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Promotional Ceremony Held Tuesday for Grand Forks Police Officers

November 13, 2012 in WDAZ

The Grand Forks Police Department is celebrating several promotions today. Police held a public promotional ceremony this morning honoring two members of the police family. Continue Reading

After career busting conmen, Grand Forks detective retires

June 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When Det. Mike Flannery started with the Grand Forks Police Department, the department still had an officer devoted around the clock to a downtown foot-patrol shift, many of which he walked himself. Continue Reading

Grand Forks police start YouTube channel

June 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Hoping to capitalize on social media to prevent crime and keep the community informed, the Grand Forks Police Department has established its own YouTube channel. Plans for the channel, which will be operated by the department’s community resource bureau, started about a month ago. Continue Reading

GFPD, UND win grants for more cops

June 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Grand Forks Police Department could be hiring two military veterans thanks to a $250,000 federal grant it recently received. More than 800 officers could be hired nationally as part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s $111 million “Vets to Cops” program. Continue Reading

Grand Forks Police Department holds promotion ceremony

June 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Grand Forks Police Department will hold a promotion ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday at the police station. Continue Reading

Grand Forks police may provide temporary police chief for UND

June 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Grand Forks City Council’s service and safety committee will consider today whether the Grand Forks Police Department should provide an interim police chief for the UND police. Continue Reading

Reported crime in Grand Forks hits 15-year low

April 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Total reported crimes down 6 percent in 2011, but burglaries, other property crimes are on the riseThe number of reported crimes in Grand Forks hit a 15-year low in 2011, but property crimes and drug offenses were on the rise. Grand Forks had 9,193 reported crimes last year, the fewest since the flood year of 1997, according to the police department’s annual report released Monday. Continue Reading

Grand Forks hosts third annual police training academy

January 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Grand Forks Police Department and Lake Region State College, based in Devils Lake, will hold another Peace Officer Training program in Grand Forks May 14. The program is a one-semester academy that makes graduates eligible for a peace-officer license in North Dakota. They would be “immediately hirable” by law enforcement agencies, the city said in a news release. Continue Reading

Click It or Ticket campaign starts Friday

January 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Grand Forks Police Department will take part in a “Click It or Ticket It” campaign starting Friday. Extra officers will patrol Friday through Jan. 21. Continue Reading

GFPD officers’ use of force up in 2010

March 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Tasers, pepper spray uncommonA review of the past five years shows that the number of use-of-force reports filed by officers peaked in 2006, bottomed out in 2008 and rose in 2009 and 2010, almost re-attaining the 2006 level. Continue Reading