Grand Forks is a fairly safe place to visit. Having said this, there are certain precautions that should be taken in order to ensure a smooth trip through the state of North Dakota. Like always, common sense is the most important tool to be used in staying safe.

Although street crimes, burglaries, and petty thefts are not major concerns in Grand Forks, they occasionally happen. However, most of these situations can be avoided using a few simple rules. Avoid carrying around large amounts of money or looking extremely flashy. Drawing un-needed attention is never a good idea. Lock all car doors and roll up windows when leaving valuables behind in a car.

Avoid walking alone at night (especially women). This is a general recommendation for any unfamiliar area, but should be followed in Grand Forks as well. If staying with a group is not an option and walking is unavoidable, try to remain in lighted, public areas.

In the case of an emergency while visiting Grand Forks, dial 911 from any phone. In non-emergency situations, contact the Grand Forks Police Department at: 701-787-8000.

Although there are no foreign embassies located in North Dakota, many countries have a location somewhere in the United States (mostly in Washington D.C.). For a complete list, including contact and location information, check out this Foreign Embassies List.