Watford City Police Department

  • Agency: Watford City Police Department
  • Address: 1201 12th St SE, Ste. A, Watford City, 58854 ND
  • Chief: Slade Herfindahl (Chief of Police)
Phone: 701-842-2280
Fax: 701-444-2105

Watford City Police Department is located at 1201 12th St SE, Ste. A, Watford City, 58854 ND. The Chief of Police of the department is Slade Herfindahl. The Watford City Police Department phone number is 701-842-2280.

Watford City Police Department News

Good Luck to the Watford City Wolves Cross County Team today at the State Tournament!!! GO WOLVES!!!

PARADE UPDATE!!! WCPD AND WCFD will be leading the Watford City Wolves Cross Country Team to state! We should be leaving around 345pm and will going through downtown!! GO WOLVES!!!

This guy was picked up early this afternoon in the Hunters Run/ 1806 area. No tags, just a blue nylon collar. If he’s yours or you know who he belongs to please contact the Police Department at 701-842-2280. Thank you!

WC WOLVES GO TO STATE!: WCPD will be escorting the Watford City Wolves Cross Country Team tomorrow (Friday October 26, 2018) from the High School to the edge of town as they travel to Jamestown for their State Cross Country State Tournament! We will be escorting the team from the High School, down 4th Ave Ne to Main Street and then down to Hwy 23. We encourage anyone who would like to wish them luck to line up on 4th Ave Ne or downtown on Main Street. We will be leaving the High School between 3:30 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. GO WOLVES!!!!!

Can you help identify these individuals for the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office?

We are looking for the publics help in identifying these two individuals in regards to an ongoing investigation.

While out and about in the community, our officers get asked about their training, and especially the Continuing Education we are required to attend every year. Not only do our officers attend a law enforcement academy prior to working as a Police Officer, but they receive yearly Continuing Education training on a wide variety of topics while employed at WCPD. Officers are trained in everything from domestic violence de-escalation training, mental health awareness training, Emergency Vehicle Operation and Control, Legal Update, Ethics, Less-than-Lethal training, K-9 training, Crime Scene training, to firearm training, just to name a few. Today members of the Watford City Police Department participated in their annual firearms qualification. Officers receive training throughout the year for their duty weapons, including their handguns, rifles and shotguns. WCPD officers average approximately 100 or more hours of continued education every year. This is just one of many ways WCPD works hard both on and off duty to better serve our amazing community.

Hello everyone, apparently telephone lines are down in and out of the LEC (including Dispatch). If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1. As soon as things are up and working properly will let you know.

This dog was dropped off at the Watford City Police Department. If this is your dog please contact us during business hours at 701-842-2280.

We have recieved a delayed report of a male in a red four door passenger car attempting to lure a female teenager into his vehicle on Wednesday morning (October 10th). Thankfully the female ignored the male and continued walking to the bus stop and the male drove away. We would like to remind people not to get into a vehicle with people you do not know. Please contact WCPD if you observe any suspicous activity in the future. -Officer Ell #1161

Found this male dog loose around South Pheasant Ridge Street area. No collar or identifying information. Please let us know if this is your pet.

This dog was found at the Brookledge Apts running around. He is wearing a wide blue nylon collar, no tags. If he’s yours or you know who he belongs to, please contact the Police Department at: 701-842-2280.

With winter on our heels, and the construction season wrapping up, WCPD would like to remind drivers to watch for changing road conditions and changes in the road construction areas. Knife River and their contractors are working feverishly to finish the 6th Ave SE and 12th St project. Today a major milestone occured as traffic is now off the Cherry Creek bypass road. 6th Ave Se is opening up to 2-way traffic over the creek. Please drive slow in construction zones and watch for the ever changing road conditions in these areas. WCPD will attempt to get more information on this project for our fellow motorist, and will update you when we can! Drive Safe! Vison Zero - Zero Fatalities - Zero Excuses! - Sgt. Jensen

This female dog was found in the 200 block of 4th Ave NE around 8:50 PM on 10/4/2018. If it is yours or you know who they belong to please contact the Police Department at:701-842-2280. Thank you!

As of 10:15 all unpaved/gravel roads are now open to normal weight resitrctions. https://www.loadpasspermits.com/rcr/Restrictions

These two dogs were found in the area of the Nuverra parking lot last night around 6:00 PM on 10/3/2018. If they are yours or you know who they belong to please contact the Police Department at:701-842-2280. Thank you!

