What Is We Support the Badge?

30-Second Public Service Announcement

Bismarck Police Department’s Recruitment Video

Burleigh County Sheriff Department Recruitment Video

West Dakota SWAT Recruitment Video


When you give, you are contributing to the future of Bismarck, Mandan, Burleigh County and Morton County law enforcement. Your gift will be used to assist in their efforts to attract and retain individuals interested in or seeking law enforcement careers.

Your financial support will help to enhance positive public relations between the community and local law enforcement through positive communication and interaction. This is particularly important as populations in Bismarck, Mandan and communities in Burleigh and Morton County continue to grow and diversify.

Most importantly your tax deductible gift as allowed by law sends a strong message of support and gratitude to the men and women who risk their lives daily—those who represent a thin blue line of protection.

Your generosity represents a commitment to honor and respect those who serve and protect.

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Recruit and retain law enforcement professionals in the Bismarck, Mandan, Burleigh, and Morton areas.


WE SUPPORT THE BADGE will create tools and strategies to effectively recruit talent to each respective department.


Enhance existing relations between local/county law enforcement and respective community populations.


WE SUPPORT THE BADGE will implement a community awareness campaign that builds strong relationships between law enforcement and community members.


Build awareness among targeted audiences of local and county law enforcement careers.


WE SUPPORT THE BADGE will create e-learning modules for area schools that feature the many different roles of law enforcement professionals.

Who Benefits?

We Support the Badge benefits these law enforcement agencies which have each supplied a Letter of Support.

Bismarck Police Department

Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department

Mandan Police Department

Morton County Sheriff’s Department

The initiative is unanimously supported by the Bismarck City Commission, Mandan City Commission, Burleigh County Commission and Morton County Commission.

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem also endorses We Support the Badge.

Initiative Leaders

Primus Logo

A Bismarck-based 501(c)3, PRIMUS’ mission is to “Inspire the individual through education and awareness.”

Its purpose is to provide innovative leadership and creative strategies designed to empower individual change through enhanced understanding and awareness of critical issues including, but not limited to, health and wellness, education, community relations and disability-related issues.

KAT Communications Logo

For a quarter of a century, KAT Communication’s primary focus has been social marketing—positively influencing behaviors to benefit individuals and communities for the greater social good.

KAT Communications is a Bismarck-based full-service media, marketing, and management solutions company. It remains committed to positively impacting the people in our state, region and nation.