Minot Central Dispatch
Ward County Sheriff’s Office
Call 9-1-1 for emergencies
Emergencies are situations that require immediate attention from police, fire or ambulance and include:
If and when you call 911:
Be prepared to answer the dispatchers questions which will include the location of the emergency, including the street address and the phone number you are calling from.
Keep in mind that the dispatcher is going to ask important questions in order to get the right kind of help to you as quickly as possible.
Follow the dispatcher's instructions and stay on the line until you are told to hang up – the dispatcher is trained to help keep you safe and explain how to do first aid while help is on the way.
Try to stay as calm as possible.
If you accidentally call 911
Please don’t hang up. The dispatcher will need to verify if there is an emergency or not. If you hang up they will call you back, and if no one is reached, dispatchers will send responders to your location.
If you have a non-emergency situation
Please call the Minot Central Dispatch non-emergency number:
Some examples of situations that may not be emergencies include:
Delayed reporting of crimes such as burglaries and vandalism where the suspect is gone from the scene, no suspects exists and the victim is no longer in danger.
If you do not need an officer sent to your location but need general information, please call the agency directly.