Welcome to the Police Department section of the City of Jamestown website.  We hope the information contained on this page will be useful and informative.  If there is anything you would like to see added on this site, please contact us.  We also encourage anyone to contact us by phone and we will make every effort to assist you.

The mission of the Jamestown Police Department is to assist the community in creating a safe and peaceful environment, protect life and property and help to ensure an exceptional quality of life.

The Jamestown Police Department operates 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.  In the Uniform Division, our officers work consistent 12-hour shifts and can bid for shifts annually.  The Investigations unit primarily works Monday – Friday and are on call on the weekends.


JOB OPPORTUNITES: (click here for open positions) 

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Other services provided by the Police Department include:

  • Special Operations Team
  • Canine Services
  • School Resource Officer
  • Drug Task Force
  • Member Agency of the Dive/Rescue Team
  • Animal Warden


Removal of campers, RV’s, trailers, etc. from streets

(Annual allowed parking dates: April 1-October 31)


Hours for Specific Services

  • Fingerprinting
    Tuesday from 8:30am -10:30am
    Thursday from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
    At the Records Department
  • Obtain Copies of Reports
    Monday – Friday  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Property and Evidence Release
    Arranged through Investigating Officer
  • Animal and Vehicle Releases
  • Animal Licenses
    Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    At the Records Department
  • Bike Licenses
    Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    At the Records Department

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I obtain a copy of a police report?

Yes, reports available for a fee include:

  • Accident
  • Investigative
  • Informational
  • Records Check
  • Calls For Service

If you would like to make a request you can download the Report Request Form. Please note you will need Adobe Reader installed in order to view the document.

What licenses are available and how much do they cost?

Licenses are available at the Law Enforcement Center located at 205 6th Street SE, Jamestown.

Bicycle – $20.00 – 5 Year


  • Spayed/Neutered – $14.00 – 1 Year, $28.00 – 3 Year
  • Unspayed/Unneutered – $20.00 – 1 Year, $40.00 – 3 Year


  • Spayed/Neutered – $8.00 – 1 Year, $16.00 – 3 Year
  • Unspayed/Unneutered – $15.00 – 1 Year, $30.00 – 3 Year

Kennel Permit

  • Private – $40.00
  • Commercial – $40.00
  • Foster Home – $23.00
  • Animal Shelter – $33.00

Please note you must provide proof of current rabies vaccination and verification of spay or neuter. Kennel permits are required if there are three or more cats, dogs or a combination of both at one single location.

How much does it cost to get fingerprinted?

$8.00 per finger print card and photo ID is required.

What is the phone number to the jail?

(701) 252-7436

How do I get a restraining/protection order?

For a restraining order you must contact the State’s Attorney’s office at (701) 252-6688. For a protection order you must contact Safe Shelter at (701) 251-2300.