Chief's Message

Joe Cianni

Message from Chief Joe Cianni

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our website and I hope your visit is informative and enlightening. I am extremely fortunate and honored to serve the department and community your search has led you to. Our team consists of some of the finest, most capable and professional men and women serving in the field. The Dickinson Police Department is a modern, professional police department which embraces technology and innovation while maintaining our conservative, traditional bones.

We as a department have enjoyed unwavering support from our community and together we have established an intimate partnership making Dickinson an extremely safe and secure place to call home.  We believe in community-strength through unity and acknowledge we are only as strong as our foundation built on community trust, values, and legitimacy.

We are here to serve and maintain the safe standard of living residents have been accustomed to throughout the years.  Being part of the Bakken energy sector has presented many challenges which have strengthened our bonds, fostered collaboration, and increased community engagement. Our strength is our people, our goal is community safety and security.  Our mission is to be prepared and to serve our community in a professional, empathetic, respectful and inclusive manner while investing in tomorrow through today’s youth. 

Reach out or come visit us in your travels and learn for yourself what Dickinson PD and our great community has to offer.  Consider becoming part of our team, we are always welcoming to anyone wanting to do and be part of something more, something special!


Chief Joe Cianni


With the community as our foundation, the Dickinson Police Department is committed to excellence developed through pride and earning a reputation for providing professional, caring, and courteous service.

We are dedicated to a philosophy that promotes community involvement in problem-solving and developing solutions that improve the quality of life for our citizens.

We are committed to the values of the community we ethically serve with compassion, respect, and proactive education while strengthening our bond through personal community involvement, and effective crime prevention.

Our team will be flexible and innovative, yet maintain prudent fiscal responsibility through wise use of resources.

To fulfill our mission, the Dickinson Police Department is committed to providing a quality work environment and development of its team members through leadership and professional skill development, keeping in mind that our strength is our people and our goal is a safer community.

Core Values

  • Integrity- To act at all times with courage, honor, and truthfulness.
  • Respect- Supporting our community, coworkers, and the law with dignity and compassion.
  • Teamwork- Working together to achieve a common goal.
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Vision Statement

Proudly partnering with the community, we will be the model of an innovative team dedicated to providing quality service and quality protection while compassionately and respectfully performing our duties.

Comments and Questions
Comments and suggestions regarding police services can be directed to Chief Cianni at:

Phone: 701-456-7755 or by joe.cianni [at] (Clicking Here to Email) or mail your comments or suggestions to:

Chief Joe Cianni
Dickinson Police Department
2475 State Avenue North
Dickinson, North Dakota 58601