Law enforcement to be stepped up during Roughrider DaysThe Dickinson Police Department, Stark County Sheriff’s Department and the North Dakota Highway Patrol are planning to combine efforts during this year’s Roughrider Days.
By: The Press Staff, The Dickinson Press
DICKINSON - The Dickinson Police Department, Stark County Sheriff’s Department and the North Dakota Highway Patrol are planning to combine efforts during this year’s Roughrider Days.
According to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol, strict enforcement of traffic laws, laws regarding impaired drivers and underage drinking laws will be strictly enforced in an effort is to make Roughrider Days a safe and enjoyable family event.
All three law enforcement departments plan to utilize overtime hours to cover increased activities in the Dickinson area.
The highway patrol will carry out saturation patrols throughout the week. They will also set up a sobriety checkpoint on July 3 in or around the Dickinson area from approximately 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The police and sheriff’s departments will also participate in the sobriety checkpoint.
The police department plans to utilize its bike patrol unit as well as have extra foot patrols and plain-clothes officers on duty.
The sheriff’s department is to have extra officers on duty and staff many law enforcement activities in the area.
The release further states that these procedures are to be carried out due to the large influx of vehicular travel and people that Roughrider Days brings into the Dickinson area.
Area law enforcement would also like to remind people that the right to lawful celebration does not include behavior that intrudes on the peace of others, is illegal, or is a hazard to public safety.