“The mission of the Minot Police Department Crime Prevention Unit is to provide the community with educational and informational programs on crime prevention and other law enforcement activities. We strive to enhance our services and participate in many activities and events in the Minot community.”
PRESENTATIONS UPON REQUEST
The Crime Prevention Unit offers numerous informational presentations and public awareness activities that can be conducted upon request from any organization. The Crime Prevention Unit has the following presentations available:
-Bicycle Safety and Traffic Safety Seminars
-Licensing of Bicycles
-Substance Abuse Seminars
-National Night Out / Law Day Activities
-Tours, Ride-a-longs, College Internships
-Alcohol Server Training
-Tobacco Compliance Checks
-Fraud, Identity Theft, and Internet Safety Seminars
-Minot Police Department Trading Card Program
-Workplace Hostility Seminars
The Crime Prevention Unit will offer Child Safety Seat Inspections for infant seats, car seats and boosters, by appointment.
We will require the child seat manufacturer’s instruction manual(s), the vehicle owner’s manual, and ideally the child(ren).
If you do not have these (i.e. lost manuals, child not born yet/expectant mother, etc.), we can still do the inspection, however, please let us know when you call/email for the appointment.
Inspections for one seat can take up to 30 min or more (multiple seats can be around 45 or more depending on how many seats come in). Inspections are very detailed and can’t be properly or effectively completed in 5-10 minutes, so please plan accordingly when setting up your appointment.
To make your appointment, please contact Sr. Officer Moss.
These service is also offered by First District Health Unit and the Ward County Sheriff’s Office.
ALARMS AND PERMITS
The City of Minot has an alarm ordinance regarding security alarms which requires you to purchase an alarm permit for your residence / business each year per calendar year (January 1st – December 31st). This permit is $30.00.
Human Error / False Alarm:
* Police Officer response without a permit is $50.00 (waived with permit purchase).
* Police Officer response with a permit, first one is free. Each subsequent human error false alarm will be a $50.00 fee.
Mechanical / Unknown Error:
* 1st time police response is free with a permit.
* 2nd & subsequent alarms are a $50.00 fee per response (however these can be waived with a valid work order from your technician providing you obtain a valid permit).
Methods of payment accepted:
Cash, Check, Money Order & Credit Card (Visa / Master Card). We DO NOT recommend sending cash through the mail. Credit card payments may be made over the phone for your convenience.**
Renewals are sent out EVERY November.
City of Minot Alarm Ordinances and Alarm Permit applications are available by clicking the links below.
Any questions, please contact the Crime Prevention Unit.
SR. PATROL OFFICER
515 2ND AVE SW
MINOT, ND 58701
PO BOX 5006
MINOT, ND 58702
8:00 am-4:30 pm