How to Contact the People Sending Militarized Police to Standing Rock

Have a question about the militarization of policing near Dakota Access pipeline construction? Here’s who to call, starting with Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier.
Police at Standing Rock

Photo by Rob Wilson.

There have been a lot of questions surrounding the influx of military style troops and equipment to the Standing Rock Sioux tribal area in North Dakota. In August, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple declared a state of emergency in response to the growing Dakota Access pipeline protests, and Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier has invoked the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, calling on police resources from six surrounding states.

On Thursday, police executed a particularly violent sweep of a camp.

On Thursday, police executed a particularly violent sweep of a camp that left structures destroyed, more than 140 people arrested, cars impounded and others burning on the side of the road. The highly militarized response—armored vehicles and heavy weaponry—was recorded by many people caught in the assault.

Across the nation, there have been solidarity actions to protest the police response. When word spread that police were allegedly using Facebook to monitor those gathered at Standing Rock, a campaign was launched Sunday encouraging Facebook users worldwide to “check-in” at Standing Rock and share that status publicly. The campaign seeks to confuse police by flooding social media with check-ins from all across the globe. According to CNN today, hundreds of thousands of people have already done it; although the Morton County Sheriff's Department has denied using Facebook to monitor the camp.

The questions many are asking range from why a private pipeline company warrants a seven-state security force paid for by taxpayers, to why President Obama has not stepped in.

Here is a list of officials from the involved states, plus the county and city police confirmed by news reports, to have sent troops and equipment to North Dakota. Questions can be directed to these people. (This list was last updated on Nov. 23, 2016).

 

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple

600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0100
Phone: 701-328-2200
Email: http://www.governor.nd.gov/contact-us

https://www.facebook.com/NDGovDalrymple
https://twitter.com/NDGovDalrymple

 

Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier

205 1st Ave NW
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone: 701-667-3330
Email: kyle.kirchmeier@mortonnd.org

https://www.facebook.com/MortonCountySD/

 

Morton County Commissioners Chairman Cody Schulz

Email: cody_schulz@hotmail.com
Phone: 701-391-9698

https://www.facebook.com/CodySchulzForMortonCountyCommission


North Dakota Congressional Delegation:

 

Sen. John Hoeven

Bismarck Office
U.S. Federal Building
220 East Rosser Ave. Room 312
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 701-250-4618

Washington, D.C. Office
338 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: 202-224-2551

https://www.facebook.com/HoevenForSenate
https://twitter.com/SenJohnHoeven

 

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

Bismarck Office
228 Federal Building
220 East Rosser Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 701-258-4648

Washington Office
SH-110 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-2043

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorHeidiHeitkamp
https://twitter.com/SenatorHeitkamp

 

Rep. Kevin Cramer

Bismarck Office
220 East Rosser Avenue
328 Federal Building
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 701-224-0355

Washington, D.C. Office
1032 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2611

https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanKevinCramer
https://twitter.com/RepKevinCramer


Law enforcement agencies sending troops and support to Morton County as of Nov. 23:

Troops from Minnesota, Wyoming, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Indiana have withdrawn.

 


 

North Dakota:

 

Cass County Sheriff Paul D. Laney

Cass County Courthouse

211 9th Street South
Fargo, ND 58103

Phone: 701-297-6000 

Email: https://www.casscountynd.gov/Pages/EmailUs.aspx?Department=sheriff

https://www.facebook.com/CassCountySO

 

North Dakota Highway Patrol Superintendent: Col. Michael Gerhart

Headquarters Office
600 E Blvd Ave, Dept 504
Bismarck, ND 58505

Phone: 701-328-2455
Email: ndhpinfo@nd.gov

Bismarck Office
601 Channel Drive
Bismarck, ND 58501-7757
Phone: 701-328-5590


Nebraska:

11 Nebraska officers still in North Dakota as of Monday, Nov. 21. Petition to remove officers signed by 29,000 people was delivered to Gov. Pete Ricketts on Monday.

 

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts

P.O. Box 94848
Lincoln, NE 68509-4848
Phone: 402-471-2244

Email: https://governor.nebraska.gov/contact-form

https://twitter.com/GovRicketts

https://www.facebook.com/GovernorPeteRicketts

 

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency

2433 N.W. 24th Street
Lincoln, NE 68524-1801
Phone: 402-471-7421

 

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Operations Section Manager Earl Imler

Phone: 402-471-7181
Email: earl.imler@nebraska.gov

 


 

Montana:

10 Montana Highway Patrol troopers sent to North Dakota on Oct. 29 for a period set to last 14 days (presumably ending on Nov. 12)

 

Montana Gov.Steve Bullock

Office of the Governor
PO Box 200801
Helena MT 59620-0801

Phone: 406-444-3111
Toll Free: 855-318-1330
FAX: 406-444-5529
https://governor.mt.gov/Home/Contact/shareopinion 

Federal:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske

General phone: 1-877-CBP-5511

Email: https://help.cbp.gov/app/askquestion  

 

President Barack Obama

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Phone: 202-456-1111
Email: president@whitehouse.gov

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General: Lt. Gen Todd T. Semonite

441 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20314-1000
Phone: 202-761-0011

https://www.facebook.com/USACEHQ/

 

Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of Army (Civil Works)

108 Army Pentagon

Washington, DC 20310 

joellen.darcy@us.army.mil

(703) 697-8986

 

Attorney General Loretta Lynch

United States Department of Justice

950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20530 

 Tracy.Toulou2@usdoj.gov

 

U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20240
Phone:202-208-3100
Email: https://www.doi.gov/feedback

https://www.facebook.com/USInterior

 

Emergency Management Assistance Compact Program Director Angela Copple

PO Box 11910
Lexington, Kentucky 40578-1910
Phone: 859-244-8217
Email: acopple@csg.org

 

North Dakota Department of Emergency Services

P.O. Box 5511
Bismarck, North Dakota 58506-5511
Phone: 701-328-8100

www.nd.gov/des

 

This information is constantly being updated from the latest information available from news reports and other sources. If there are corrections or additions that we should consider, please let us know in the comments.