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


We will protect and serve the community with unwavering commitment, integrity and professionalism.

We are dedicated to ensuring public safety and upholding the rule of law while fostering positive relationships built on community trust and engagement.

Our mission is to always be prepared and willing to sacrifice while working in unison with the community to maintain a safe, secure environment for all.

We will be responsive and proactive while finding innovative ways to enhance overall quality of life while investing in our youth.  Our strength comes through unity and perseverance.


Core Values

  • Professionalism- We will always maintain a professional image and provide professional services.  We are committed to excellence while holding ourselves to a higher standard emphasizing integrity, responsibility and accountability in all that we do.
  • Integrity- We will be transparent and always act with uncompromising honesty while upholding the highest moral character and ethical principles.
  • Commitment- We pledge our loyalty, service and protection to the community and will be relentless in our pursuit of law and order.
  • Honor- We have the greatest reverence for our citizens and one another.  We will conduct ourselves in the highest ethical manner and will always strive to do the right thing for the right reason at the right time.

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Vision Statement

Community Strength Through Unity

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