Message from the Chief of Police

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The Grand Forks Police Department is comprised of a dedicated group of men and women who live by the values of: Service, Partnership, Integrity, Accountability, Respect, and Obligation as the values that guide our actions. We truly live our mission statement which reads:

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.

As a police department we are only successful if we have the trust of the public. We truly are blessed to serve the citizens of Grand Forks. This past week there has been an outpouring of public support. This support has ranged from goodies being dropped off at the police department to the simple gesture our citizens walking up to our officers and thanking them for their service.

The Grand Forks community has experienced several overarching issues this past year. Those issues largely revolve around the scourge of the opioid epidemic and mental health concerns. Rest assured, the officers of the Grand Forks Police Department recognize these areas and are integral components of a multi-disciplined approach to address these problems. In working with our community partners, we continue to strive to become a community of recovery.

On behalf of the men and women of the Grand Forks Police Department I would personally like to thank you, the citizens of Grand Forks, for your continual support of our department. Be assured that you have a dedicated group of professionals willing to do whatever it takes to serve you and keep you safe.

Chief Mark Nelson

Chief Nelson