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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Our department would like to send out a heartfelt thanks to Jenna Reid of Kansas for donating her talent and time by making a colored pencil drawing of our beloved K-9 Niko! After Niko passed away last year, Jenna contacted us on Facebook and offered to draw Niko and present it to Officer Peters, who was Niko's handler. Officer Peters was recently presented the gift, and was grateful for Jenna's kindness and talent.

Jenna has a great affinity for fallen K-9's, and has made similar drawings for countless agencies across America. We are so grateful for your gift, Jenna! It will certainly help keep the memory of Niko alive!
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At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dickinson Police Officers attempted a traffic stop on a suspended driver. It was believed the male driver, a 37 YOA Dickinson resident, was also possibly armed. A felony style traffic stop was initiated. The driver initially stopped then fled after ignoring officers verbal commands to exit the vehicle. A low-speed pursuit followed and ended near a north Dickinson hotel.

The driver fled from the vehicle into the hotel lobby where he was taken into custody following a brief struggle and Taser deployment. The driver was ultimately arrested for numerous charges to include Fleeing in a Motor Vehicle, Terrorizing, Possession of Methamphetamine Paraphernalia, Reckless Endangerment, and Resisting Arrest. Further charges may be pending.

A female acquaintance of the driver interfered with officers during the arrest of the male subject at the motel. The 42 YOA Dickinson resident was subsequently arrested for Physical Obstruction of a Government Function.

Both individuals are currently in the custody of the Southwest Multi-County Correction Center in Dickinson.

It should be noted that during the course of the pursuit, Jefferson Elementary faculty witnessed the slow speed pursuit passing by near the school and went into “Secure Campus” mode as a precaution.
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The DPD thanked Millie Wanner for her service to the department for over 25 years. Millie has been the head seamstress and a great friend to the department.
Thank you again Millie for everything you do!
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The Dickinson Police Department is very proud to announce that Senior Officer Ian Wise has been selected as the 2018 Traffic Safety Officer of the Year by the Traffic Safety Division of the Department of Transportation.

Senior Officer Wise wrote 70 DUI citations, 91 speeding citations, 32 driving under suspension citations, made 14 traffic drug arrests and wrote a multitude of other traffic citations in 2017.

Senior Officer Wise has been active in DOT overtime events, which included, Distracted Driving enforcement, Impaired Driver enforcement and Occupant Protection enforcement.

Congratulations Senior Officer Ian Wise on this latest honor!
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Night shift is reporting several incidents of stolen vehicles last night within Dickinson. We are currently investigating the cases, but preliminary indications are the stolen vehicles were UNLOCKED and keys were in the ignition.

Hot-wiring, key shaving, and punching-out ignition columns are pretty MacGyver ways to steal a vehicle, and increasingly harder with newer car models. The overwhelming majority of stolen vehicles happen with unlocked doors and keys in the ignition. It makes stealing so easy, a caveman could do it. Don't let cavemen steal your vehicles, lock and secure them!

If that's still not enough reason, consider that some insurance companies will not honor a claim if the vehicle owner neglected to remove keys from the vehicle and it was stolen as a result!

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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