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The Grand Forks Police Department, in partnership with a diverse community, is dedicated to upholding the highest professional standards in order to equitably serve and protect all individuals with respect and dignity.
Formally established in 1880, the Grand Forks Police Department is a modern and progressive police department in all respects. The department employs 82 sworn officers, 15 civilian staff and 20 auxiliary staff. The police department is divided into two divisions (Operations and Administrative) each commanded by a Deputy Chief. The department has six bureaus (Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Community Resources, Facilities and Equipment, Human Resources and Records) each commanded by a Lieutenant except for Records. The Office of Professional Standards and Accreditation Manager work directly out of the Chief’s Office.
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Grand Forks Police Dept.
122 South 5th Street, PO Box 5548
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Non-Emergency: (701) 787-8000
Business hours: M-F, 8-5 pm
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The following is an update and overview of the involvement of the Grand Forks Police Department reference Incident Report @201501332.
The Grand Forks Police Department would like to thank the public and media outlets for their patience as our Department continues to cooperate with the Bureau of Criminal Investigations during their investigation of this incident. As this investigation moves forward and as certain aspects of this case become known, our Department will be able to further inform the public of some general details.
On Friday, February 27, 2015 at approximately 10:41 p.m. officers from the Grand Forks Police Department responded to a suspicious vehicle call in the parking lot of Wells Fargo Bank located on S. Columbia Rd. After the officers arrived; the operator of the suspect vehicle, later identified as David Elliott, left the area and failed to stop for officers after they had also witnessed a traffic violation committed by this operator.
This failure to stop for officers led to a high speed pursuit through the City of Grand Forks at speeds approaching 100 mph. Due to public safety concerns, this pursuit was terminated by the Grand Forks Police Department and the suspect vehicle was let go.
On 02-28-15 at approximately 12:31a.m., (roughly two hours later) this same operator and vehicle was involved in a welfare check for a possible suicidal subject that led the Grand Forks Highway Patrol and Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department to following the vehicle back into the City of Grand Forks to the area of Gateway Dr. and I29. It was at this location the officers attempted to again stop this vehicle. The suspect vehicle continued to disregard officers’ orders, attempted to strike officers with his vehicle and continued to flee from the area.
A second pursuit of this vehicle was initiated as the suspect vehicle continued Eastbound on Gateway Dr. into the City of Grand Forks. As the suspect vehicle continued into the City of Grand Forks it traveling through the Campus area of the University of North Dakota onto the Columbia Rd. Overpass. Officers involved in the pursuit deployed stick strips twice in an attempt to stop the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle continued to the Altru Hospital parking lot where the officer involved shooting occurred.
Due to the multiple jurisdictions involved and the desire for an independent investigation into the facts surrounding this case; the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigations was tasked with the review of this incident.
The Grand Forks Police Department’s Media Center will be open at 1:30pm today for further following questions and conversation about the details of this incident. The University of North Dakota Police Department will also have a representative present to answer questions concerning their Police Department’s involvement.
Lt. Dwight Love
Cops in the Community tomorrow at the Northside Cafe from 8:30am - 10:30am. Swing by for a cup of coffee & a casual conversation with your ward officer.
Please stop by and meet your Ward Officers at Cops in the Community on Tuesday February 24th from 8:30-10:30am.
***Update: APPREHENDED *****
The GFPD is asking the public's assistance in locating Arlen John "AJ" Boulduc Jr who has an Active Felony Arrest Warrant for Escape from Grand Forks County. He does have active warrants from Cass County, ND and Polk County, MN as well. Any information would be much appreciated.... 701-787-8000
The GFPD would like to make the public aware of a tax scam being reported to the IRS:
An unknown caller will identify them self as an agent at the IRS.
The agent says you owe money to the IRS and you must pay now, through a prepaid debit card or payment voucher. The agent has your name, your address, and other personal details and tells you there’s a warrant out for your arrest and if you don’t pay within two hours, you could be arrested for tax fraud, be deported or even lose your driver’s license.
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) J. Russell George said this week that his office has received reports of nearly 290,000 of these phone calls since 2013.
For your information, the IRS always contacts people by mail if they owe taxes. So if the IRS’s first contact with you is by phone – be wary. The agency also never asks taxpayers to pay using a prepaid debit card or wire transfer. Actual IRS agents are also not supposed to ask for credit card information over the phone, so if someone goes down that path, consider it a bright red flag.
If you get a call of this kind, hang up, call the IRS or the FTC and report the call to the GFPD, 701-787-8000.
The Grand Forks Police Department has prepared a video to help educate the community regarding the dangers associated with Powdered Fentanyl and Heroin use.