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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TBT with a present-day twist : the original lobby of the 1983 Law Enforcement Center, followed by a present-day picture of the lobby at our new Public Safety Center. ... See MoreSee Less

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After about four months of configuration and testing, Dickinson PD went "live" with its newest public safety software, Zuercher Technologies, on Tuesday morning. 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. ... See MoreSee Less

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Throwback Thursday : Check out another pic of a DPD 1975 Chevy Bel Air parked near the old downtown headquarters. In the background is a Cushman Service Cart which was used for parking enforcement downtown back in the 1970s. An old fable states one parking officer even attempt to pursue a fleeing vehicle in the Cushman, with a blazing top-speed of 10 MPH! ... See MoreSee Less

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If you lost an engine last night (1/26/16), please call the DPD @701-456-7759 to claim it. Be prepared to give a full description of the item. Ask for Sgt. Klauzer in Detectives. ... See MoreSee Less

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SRO Joshua Monson will be in school zones with the new D.A.R.E. car.
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We owe a big thank you to Marathon Oil for financial donations to the D.A.R.E. program and National Night Out.
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Corporal Ron Van Doorne Retires

After 15 years of law enforcement, Corporal Ron Van Doorne is saying goodbye to the Dickinson PD. Ron is best known for his work as the School Resource Officer for Dickinson HS and Hagen Jr. HS. Ron is not leaving law enforcement. He is moving to the Stark County Sheriff’s Office to get their School Resource Officer position off the ground. Thank you for your service to the DPD and good luck at the Stark County... read more

Area Doctor Serves as SWAT Team Medic

Dr. David Saxon of Sanford’s Occupational Health Clinic here in town was recently sworn-in as a Specialized Deputy with the Stark County Sheriff’s Department. Dr. Saxon approached the Southwest Tactical Team last year and offered SWAT medic services for the team. He served as a SWAT medic in Tennessee for many years prior to moving to North Dakota. The team was eager to have Dr. Saxon join the ranks, and his swearing-in as a Specialized Deputy will allow him to integrate with the team “on the front lines” and allow him legal authority to be armed as well. Since many of the Southwest Tactical Team’s responses take it to remote areas of North Dakota, having a doctor on the team will greatly enhance the survivability of team members, citizens, and even suspects. The concept of having a doctor on a SWAT team is generally seen in big, metropolitan areas, so the team is very fortunate to have Dr. Saxon on calls. Besides his current position as an occupational physician, Dr. Saxon has over three decades of emergency room exprience. He has a well-rounded knowledge of trauma care, which will apply greatly to SWAT combat medicine. Dr. Saxon trains with the team at the same intervals as a regular SWAT operator. He has already conducted a Combat Lifesaver course for the team, and activley participates in the bi-weekly trainings. The Southwest Tactical Team greatly appreciates Dr. Saxon’s commitment to the team, and the community! We would also like to thank Sheriff Terry Oestreich of the Stark County Sheriff’s Department for assisting the team by offering to deputize Dr.... 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