Williston Police Department

  • Agency: Williston Police Department
  • Address: 223 E Broadway, Ste 201, Williston, 58802 ND
  • Chief: Donald J Wentz (Chief of Police)
Phone: 701-577-1212
Fax: (701)577-1220

Williston Police Department is located at 223 E Broadway, Ste 201, Williston, 58802 ND. The Chief of Police of the department is Donald J Wentz. The Williston Police Department phone number is 701-577-1212.

Williston Police Department News

Lonny Emerson the General Manager of EZ Spot UR Attachments has graciously donated his time and efforts into creating items for the Williams County SWAT. We are honored to be working with such a talented individual and appreciate the work put in by him and his employees.

Thank you for sending this to us Rachael, we love seeing our officers out there making a difference. Great job Officer Koehn, you made this Super Hero’s day, keep it up! “I wanted to share an amazing experience my son had with this officer. I took my 5 year old boy downtown yesterday to capture a few photos by this wonderful photographer, and we happened to notice a police officer across the street in his vehicle. We approached the officer and asked if we could get a picture of him and my son “fighting crime” as my son was dressed as a super hero! The officer agreed, and also allowed my son to check out the vehicle and turn on the lights!! It was such an awesome thing to do, and my son had such a good time! Thank you to this officer for being so kind to my boy, and allowing us to capture such a great photo!”

Thank you Katherine for sending us pictures of Officer Willy at Cottonwood Forest- Pumpkin Patch 2018!

Members of the Williston Police Department and the Williams County Sheriff’s Office had a great time handing out candy and seeing everyone dressed up during the Trail of Treats! We couldn’t of asked for a better turn out or more beautiful weather!

As we all know, a North Dakota winter can be very cold and its crucial to have warm clothing. The Williston Police Department proudly donated several children’s coats along with hats and mittens to Williams County Social Services to distribute to those in need. Thank you for all you do WCSS!

Looks like Officer Willy also had some fun bouncing around!!

The Williston Police Association volunteered October 19th and October 27th at the Pumpkin Patch by Cottonwood Forest. We had so much fun doing the zip line, air cannon, duck races, bounce pad, and even the train! Officer Willy even rode the zip line! He was worn out from chasing balls shot from the air cannon. Thank you to the owners of the Pumpkin Patch for putting on such a fun family event! We are looking forward to doing it next year and the years after that.

The Williston Police Association volunteered October 19th and October 27th at the Pumpkin Patch by Cottonwood Forest. We had so much fun doing the zip line, air cannon, duck races, bounce pad, and even the train! Officer Willy even rode the zip line! He was worn out from chasing balls shot from the air cannon. Thank you to the owners of the Pumpkin Patch for putting on such a fun family event! We are looking forward to doing it next year and the years after that.

Public Service Announcement: Today we had a moose come in to town near the intersection of 2nd Ave W and 26th St W. The Williston Police Department responded to the area to ensure citizens were not placing themselves in any danger by getting too close to the moose and to ensure the safety of the moose. The moose ended up collapsing in a parking lot in the area, and we are sad to report the moose has passed away. We wanted to clear up any confusion, at no time, did any member of the the Williston Police Department have to use any form of lethal or non-lethal force on the moose. This is also a friendly reminder to please keep a safe distance when wild game makes its way in to town. Thanks!

Come join the Williston Police Association at the Dark Acres Pumpkin Patch tonight from 4pm to 7pm and next Saturday 10/27/18 from 12pm to 7pm. Officer Willy will be there!

$CASH REWARD$ 701-572-TIPS (8477)

Community Service Announcement: We are seeing an increase in thefts from vehicles as well as thefts of vehicles. Please ensure that you are locking your doors to deter these thefts. Don't leave keys in the vehicle and keep any valuables out of plain sight. These simple things can keep you from being a victim.

The Williston Police Department would like to thank the local Fire and Iron M.C. comprised of local firefighters for their generous donation to the Williston Police Association. They also donated to the Williams County Sheriff's Association and ND Trooper's Association.

Please help us in welcoming Officer Erica Davis. Erica grew up in Oregon where she studied criminal justice at Western Oregon University. In her free time she enjoys hunting, rugby and spending time with her dogs. Erica is very excited to be part of the community and the department! Welcome Officer Davis!

Please join local law enforcement officers at Applebees in Williston on Sept 18th and 19th from 5 to 9pm. We will be participating in the Tip-a-Cop program which raises funds for Special Olympics. All funds raised at these events stay within the state to provide funding to help special needs athletes participate in events. This is a truly worthy cause and we are looking forward to seeing you all there to help us support these amazing athletes!!

It would be the Williston Police Association's honor to accept the Partnership Award through the North Dakota Recreation and Parks Association. Working with the Williston Parks and Recreation employees has been a rewarding experience. Without their dedication, compassion, and willingness our partnership would not be what it is today. We thoroughly enjoy working with everyone and appreciate all of their hard work with the events they've helped with. We are anticipating on having 3 members of the Williston Police Association present. Thank you again so much for nominating and selecting us out of the many agencies that I'm sure equally deserve this award.

The Williston Police Department would like to thank Karla Omotoye and the Bright Futures Day Care in Fargo ND for reaching out to us. We received a package of thank you letters from children at the daycare. It makes us very happy to receive these personalized messages.

The Williston Police Department dispatchers received a thank you bouquet from the staff at Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home today. Thank you to Everson-Coughlin for the bouquet and thank you to the dispatchers for their hard work and service to our community!

The Williston Police Department would like to welcome Officer Alexis Haggerty. Officer Haggerty provided a short autobiography. She states "I am originally from Sidney, Montana. I went to college in Alexandria, Minnesota where I received my AAS degree in Law Enforcement. My hobbies include playing sports, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends." Be sure to say hello if you see Officer Haggerty out and about.

Thank you to Knife River for sponsoring a team to participate in the Williston Energy Sporting Clays Tournament. Come cheer on the Police Department Team on August 25th at 8am at the Painted Woods Sporting Range.

First Day of School!!! SRO Heather Cook starts her 3rd year at Bakken Elementary and Williston Middle School. SRO Ashley Celander starts her 1st year at Williston High School. We hope you both have a wonderful first day, and school year!!!!

With Williston Schools in session tomorrow, please remember to slow down and drive with care in and around school zones. Don’t use your cell phone while driving, stop and allow pedestrians to cross safely, watch for children who may not be paying attention and report those who pose a threat while driving. Also remember that vehicle speeds should be reduced in residential areas and around daycares. These are high trafficked areas where crosswalks may not be clearly marked. Encourage others to cross at intersections, so they are clearly seen by motorists. Help us keep our roads and children safe! Any questions or concerns contact the Williston Police Department at 701-577-1212.