We will never lose sight of the fact that the citizens of Richland County entrust their safety and well being to our care; to dispatch the police, sheriff, fire and ambulance services accurately, efficiently, and safely to protect their families, property and welfare at all times.


Richland County implemented E-911 in 1990.

Richland County 9-1-1 communications is located in Wahpeton at the Richland County Law Enforcement Center and answers all emergency and non-emergency calls throughout Richland County.

Our department is made up of 8 dispatchers, all of which are certified in emergency medical dispatch. We dispatch for 4 law enforcement agencies, 16 fire departments, 5 ambulance squads and 8 first responder agencies.

We generally have two people working at all times when staffing allows. The communications center is staffed around the clock, 7 days a week, 365 a year. We also answer some 911 calls from Wilkin, Ransom and Sargent counties.


Upcoming  Events:

2014 Spring Road Restrictions

General Election NOVEMBER 4, 2014

Recurring Events:
County Commission Meets the 1st and 3rd Monday @ 8am
Water Resource Meets every Monday @ 9am

2014 Holiday Schedule


Changes made to regular Commission meetings due to Election and July 4th Holiday

Meeting dates

June 2 & 23, 2014

July 10 & 21, 2014

Recent Meeting Minutes

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