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We currently have open positions for;
9-1-1 Dispatchers/Correctional Officers need no prior experience or training, we provide all necessary on-the-job and some off-site, paid training. We are looking for anyone who has a desire to help other people and be the much-needed link between 911 callers and emergency services in their time of need.
See the County JOBS page for more information.

The Bottineau County Sheriff’s Office operates with the Sheriff and 10 Deputies. Duties include making arrests, enforcing all state and local laws, transporting prisoners and mentally ill patients, serving legal papers, holding public sales of property under court orders, and attending district court. 

Sheriff’s Deputies have the authority to enforce laws in cities and towns as well as rural areas within Bottineau County. While many of the responsibilities are regulated by the state and federal government, the Sheriff's primary role is still to preserve peace and order in the county.

The Sheriff’s Office operates a new state-of-the-art 911 Dispatch Center covering Bottineau and Renville Counties. The Bottineau/Renville 911 Dispatch Center is staffed 24/7 with at least two Dispatchers at a time. Serving as the primary link between the public and Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS, with Next-Generation 9-1-1 services including Text-to-911. All dispatchers are certified Emergency Medical Dispatchers with several other incident specific trainings to give life saving instructions during an emergency. All Dispatchers are also cross-trained certified Correctional Officers.


The Sheriff’s Office also operates a state-of-the-art 26 bed Correctional Center housing both sentenced and pre-sentenced inmates for Bottineau and neighboring counties. 

Bottineau County utilizes the NDTip service for citizens to submit annonomous tips to the Sheriff's Office. For more information click the image link below to navigate to our NDTip Web Page. 


Sheriff Jeremy Tofteland

Emergency Dial 9-1-1

 Ambulance - Fire - Sheriff

Non-Emergency Dispatch - (701)-228-2740

Correctional Center - (701) 228-3422

Dispatch Fax - (701) 228-2363

314 5th Street West, Suite 4

Bottineau, North Dakota 58318



Correctional Center Information

  • Inmate Commissary

    • The correctional center does not allow for commissary or personal items to be brought into the facility.

    • The facility utilizes TurnKey Corrections and Inmate Canteen where inmates may purchase pre-approved personal items, commissary, phone cards, and conduct video visitation.

    • A kiosk is available in the Sheriff's Office Lobby to visit and add money to an inmates account. Adding money can also be done via the InmateCanteen Website, see web linked picture.

  • Public Fingerprinting

    • Monday and Thrusday

      • 9:00am to 10:00am​

      • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

  • Jail Visitation Hours

    • Monday through Saturday​

      • On-Site​ in Lobby

        • 9:00am - 11:30am​

        • 1:00pm - 5:30pm

      • Online​

        • 9:00am - 11:30am​

        • 1:00pm - 5:30pm

        • 6:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Visitation is limited to 30 minutes a day per inmate, in 15 minute session blocks.


This Correctional Center has a Zero-Tolerance for PREA offences within its facility and policies are in place.

If you or someone you know needs to report a PREA offence which has happened in this facility you may call the

Correctional Center at (701)228-3422 or you may contact the Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.

More information on PREA can be found at


Before performing any burns, please call the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center to avoid sending a Fire Department to your "Controlled Burn". Please provide an estimated time of completion and a good contact who will remain on location during the burn in case we need to verify a 911 call reporting your burn. Thank you for your cooperation.

An automated burn ban hotline has been established to promptly notify the public if a

burn ban is in effect according to the

Bottineau County Burn Policy guidelines.

To check the status of the burn ban, please call the

Burn Ban Hotline at (701) 228-5881.

ND Game & Fish
(701) 328-6300
(800) 472-2121
US Border Patrol
Bottineau (701) 228-3179
Highway Patrol
​(701) 328-2467
BCI - Bottineau (701) 228-2153
BCI - Minot (701) 857-6937
BCI - Bismarck (701) 328-5510

Drivers License - Test/Photo/Info

Bottineau Armory

1st & 3rd Mondays, 4th Tuesdays

Domestic Violence
(701) 228-2028
North Dakota State Radio
(800) 472-2121
Poison Control 
(800) 222-1222

Dial 511 For Road Conditions

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