Rob Wilson
Police from seven states have been called in to launch a military operation against unarmed water protectors trying to reroute the Dakota Access Pipeline.

How to Contact the People Who Sent Militarized Police to Standing Rock

Emily Fuller, YES! Magazine

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 October 27, police executed
a particularly violent sweep of a camp.

On Thursday October 27, 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.

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0100
Phone: 701-328-2200



Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier
205 1st Ave NW
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone: 701-667-3330

Email: [email protected]


Morton County Commissioners Chairman Cody Schulz
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 701-391-9698

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


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

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

Law enforcement agencies sending troops and support to Morton County:

Cass County Sheriff Paul D. Laney
Cass County Courthouse
211 9th Street South
Fargo, ND 58103

Phone: 701-297-6000



North Dakota Highway Patrol Superintendent: Col. Michael Gerhart

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

Phone: 701-328-2455
Email: [email protected]

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


Gov. Mark Dayton
116 Veterans Service Building
20 W 12th Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-3400

Hennepin County Sheriff Richard W. Stanek
350 South 5th Street
Room 6
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612-348-3744
Email: [email protected]


Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges
City Hall
350 S 5th Street Room 331
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612-673-2100


Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart
13301 Hanson Blvd NW
Andover, MN 55304

Phone: 763-323-5000
Email: [email protected]


Anoka Mayor Phil Rice
2015 First Ave
Anoka MN 55303

Phone: 612-702-8442
Email: [email protected]


Washington County Sheriff William M. Hutton
15015 62nd St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082

Phone: 651-439-9381
Email: [email protected]




Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
115 East
State Capitol
Madison, WI 53702

Phone: 608-266-1212


Marathon County Sheriff Scott Parks
Marathon County Courthouse
500 Forest St.
Wausau WI 54403-5554

Phone: 715-261-1200
Email: [email protected]


Gov. Mike Pence
200 W. Washington St.
Rm. 206
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-232-4567


Lake County Sheriff John Buncich
2293 N. Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307-1854

Phone: 219-755-3333


Munster Indiana Chief of Police Stephen Scheckel
1001 Ridge Rd
Munster, IN 46321


Schererville Indiana Police Chief David A. Dowling
25 E Joliet St.
Schererville, IN 46375

Phone: 219-322-5000


Griffith Indiana Police Chief Greg Mance
115 N Broad St.
Griffith, IN 46319

Phone: 219-924-7503


Hammond Indiana Police Chief John D. Doughty
509 Douglas St.
Hammond, IN

Phone: 219-853-6544


Michigan City Police Chief Mark Swistek
1201 E. Michigan Blvd.
Michigan City, IN 46360

Phone: 219-874-3221 Ext. 305
Email: [email protected]

Indiana Department of Homeland Security Executive Director: David Kane

[email protected]

District 1 Coordinator: Angie Cloutier

[email protected]

La Porte County Sheriff John T. Boyd
809 State Street
Suite 202A
La Porte, IN 46350

Phone: 219-326-7700 Ext. 2406

Jasper County Sheriff Terry J. Wisner
2171 North McKinley Avenue
P.O. Box 296
Rensselaer, Indiana 47978

Phone: 219-866-7344


Newton County Sheriff Thomas Van Vleet
304 E Seymour St
Kentland, IN 47951

Phone: 219-474-3331



South Dakota: South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard
500 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

Phone: 605-773-3212


South Dakota Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Craig Price
118 West Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501

Phone: 605-773-3105



Gov. Matt Mead
Idelman Mansion
2323 Carey Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0010

Phone: 307-777-7434


Laramie County Sheriff Danny L. Glick
1910 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Phone: 307-633-4700
Email: [email protected]


Wyoming Highway Patrol
5300 Bishop Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82009

Phone: (307) 777-4301


Wyoming Highway Patrol Administrator Col. Kebin Haller
Phone: 307-777-4301



Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts
P.O. Box 94848
Lincoln, NE 68509-4848

Phone: 402-471-2244

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: [email protected]



Gov. John Kasich
Riffe Center, 30th Floor
77 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-6117

Phone: 614-466-3555


Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Paul A. Pride

Columbus Metro Post
Columbus, Ohio 43209
Phone: 614-466-2660

Columbus District Headquarters
2855 West Dublin-Granville Road
Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: 614-799-9241
Email: [email protected]


Ohio State Highway Patrol Spokesperson Lt. Robert Sellers
Phone: 614-752-2792


Federal level decisionmakers:

President Barack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

Phone: 202-456-1111
Email: [email protected]


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


Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of Army (Civil Works)
108 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310

[email protected]

(703) 697-8986

Attorney General Loretta LynchUnited States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530

[email protected]


U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20240

Phone: 202-208-3100


Emergency Management Assistance Compact Program Director Angela Copple
PO Box 11910
Lexington, Kentucky 40578-1910

Phone: 859-244-8217
Email: [email protected]


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

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. Reprinted from YES! Magazine with permission.

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