Sexual Abuse Policy

POLICY: The Ward County Detention Center (WCDC) mandates a zero tolerance policy toward all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Policies dealing with sexual abuse and sexual harassment enforced by WCDC shall be based on the PREA Standards. It is the intention of the WCDC to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Every allegation of sexual abuse and sexual harassment shall be administratively investigated by the WCDC. Allegations that appear to involve criminal behavior, as determined by a preponderance of the evidence, shall be criminally investigated by the Ward County Sheriff’s Office or the BCI-Minot Office. These policies apply to inmates and staff. 

The Ward County Detention Center will accept third-party reports of sexual abuse and sexual harassment of inmates.

To report sexual abuse and sexual harassment on behalf of a resident of the WCDC you may write or call the Sheriff, Jail Commander or PREA Coordinator.

Ward County Sheriff’s Office
PO Box 907
Minot, ND 57802
(701)8576500


View the Policy

3rd Party Reporting

WCDC Audit Report 2015

WCDC Audit Report 2018

2021 Annual PREA Report

2020 Annual PREA Report

2019 Annual PREA Report