School Resource Officer

In January of 2007, the Dickinson Police Department assigned the first-ever School Resource Officer to the Dickinson Public School District. In the wake of the Columbine tragedy, many law enforcement agencies realized the importance of being proactive in the school environment. Thus, the department and school district worked together to develop the School Resource Program.

In the spring of 2018, the Dickinson Public School District approved the addition of a second SRO to the district. Sergeant Brandon Stockie will manage the SRO Program and the SRO duties at the Dickinson High School. Officer Tiffany Whinery is currently assigned to the Dickinson Middle School. Though they will primarily concentrate efforts between the high school and the junior high, they will also have a presence at the elementary schools with the assistance of patrol’s Adopt-a-Cop program. Some of their duties include resolving student conflicts, processing status crimes occurring on school property, and having a presence at after-school activities such as dances and athletic programs.

dareIn the fall of 2014, the Dickinson PD, along with the Dickinson Public School District, were proud to announce the addition of D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) to our list of proactive services. Two officers attended an 80-hour specialized DARE course to become certified instructors. They began instructing the courses to 7th graders at Hagen Junior High. The courses are eleven, 45-minute classes covering topics to give kids the skills needed to avoid drugs, gangs, and violence. Supplemental courses also cover bullying, prescription drug abuse, and internet safety. In the years to come, the department is hopeful to expand the DARE program into the 5th-grade and elementary levels.

During the summer months, the School Resource Officers are involved in many of the city’s summer youth programs. They are also in charge of the community programs throughout the year. They have a satellite office located within the West River Community Center.
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Text-A-Tip

The Dickinson Police Department, along with Dickinson Public Schools, recently started a new program called Text-A-Tip at Dickinson High School and Dickinson Middle School. This program will give kids the opportunity to report illegal activities, bullying, weapons, and other concerns by texting the School Resource Officer at 701-260-7804. All students who use the program may remain anonymous.

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Thank you to Roosevelt!We send a big thank you to the kindergarten crew at Roosevelt Elementary for their thoughtful gifts! The handmade badge plaques are a huge hit among officers. ... See MoreSee Less

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Night shift from both the Dickinson PD and Stark County Sheriffs Office were able to spend a little time with our local Girl Scouts last night at their sleep over event. ... See MoreSee Less

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Know the Truth – the substance use prevention division of North Dakota Adult and Teen Challenge will be heading this event but encourages as much involvement from other resources throughout the community as possible. The event highlights include updates on local drug trends, inspiring stories from those currently overcoming addiction, and ways in which we can find the root causes of addiction and means for intervention. This event couldn’t be complete without the help of local law enforcement, health professionals, and members of the community who specialize in prevention and addiction recovery. The purpose of this forum is to educate not only parents, but all members of the community about current drug trends, warning signs, and ways to intervene when necessary.

Free CEU Credits are also available to educators, nurses and social workers!

Come join us and show your care and support of our community’s youth by educating yourself and helping to educate others on substance use. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Questions or Comments?

Comments and questions regarding the School Resource Program can be directed to Sergeant Brandon Stockie at
701-456-7076 or E-mail.