Mercer County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Terry Ternes

Phone 701-745-3333

Fax 701-745-3347

Email Address:

410 Van Slyck Ave, PO Box 39 - Stanton, ND 58571



Mission Statement

Our mission is to improve the quality of life in Mercer County by working together with all citizens to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property and promote public safety.


Sheriff's Office


The Sheriff's duties include making arrests, enforcing all state and local laws, maintaining jail facilities, transporting prisoners and mentally ill patients, serving legal papers, holding public sales of property under court orders and attending district court. Sheriffs have the authority to enforce laws in cities and towns as well as rural areas. The Sheriff's primary role is still to preserve peace and order in the county. The Sheriff's Department's duties are defined in NDCC 11-15-03.



Burn Ban Restrictions & Fire Danger Maps


Mercer/ Oliver Emergency Services