearms control, but also integrates less-lethal devices like pepper spray and Taser. The video scenarios are professionally scripted and filmed, and allow an instructor to escalate/deescalate the situation based on an officer's action or inaction. Furthermore, if an officer is "shot", a device called "Threat Fire" delivers a safe shock to the officer to induce situational stress and emphasize proper tactics. Finally, the purchase also includes VirTra's "V-Author" software program that will allow trainers to create custom scenarios using AI characters and backdrops of actual locations within the city such as businesses and schools. This will greatly enhance the realism for the officers, and add to the quality of training they receive.

The system is scheduled to be shipped and arrive at the PSC in the next 60 days. Besides regular departmental training for officers, the department plans to showcase the simulator's capabilities to civic organizations and groups like our Citizens Police Academy and Youth Academy. Such exposure can help bridge the understanding between police and citizens when it comes to use of force incidents and the decisions that led to them.

The project cost was roughly $250,000 which is funded through a city building fund. The department thanks the city commission for their support of this project and their continued support of our efforts! We truly believe the addition of this simulator not only enhances the professionalism of our department, but it will also help save lives!
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It has been determined that the handgun found near Jefferson Elementary is connected to a case the Stark County Sheriff’s Department is working on.

We want to thank everyone for all the tips we received.
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Earlier today, the DPD recovered a .22 caliber handgun found in a snowbank on the east side of 6th St West near the intersection of 11th Ave West. The gun is believed to have been buried in the snow for quite sometime judging by its corroded condition; it was recently revealed after the significant snow melt. It is not known when or actually where the gun may have been dropped or lost as it could have been moved about during snow removal activities in the area.

If you have any information regarding the ownership of the handgun, please contact dispatch at 701-456-7759.
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Tickets are now on sale for this year's Heroes Ball. To get your ticket, stop by our Records Division at the Public Safety Center between 8 AM - 5 PM Monday thru Friday.

Our Heroes Ball is an annual fundraiser for the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center, the Dickinson Police Association, and the Dickinson Volunteer Fire Department. It will be held at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge starting at 5:30 PM.

Hope to see you there!
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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...

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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...

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Dickinson Law Enforcement Center

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

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

CHI St. Alexius 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)

Dickinson Fire Department Central Substation 25 2nd Ave W, Dickinson, ND 58601 (701) 456-7625