Divisions

Investigations Division

The McKenzie County Sheriff Investigations Division investigates criminal activity that occurs, or has an effect on the areas we serve and its citizens. The majority of cases that are investigated are those that are reported to the agency through the patrol division and referred to investigators for further follow up. 

There are a total of five Investigators along with a Sergeant and Lieutenant who are assigned to conduct investigations.  Two Investigators are assigned to the North West Narcotics Task Force. Two Investigators are assigned to work general investigations and the remaining Investigator works intelligence and general investigations. During the school year while working investigations the School Resource Officer also works in Investigations.  

The Division Investigates:

  • Robberies
  • Suspicious or Unattended Deaths
  • Burglaries
  • Gambling
  • Homicides
  • Distribution and sale of Narcotics
  • Computer Crime
  • Child Pornography
  • White Collar Crime
  • Sexual Assaults

Units within the Investigations Division:






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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…

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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…

Press Release – False Alarm at Alexander Public School On Tuesday October 29th, 2019 at approximately 0934 hours, ND State Radio received notification of an Active Threat alarm at the Alexander Public School in…

With Halloween in sight, a reminder of events going on in Watford City and Alexander for the Trick or Treaters. Trail of Treats in Watford City along Main Street from 3pm-5pm. Trunk or Treat in Alexander from…

Press Release – False Alarm at Alexander Public School On Tuesday October 29th, 2019 at approximately 0934 hours, ND State Radio received notification of an Active Threat alarm at the Alexander...

Press Release – False Alarm at Alexander Public School On Tuesday October 10th, 2019 at approximately 0934 hours, ND State Radio received notification of an Active Threat alarm at the Alexander...

The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Watford City Police Department, North Dakota Highway Patrol, Arnegard Fire Department, Alexander Fire Department, and the McKenzie County Emergency Management…



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