Public Safety

Paramedics carrying a person on a stretcherYou can’t believe everything you read on the internet – (though we are going to ask you to believe us…) Sure we had some “growing pains” at the height of the oil boom, but that was more than a decade ago. Today, our communities are extremely safe and family friendly. Williams County is where you’ll find local communities that have made significant investments in personnel, equipment and technology to enhance safety and peace of mind.  

In North Dakota, we also pride ourselves on our strong law enforcement network. There are several agencies patrolling the streets and roads in Williams County, including the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Williams County Sheriff’s deputies and local municipal police departments. On a scale of 1 being low and 100 being high, ranks Williams County 12 for violent crime. That’s nearly half the average violent crime rate of 22.7 in the United States.  

Every residence in Williams County is served by a fire and ambulance service and 911 dispatch is provided by the Williams County Dispatch Center.  Not sure which service area one is yours? Click the button below to find out!

Williams County/Williston Emergency Management serves the entirety of Williams County to minimize impacts before, during, and after emergencies.


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