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McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office SafePrint Program

The mission of the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office is to protect and serve the residents of McKenzie County. 

The sheriff’s office has developed this FREE program to carry out our mission and to further protect our citizens. The McKenzie County SafePrint Program provides you with immediate and FREE access to family safety and security information. (Some publications are available in Spanish)

Subjects Include:
  • Child & family safety information
  • Internet safety guide
  • Senior safety & security
  • Halloween safety
  • Biking, in-line skating and skateboarding safety
  • Important information regarding 9-1-1 usage
  • Caregiver’s publication for people with cognitive disorders

These time-tested publications will help our residents keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. You can use these materials to help kids and others in our community learn about crime prevention and safety.


* PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE * January 14, 2019 Sheriff Announces Shannon Wellen as Chief Deputy McKenzie County Sheriff Matthew Johansen announced today the hire of Shannon Wellen as...

Happy New Years! Please don’t drink and drive! Have fun and be safe! We would like to thank our outgoing Sheriff, Gary Schwartzenberger for his service, and we wish him well in his future endeavors. We...

Please be aware of the shifting weather pattern in the coming hours. Please keep an emergency kit your vehicle to include extra extra blankets and/or snow cloths. If you get stuck, break down...

Please heed road and travel advisories as they come out. Please avoid travel if possible. If you must travel, please slow down, carry an emergency kit, stay with your vehicle if you become...

Last week we held an awards and promotions ceremony. We would like to recognize the following deputies for superior achievement in the performance of their duties Sgt. Newman was promoted to...

***Road Conditions*** Even with the sun up and warming temperatures, the roads are still extremely slippery. Please slow down, leave extra room when merging/turning, wear your seat belts, turn your...

***Traffic Accident Update*** Hwy 23 is open again to eastbound and westbound lanes of traffic. North Dakota Highway Patrol will be handling the accident investigation. Remember to drive for the road conditions and wear your seatbelt.

***Traffic Alert*** Highway 23 is closed from the Keene round about to Highway 1806 East due to a serious injury accident. There is no time line on when the road will be reopened. Drivers are...

No Travel Advisory is still in place for McKenzie County. Please stay off the roads.

Update: County Road 10 is back open to both lanes of traffic. McKenzie County sand truck is currently laying sand on County road 10 from Hwy 1806 to Hwy 23 in both lanes. With this in mind it is still very icy...

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