This kitten was found at the Rough Rider Center this morning. If it’s yours or you know who it belongs to please contact the Police Department at:701-842-2280. Thank you!

As of 9:45 A.M. all unpaved/gravel roads within the City of Watford City are now closed and restricted to 12,000 GVW. Further updates will be posted on the Watford City Police Department Facebook Page and at https://www.loadpasspermits.com/rcr/Restrictions

Good evening everyone, with election season coming up, we have been receiving reports that people are stealing campaign signs from people's yards. DO NOT DO THIS. Whether or not you agree with their candidate or topic, you do not have the right to go onto their property to deface/alter/remove their signs. If you have questions, please contact the WCPD or MCSO. Enjoy the snow!

If anyone knows of who the possible owner may be please contact Watford City Pd. Dog appears to be a mix of German Sheppard and lab. White mark on front just below neck area. Located in Hunters Run area

WCPD Lieutenant Monnens receives award: Last night at the McKenzie County First Responders dinner, Watford City Police Lieutenant Shannon Monnens was awarded the McKenzie County Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. A college graduate from Hibbing, Minnesota, Lt. Monnens started her Public Safety career in Northeast Minnesota and joined Watford City Police Department in 2011. During her time with WCPD, Lt. Monnens moved up the ranks from Patrol Officer, to Patrol Sergeant to her current position as the departments Patrol Lieutenant. Lt. Monnens is currently tasked to oversee the day-to-day patrol activities within the department. Lt. Monnens has dedicated herself to the department and community during her seven years and is certified as a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor, SFST Instructor, Field Training Program, and WCPD Evidence Technician/Coordinator along with a long list of other certifications and duties. Lt. Monnens was not the only First Responder to get recognized last night. Also recognized last night was Jesse Bourne - McKenzie County Dispatcher of the Year, Larry Novak - McKenzie County EMS Responder of the Year, and Jeff Morton - McKenzie County Firefighter of the Year (Posthumously awarded to his daughter). Please join us in congratulating all award recipients for this well deserve recognition.

HOMECOMING WEEK! This week marks Homecoming week for Watford City High School! With this exciting week comes lots of fun activities. This year is no different. With dress up days all week in all three schools and a ton of activities happening all week. Here is a quick rundown for everyone! Tuesday: Varsity, JV and sophomore Volleyball at Minot High School tonight at 7:00 P.M. Girls 7/8 Volleyball at Sidney High School tonight at 4:00 P.M. Friday: Homecoming Coronation at 2:50 P.M. at the High School, a parade on Friday leading up to the football game Friday night against Turtle Mountain at 7:00 P.M. and ending with the Homecoming dance after the football game. The homecoming parade will take place at 4:00 P.M. on Friday September 28. The parade will go north on Main Street from Park Ave to 4th Ave Ne, go around the block and return back south on Main Street to Park Ave. During this time, there will be numerous detours and traffic will be delayed in the area. The public is encouraged to attend as this is always a great family event! WCPD would like to wish all the teams’ good luck this week! GO WOLVES!!!

This cat was found in the 100 BLK of 4th St SE this afternoon. If it’s yours or you know who it belongs to, please contact the Police Department at 701-842-2280. Thank you!

UPDATE: Normal weight restrictions will begin on all unpaved/gravel roads starting at 3:00 PM today, September 22,2018. ROAD RESTRICTION: All unpaved/gravel roads in the City of Watford City will be restricted to 12,000 lbs GVW as of 10:00 am CT September 20, 2018. Please check the Watford City Police Department Facebook page for any changes. Regards, Sgt. Jensen

SPEED LIMIT CHANGES: WCPD in collaboration with the City of Watford City, North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have worked together to assess the speed zones throughout the city. Starting today speed limits have increased on 4th Ave NE and 2nd Ave SW. 4th Ave Ne at 12th St NE (Stop light by Post Office) east to 16th St NE (East side of Ace Hardware) has increased from 25 mph to 35 mph. The 25 mph speed limit will remain on 4th Ave NE from 12th St NE west towards downtown. 2nd Avenue SW at Sunset Drive (Roosevelt Hotel) to 10th St SW (By Prairie Heights) has increased its speed limit from 25 mph to 35 mph. 2nd Ave SW from 10th St SW west past Greg’s Welding will continue to be 45 mph. 2nd Ave SW from Main Street to Sunset drive will continue to be 25 mph. WCPD Officers will be out enforcing these new speed limits. Please watch your speed and wear your seatbelt. As the saying goes “Vision Zero – Zero Fatalities – Zero Excuses”