Grand Forks Police Department
122 S. 5th Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 701-787-8000
Business hours: M-F, 8 to 5 pm
Press 1: General Information
Press 2: Dispatch Center
Press 3: GF County Jail
701-780-8253 (FAX)

Bicycle Patrol
Bomb Squad
Office of Professional Standards
Police Honor Guard
Service Dog Program
Snowmobile and ATV Patrol

    K-9 Unit

    The Grand Forks Police Department has long been committed to providing highly trained K-9 teams to the citizens and officers of the region. Our K-9 Unit is a specialized team, and is willing and able to respond to requests, either from citizens or other law enforcement agencies, for assistance regionally. Our K-9 teams may assist local patrol officers, search schools, assist with probation and law enforcement searches, track suspects, search buildings, as well as perform many other specialized functions. Additionally, officers within the Unit are available for public speaking and demonstrations regarding the capabilities of the K-9 Unit. All GFPD police service dogs certify annually in their specialized skill sets. Please see below for pictures of current GFPD Police K-9s, and their respective certifications.

    Any questions or concerns regarding the GFPD K-9 Unit may be directed to:
    Sgt. Jason Dvorak at: or 701-787-8000.

    K-9 “Chico”

    Chico is a Yellow Labrador Retriever, born in May 2006, and imported from Eastern Europe. He was procured through, and trained by, Performance Kennels in Minnesota. Chico is a single purpose police K-9, meaning his sole certification is in narcotics detection. As such, he is used for school searches, and just about any way or need to search for illegal narcotics. Additionally, Chico is very social, and performs well during public demonstrations.

    Chico’s assigned handler is Corporal Darin Johnson.

    K-9 “Reno”

    Reno is a Belgian Malinois, born in February 2008, and imported from Germany. He was procured through, and trained by, the Winnipeg Police Service. Reno is a dual-purpose police K-9, trained and certified in narcotic detection as well as all patrol functions, including: criminal apprehension, building and area searches, evidence and article searches, tactical deployments, tracking, and much more.

    Reno’s assigned handler is Corporal Andy Stein.