Reception and Records

Reception/Records Section

The Reception/Record Section is staffed with a supervisor, Sarah VanBerkum, and eight Records Technicians.

Reception Staff
Visitors to the Bismarck Police Department will be greeted and assisted by one of our receptionists, Deb, Sarah, and Lindsay. These ladies are dedicated to Reception duties that include answering the phone, issuing and acknowledging receipt of dog licenses, and releasing impounded pets and vehicles. If you are in need of sex offender registration, our staff will provide you with the necessary paperwork to obtain these permits or to get the process started. They also perform other duties that include data entry, transcription, and typing correspondence.

Lobby Hours

Our lobby hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  

Records Staff

The Records Section is staffed with five Records Technicians, DeeAnn, Kailey, Robyn, Clarissa and Laura. This section performs the centralized records keeping and information retrieval services for the Department. The information gathered is a source to aid in investigations, crime prevention, administrative planning and research, operational supervision, and the establishment or review of organizational policies and procedures. The media also has a compelling interest in the inspection of public documents and records to keep the public informed with information dealing with law enforcement activities.

In addition to the gathering, processing and dissemination of reports, the Records Section also conducts background criminal history checks on subjects applying for employment, housing, military service, gaming, taxi, and for other needs.

Records Section Hours

The Records Section is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is closed on all holidays. For copies of reports and other information, you may contact Records by either stopping at the Police Department, by phone at (701) 223-1212, or by faxing your request to (701) 355-1925.