Here is how to contact the people who sent militarized police to Standing Rock
Police confront Standing Rock protesters (Screenshot)

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 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


Morton County Commissioners Chairman Cody Schulz


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


Bismarck Office

601 Channel Drive

Bismarck, ND 58501-7757

Phone: 701-328-5590


Minnesota 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


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


Anoka Mayor Phil Rice

2015 First Ave

Anoka MN 55303

Phone: 612-702-8442


Washington County Sheriff William M. Hutton

15015 62nd St. N.

Stillwater, MN 55082

Phone: 651-439-9381


Stillwater Mayor Ted Kozlowski

Phone: 651-300-4993



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



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


Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds

2755 State Road 49

Valparaiso, IN 46383

Phone: 219-477-3000

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


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



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


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


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

U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

1849 C Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20240



Emergency Management Assistance Compact Program Director Angela Copple

PO Box 11910

Lexington, Kentucky 40578-1910

Phone: 859-244-8217


North Dakota Department of Emergency Services

P.O. Box 5511

Bismarck, North Dakota 58506-5511

Phone: 701-328-8100

Emily Fuller wrote this article for YES! Magazine. Emily is a freelance journalist based in Portland, Ore.