The Williams County SWAT Team will be conducting a comprehensive training exercise in Williston on Tuesday, June 25. The exercise is scheduled to take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the 900 block of 3rd Ave. West.

Street Closures Announced for SWAT Training Exercise

To ensure the safety and effectiveness of the training, several street closures will be in effect. Specifically, 9th St. W and 10th St. W will be closed, along with the intersections at 9th St. and 3rd Ave. W and 10th St. and 3rd Ave. W.

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Increased Police Presence Expected During Controlled SWAT Training Exercise

Residents in the vicinity will notice a significant police presence throughout the day. This is a planned and controlled training exercise, and there is no need for public concern. The goal of the exercise is to enhance the readiness and responsiveness of the SWAT team in various scenarios.

SWAT Team Prioritizes Safety During Training, Requests Public Cooperation

The Williams County SWAT Team emphasizes that safety is their top priority. They are committed to ensuring that both the participants and the public remain safe during the training. Residents are kindly requested to avoid the specified areas to facilitate a smooth and uninterrupted exercise.

For those seeking further information or having any concerns, please reach out to Derek Schipferling, Investigations Lieutenant, at 701.577.1212 or via email at

Police officials involved in the training can not stress enough that the cooperation of the public is greatly appreciated as the SWAT Team undertakes this critical training to better serve and protect the community.

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