Williston Police Department

Williston Police Department

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223 East Broadway, Suite 201
Williston, ND 58801

701-577-1212 - Dispatch
701-577-1220 - Fax

March 19th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Public Service Announcement

 

In response to the Williams County Law Enforcement Center being closed to the public, the Williston Police Department wants to inform the community on how to remain in contact with the Williston Police Department to better serve our community needs.

If you are in an emergency and need assistance, don’t hesitate to call 911. For non-emergency calls, the community can contact the Williston Police Department at: (701) 577-1212.

 

Parking tickets, alarm bills, animal pound fees and impound fees can be taken care of:

           223 E Broadway, Ste. 201

           Williston, ND 58801

 

Records request can be taken care of:

           Attn: Records Department

           223 E Broadway, Ste. 201

           Williston, ND 58801

 

 

The Williston Police Department wants to thank our community members for their understanding and cooperation through this time. The Williston Police Department is dedicated to serving and protecting this community through this stressful time.



March 17th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Public Service Announcement

 

We at the Williston Police Department want to advise the Williston community of some of the operational changes that we will be taking to keep Williston community members and our employees safe during the COVID-19 response. First and foremost, the Williston Police Department will still be responding to calls for service from the community as needed. Our officers have been given access to personal protective equipment to help them continue to do their jobs and wear when necessary.

We want to try and follow the CDC guidelines as much as possible concerning social distancing. This is a recommendation of at least 6 feet between individuals and no physical touching. This means on some calls for service officers may respond with a phone call instead of an actual officer’s presence. Do not think that this will result in the Williston Police Department taking the call any less seriously or working less diligently.

It should be noted that public access to the Law Enforcement Center may be restricted as an added measure. This measure would be for everyone’s safety, and not meant to be a barrier to keep us from doing the job we love. We want to remind the public that they do not need to come to the Law Enforcement Center for law enforcement reporting or to get paperwork as much of this can be done through our Williston Police Department website on-line.

The following things have been suspended until further notice:

-          Citizen ride-alongs with officers.

-          Police Department tours for citizens.

-          Speaking engagements to large groups.

-          Travel for business and officer’s training.

-          In person large employee meetings.

We want the public to know that we are reacting but not overreacting to these concerns, because while we want to be diligent in doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 we realize that we still have a duty to serve and protect the Williston Community. We encourage our community members to stay informed on COVID-19. Information can be found at the CDC’s website online at: www.cdc.gov


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David A. Peterson
Chief of Police

LETTER FROM THE WILLISTON POLICE DEPARTMENT CHIEF OF POLICE

First, thank you for the opportunity to serve the Williston community as the Police Chief. It is truly my honor to serve this community. I serve alongside many outstanding men and women that make up the Williston Police Department. We take tremendous pride in our partnership with this community. It is through this partnership that the high quality of life and safety can be preserved for those that live and work in Williston, and for those that visit our excellent community.

Our men and women are highly educated, well-trained, and extremely devoted to the highest standards of integrity, morals, and ethics. Each member of the Williston Police Department is devoted to work with our community to solve crime and keep our neighborhoods safe. We pride ourselves on having tremendous community support, which assists us in hiring and retaining the best police officers we possibly can.

As a department, we have initiated many different programs to provide education and promote community relations. Some of these programs include Citizens Police Academy, DARE, Neighborhood Watch, Bike Rodeos, Safe Bank Instructions, and many others. Thank you for visiting the Williston Police Department website. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please contact us. We would be happy to hear from you.

Sincerely,

David A. Peterson
Chief of Police