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The MCSO is a modern law enforcement agency utilizing the latest in technology to effectively investigate, deter, and apprehend criminals. Working with other city, state, and federal agencies that operate in the confines of the county, we dedicate ourselves 24/7/365 to ensure safety and security during this time of rapid growth and development that is being experienced by the Bakken oil formation.

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The McKenzie County Combined Law Enforcement Center addresses the need for more prisoner cells and consolidates the many county and state agencies that serve the growing population of the region. The building will house both long and short term prisoners with a capacity of 129 beds.

The new building will serve several county and state agencies including, the departments of McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, Watford City Police Department, North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Northwest Narcotics Task Force, North Dakota Highway Patrol.





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Two moose spotted this morning near the Wildlife Management Area! @ Lewis & Clark Wildlife Management Area
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office 🎄 🎅🏼 🎁
Congratulations Deputy Moran on graduating from the North Dakota Law Enforcement Training Academy! Welcome back!

Today's Wednesday Most Wanted- please call the McKenzie County Sheriff's Office with any information regarding these two individuals, or any individuals featured on Wednesday Most Wanted. McKenzie County Sheriff's…

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office 🦃
Female dog, possible pit bull/boxer mix, located north of Arnegard. She appears to be about a year and a half to 2 years old. Very friendly and loves to play catch. She did not have a collar when law enforcement made…
Happy Veterans Day from the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office 🇺🇸

PRESS RELEASE*** On October 29, 2019 from 4:00pm-10:00pm, the Watford City Police Department and the McKenzie County Sheriff's Office conducted a number of Alcohol Compliance Checks throughout the county. Four law…

Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour tonight!! Happy Daylight Savings.

County Road 1A(157 F Ave/158th Ave NW) will be be closed 2.5 miles north of County Road 38 (Bennie Peer Road) Thursday 10/31/19 & Friday 11/1/19 for culvert replacement and cattleguard move. Please use alternate…

Happy Halloween from all of us at the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office 🎃 Reminders: Trail of Treats on Main Street in Watford City from 3pm-5pm, and Trunk or Treat in Alexander from 5pm-7pm. We hope everyone has a…




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