Posted on: April 20, 2017

Bismarck Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon to be Held May 9

Crisis Care Chaplaincy

The annual Bismarck Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon, will be held May 9, 2017, at 12:00 Noon until 1:00 p.m.  Mandan Police Chief Jason Ziegler will deliver the keynote address. The event will take place at the Ramkota Inn, 800 South Third Street, Bismarck. Businesses may reserve table sponsorships, $500 for a table of eight, and $250 for a table of four.  Individual tickets may also be reserved for $25. Reservations are required and must be made in advance by Noon, May 2, 2017.  For more information and to make reservations, call (701) 355-1894. Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the Crisis Care Chaplaincy program.

Chief Ziegler is a graduate of the United States Marine Corps Reserve, Non-Commissioned Officer Training, State of Florida’s Police Standard University and holds Associate degrees from Columbia College and BACJA Columbia College, MO as well as Louisville’s Command Officer Development School, and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Troy University.

Chief J. Ziegler started his career in law enforcement in 1990 as a patrol deputy with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office in Florida and served there in numerous roles for nearly 26 years.   During his service as a deputy sheriff he served in the capacity of field training officer, tactical detective, and as community policing deputy.  In 2001 he was promoted to the rank of sergeant where he served in the capacity of field training sergeant, community policing sergeant, criminal investigation sergeant (property/economics), and training sergeant.  In 2004 he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and served in the capacity of Human Resource Manager, Patrol Platoon Lieutenant/Field Training, commanded the Community Service Section which oversees the Crime Prevention Unit and School Resource Units and finished his career with Osceola County as Lieutenant over the Training Unit.  

Chief Ziegler became the Chief of Police of the Mandan Police Department Jan. 4, 2016. The Chief is a Kiwanis member, chair of the Metro Area Narcotics Task Force, a member of the North Dakota Chiefs of Police Association, International Chiefs of Police Association, North Dakota Peace Officers Association and the Tactical Operations Commander for DAPL protest.

The Crisis Care Chaplaincy serves the Bismarck Police and Fire Departments, Bismarck Rural Fire Department, Central Dakota Communications Center (CenCom), Burleigh County Sheriff and Detention Center, Mandan Police Department, Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the N.D. State Highway Patrol. The Chaplaincy's purpose is crisis intervention when people are experiencing extreme trauma and loss.

For more information about the Crisis Care Chaplaincy visit

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