Fire & Police

Fire Chief:  David Vad 701-228-8483 cell

Asst. Chief:  Steve Gallagher 701-480-9869 cell

Sheriff:  Steve Watson 701-228-2740 office #

Emergency dial 911!

Bottineau Volunteer Fire Dept.:


The City of Bottineau has a volunteer Fire Dept. of 28 members.  The Fire Dept. was formally established in 1901 after a huge downtown fire destroyed 2 blocks of downtown businesses.

Our Fire Dept. has an ISO Rating of 6 for insurance purposes.  Equipment and vehicles are kept updated and modern. 

The annual Firemens Ball is held every year in January and is the main fund raiser for the Fire Dept.

For more information contact:  David Vad, Fire Chief - P.O. Box 81 - Bottineau ND 58318  701-228-8483 or  Steve Gallagher, Asst. Fire Chief - 701-480-9869.

We are very proud of our  "Firefighters Mural" painted by local artists to honor the Firefighters from 9-11 & all Firefighters across the nation.

Police Department:

The City of Bottineau contracts their policing with Bottineau County.  There are currently 4 deputies that are assigned mainly to the City, and they are overseen by Bottineau County Sheriff, Steve Watson.

Sheriff Watson can be reached at 701-228-2740 -314 West 5th Street  Bottineau ND 58318

Sheriff's Office is located at the Bottineau County Court House - 314 West 5th Street.

Local ordinances of the City are enforced by the Sheriff's Office.