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)

Accreditation Manager
Community Policing
Facilities and Equipment Bureau
Human Resources Bureau
Uniform Patrol

    Accreditation Manager

    Lieutenant Jeffrey Burgess

    The Grand Forks Police Department’s goal is to become an internationally accredited law enforcement agency. In August 2011, the department formally enrolled in the Law Enforcement Accreditation program with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement's major executive associations. The purpose of CALEA’s Accreditation Programs is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by: maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence. Lt Burgess is tasked with guiding the agency thru the accreditation process which will involve an internal and external review of policies and procedures. The process and benefits of accreditation are explained here. The department is dedicated to “upholding the highest professional standardsin its service to the public and accreditation is consistent with that commitment.

    Did You Know?

    A 2011 PhD. thesis found that CALEA Accredited agencies had:

    No increase in the mean number of citizen complaints

    45% fewer civil lawsuits

    44% less money spent on litigation costs

    168% less monetary amounts in adverse judgments

    Source:Examining the Relationship Between Law Enforcement Accreditation, Citizen Complaints, Civil Lawsuits, and Adverse Monetary Judgments; William T. Gaut, PhD. Dissertation, August 2011, Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, Arizona.

    Contact: Lt. Jeff Burgess
    Phone Number: (701) 787-8004