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

    Police Department Captains

    Interim Police Chief Michael T. Kirby
    Administrative Division

    Captain Mark Nelson
    Operations Division

    Administrative Division

    The Administrative Division of the Grand Forks Police Department provides support services to the Operations Division, regional law enforcement agencies, and the citizens of our community. The Administrative Division is comprised of three bureaus.

    The Human Resources Bureau (HRB) sustains and develops the most valuable asset within the agency…..our employees. HRB facilitates recruitment of officer candidates for full-time sworn positions, reserve officers, non-sworn employees, and interns. Additional areas addressed by the HRB includes: employee retention, promotional processes, workplace safety, Civil Service Code compliance, and coordination of all personnel related matters with the City of Grand Forks Human Resources Office. A Police Sergeant is assigned to the HRB to specifically address employee development and training.

    The Records Administration Bureau (RAB) is responsible for the department’s vast records management system and provides administrative support to the department. In addition, RAB handles and directs telephone and walk-up inquires to the department.

    The Facilities and Equipment Bureau (FEB) is responsible for coordination of capital item purchases, property and evidence services, facility maintenance, and coordination with the Public Safety Answering Point.

    The staff of the Administrative Division is dedicated to respectfully serving our employees and citizens. We recognize our obligation to develop and train departmental personnel for the present and future challenges of our profession. We accept our obligations wholeheartedly and serve with a spirit of integrity, partnership, pride, and professionalism.

    Interim Police Chief Michael T. Kirby
    Administrative Division Commander
    Grand Forks Police Department

    Operations Division

    The uniformed officers of the Operations Division are the visible symbols of the Mission Statement and Core Values of the Grand Forks Police Department. Operations Division officers patrol the community, respond to calls for service, and interact with citizens and community organizations to enhance quality of life.

    The Operations Division is divided into three bureaus. The Uniform Patrol Bureau is led by Lt. Ferguson and is responsible for response to emergency and routine requests for police services, initial on-scene investigations, preventive patrol, and traffic enforcement. The Communtiy Resource Bureau is led by Lt.Remer and implements traditional and non-traditional strategies designed to enhance community quality of life by reducing crime and the fear of crime. The Criminal Investigations Bureau is led by Lt. Remer and is responsible for performing extended investigations of crimes as well as assisting the Uniformed Patrol Bureau in their follow-up investigations.

    Several specialized units function within the Operations Division. They include the Police Service Dog Program (K-9), Special Teams, Bicycle Patrol, Special Purpose Vehicles, and the Field Training and Evaluation Program.

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    Captain Mark Nelson
    Operations Division Commander