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Mission Statement

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.

About Us:

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. 



History / Dedication

Organization Chart




Annual Police Auction -  Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Abandoned and unclaimed property to include around fifty (50) motor vehicles and over a hundred (100) bikes will be auctioned off on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at the Grand Forks Police Department’s Impound Lot located at 1800 N. 36th St.

The Gate will open at 9:00 AM and the sale starts at 10:00 AM.

Auctioneer North Dakota Lic. #898 Joe McMullen will be handling the sales of this property. All property must be settled for before removal from the premises.  All property must be removed within five (5) days.                 

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