Minot Central Dispatch




Non-Emergency Numbers:

Minot Central Dispatch 

Ward County Sheriff’s Office

Calling 9-1-1

Emergencies are situations that require immediate attention from police, fire or ambulance and include:

Any and all crimes in progress

Any and all crimes that have just occurred

Any call with the potential for serious injury or death

Any medical emergency

Any type of fire.


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


Remember the dispatchers questions are important to get the right kind of help to you as quickly as possible


Follow the dispatchers 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:

(701) 852-0111.   


Some examples of situations that may not be emergencies include:

Loud parties

Parking complaints

Barking dogs

Stolen checks or credit cards

Delayed reporting of crimes such as burglaries and vandalism where the suspect is gone from the scene, no suspects exist and the victim is no longer in danger.


Additionally :


Calls regarding power outages should be directed to your power company.
If you need road condition information, please call 511.

If you want to find out if someone has been arrested or is in jail, contact the Ward County Jail at 701-857-6532.

If you need a phone number, please consult phone directory, the internet, or call information by dialing 0

If you need information about weather conditions or school/business closings, please tune in to your local television, radio or internet sites.



If you do not need an officer sent to your location but need general information, please call the agency directly.



       M-F 8am to 5pm 


      515 2ND AVE SW
      MINOT, ND 58701

      PO BOX 5006
      MINOT, ND 58702

PHONE: 701-857-9816