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Non-Emergency Numbers:

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:

  • 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.

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:

(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 exists 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.




  1. Margaret Haugen PSAP Manager

    Margaret Haugan

    PSAP Manager

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

    515 2ND AVE SW 
    MINOT, ND 58701

    PO BOX 5006
    MINOT, ND 58702

    Phone Numbers:
    Emergency: 911
    Non Emergency: 701-852-0111