LaMoure County 9-1-1 calls are answered by North Dakota State Radio in Bismarck. For non-emergency calls, please contact State Radio at 1-800-472-2121.
As of 1/1/2021, LaMoure County 911 fee per assessed landline and cell line is $2.00.
-Of that fee, 25% or ~$0.50 is sent to the State of North Dakota for the Statewide Interoperable Communication Project or SIRN
-~5% of the fee is used for the North Dakota Joint Powers Agreement with all North Dakota counties for Next Generation 911 and telecommunications.
-The remaining funds are used to fund the Public Safety Answering Point (dispatch) at North Dakota State Radio and countywide administration of the program.
Since 1993, LaMoure County follows the "Burkle Addressing System" which divides North Dakota into a four quadrant grid. All north to south section lines are designated avenues, and all east to west section lines are designated streets. LaMoure County is in the southeast quadrant of the North Dakota Burkle System, therefore all rural streets and addresses are given the "SE" directional designation after "ST" or "AVE".
Cities have jurisdiction to address properties within their city limits and typically follow their own addressing scheme.
To obtain a new 9-1-1 address or verify an existing address in rural LaMoure County, please call 883-6096. For a new address within a city, please contact your city administrator first and then LaMoure County 9-1-1 Coordinator.
There are some on-line mapping programs that provide individuals the wrong directions based on your address. First, please call the LaMoure County 9-1-1 Coordinator to verify your address, then you can enter your correct data coordinates at this government website: https://www.gps.gov/ -How to Correct Your Address in GPS Devices, Apps, & Online Maps.
Know WHEN to call 9-1-1. 9-1-1 is for emergencies only. You should only be dialing 9-1-1 if someone is hurt or in danger, or if you are in immediate need of police, fire, or medical assistance. If you aren’t sure if your situation is an emergency, you should err on the side of safety and call 9-1-1. If it isn't safe to talk, you can also now Text to 911.
Know WHERE you are. This is probably the most important information you can provide as a 9-1-1 caller, so try to be aware of your surroundings.
Never hang up. You may have called 9-1-1 by accident, or your situation may have resolved itself, but it is important to let the 9-1-1 dispatcher know this.
Don’t let your kids play with old cell phones. Many people don’t know this, but the law mandates that even old, deactivated cell phones with no associated service plan must still be able to call 9-1-1.
Don’t have a landline phone? If you choose to do this, remember your address is not visible to the dispatcher. Don’t leave young children home alone without some means of communication.
Text to 9-1-1 should only be used in an emergency situation, when placing a call is not possible, for example: if the person needing emergency help is deaf, hard of hearing, or when speaking out loud would put the individual in danger.
Enter “911” in the To Text to 9-1-1: Type 911 in the “To field”.
It is essential for users to include in the message their location including house number, street address and city.
Some examples are:
Send Police. 123 Best Avenue. Jamestown. Intruder in home.
Send Ambulance. 555 88th Street. 2 vehicle crash.
Emergency Services Communication System Coordintor
701 883 6096
LaMoure County is a member of the North Dakota 911 Association.