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Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Verlan KvandeSheriff Verlan Kvande

Chief Deputy Jason BoockChief Deputy Jason Boock


Williams County Law Enforcement Center, 3rd Floor
223 E Broadway, Suite 301
Williston, ND 58801


The Sheriff's Office is dedicated to serving and protecting the citizens of Williams County.

Our purpose, within jurisdiction boundaries, is to prevent crimes, preserve the peace, protect life and property, detect and arrest violators of the law, and enforce the laws of the State of North Dakota, and all local ordinances in accordance with the rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and orders of a Court of competent jurisdiction.

The Williams County Sheriff's Office expects its personnel to maintain high standards of appearance and conduct. The public similarly expects such high standards. Peace Officers wield considerable power over its citizenry, power that is carefully circumscribed by state and federal law, and ultimately by the constitution and the Bill of Rights. Our powers to arrest, seize property, and interfere, at times, with the lives of citizens constitute a public trust. This trust can only be earned through professional performances and integrity.

In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1. If you'd like to call in a tip anonymously, please contact Crime Stoppers USA at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Crash Reports

Beginning August 1, 2021, the William’s County Sheriff’s Office will no longer be releasing accident reports due to new state legislation; they must be requested via the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). The form must be downloaded from the NDDOT and returned to them with payment; please follow the instructions outlined on the form. Click the icon below to access the form.

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