Divisions

Patrol Division

Municipal police departments regularly patrol their own cities. The Sheriff’s Office provides similar law enforcement services to 11 communities in the county –Watford City, Arnegard, Rawson, Alexander, Cartwright, East Fairview, Dore, Grassy Butte, Keene, New Town, Mandaree.

Patrol Services responds to calls for service 24 hours a day, such as medicals, alarms, vehicle crashes, motorist assists, and domestic disputes as well as reports of property offenses and fraud. This unit assists citizens and other law enforcement agencies. 

While engaging in community policing practices, Patrol Services actively patrols each community to prevent and deter crime, as well as enforce local, state and federal laws. Initial reports of felony-level offenses are taken by Patrol Services and then forwarded to the Investigations Division for further investigation. 

McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office has an expanded role, providing jurisdiction and authority throughout the county. As a result, the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office collaborates with and supports local law enforcement agencies in a variety of ways, programs, and activities.

"Protection and Service"

  • Business, Bank, and Funeral Escorts
  • Crash Investigation
  • Responding to Crimes in Progress
  • Patrol Shifts
  • Initial Incident Documentation
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Civil Stand-by
  • Civil Paper Service

Units Within the Uniform Division






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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 🦃
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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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