N. Dakota Police List

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North Dakota Law Enforcement

The laws upon which North Dakota Peace Officers receive and maintain certification are outlined at

If anyone is interested in joining law enforcement in North Dakota, visit the Peace Officers Standards and Training FAQs page. There, all questions will be answered including basic qualifications. In brief, some of the qualifications to become a peace officer in North Dakota are:

  • U.S. Citizen or documented alien resident
  • High School diploma or GED
  • No felony, crime of moral turpitude, domestic violence, or any other conviction which could impede performance
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Legal ability to possess/use a firearm
  • Submit to background check including fingerprint identification
  • Pass medical and psychlogical exam

There are approximately 1324 police officers in North Dakota’s criminal justice agencies.

These are divided among 10 state, 53 County, 63 city, and three campus law enforcement agencies.

All training of peace officers in the state of North Dakota takes place at one of two locations. These are:

  1. LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING ACADEMY
    Lt. Daniel Haugen, Director
    http://www.nd.gov/ndhp/training
    600 E Boulevard Avenue Dept 504
    Bismarck ND 58505-0240
    Phone:   701-328-9967  Fax:  701-328-9988
  2. PEACE OFFICER TRAINING PROGRAM
    Johnathan F. Maritato, Director
    Lake Region State College
    1801 N College Drive
    Devils Lake ND 58301
    Phone: 1-800-443-1313  Fax:  701-662-1537

10 State Law Enforcement Agencies in North Dakota

  1. Consumer Protection and Anti-trust
  2. Gaming Enforcement
  3. North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation
  4. North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  5. North Dakota Game and Fish Department
  6. North Dakota Highway Patrol
  7. North Dakota State Fire Marshal
  8. North Dakota State Forensics Examiner’s Office
  9. Office of Attorney General
  10. Parks and Recreation
  11. Parole and Probation

53 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments in North Dakota

  1. Adams County Sheriff’s Office
  2. Barnes County Sheriff’s Office
  3. Benson County Sheriff’s Office
  4. Billings County Sheriff’s Office
  5. Bottineau County Sheriff’s Office
  6. Bowman County Sheriff’s Office
  7. Burke County Sheriff’s Office
  8. Burleigh County Sheriff’s Office
  9. Cass County Sheriff’s Office
  10. Cavalier County Sheriff’s Office
  11. Dickey County Sheriff’s Office
  12. Divide County Sheriff’s Office
  13. Dunn County Sheriff’s Office
  14. Eddy County Sheriff’s Office
  15. Emmons County Sheriff’s Office
  16. Foster County Sheriff’s Office
  17. Golden Valley County Sheriff’s Office
  18. Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office
  19. Grant County Sheriff’s Office
  20. Griggs County Sheriff’s Office
  21. Hettinger County Sheriff’s Office
  22. Kidder County Sheriff’s Office
  23. Lamoure County Sheriff’s Office
  24. Logan County Sheriff’s Office

    Map of USA with North Dakota highlighted
    Map of USA with North Dakota highlighted (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  25. McHenry County Sheriff’s Office
  26. McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office
  27. McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office
  28. McLean County Sheriff’s Office
  29. Mercer County Sheriff’s Office
  30. Morton County Sheriff’s Office
  31. Mountrail County Sheriff’s Office
  32. Nelson County Sheriff’s Office
  33. Oliver County Sheriff’s Office
  34. Pembina County Sheriff’s Office
  35. Pierce County Sheriff’s Office
  36. Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office
  37. Ransom County Sheriff’s Office
  38. Renville County Sheriff’s Office
  39. Richland County Sheriff’s Office
  40. Rolette County Sheriff’s Office
  41. Sargent County Sheriff’s Office
  42. Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office
  43. Sioux County Sheriff’s Office
  44. Slope County Sheriff’s Office
  45. Stark County Sheriff’s Office
  46. Steele County Sheriff’s Office
  47. Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office
  48. Towner County Sheriff’s Office
  49. Traill County Sheriff’s Office
  50. Walsh County Sheriff’s Office
  51. Ward County Sheriff’s Office
  52. Wells County Sheriff’s Office
  53. Williams County Sheriff’s Office




63 City Police Departments in North Dakota

  1. Ashley Police Department
  2. Belfield Police Department
  3. Beulah Police Department
  4. Bismarck Police Department
  5. Bowman Police Department
  6. Burlington Police Department
  7. Cando Police Department
  8. Carrington Police Department
  9. Casselton Police Department
  10. Cavalier Police Department
  11. Center Police Department
  12. Cooperstown Police Department
  13. Crosby Police Department
  14. Devils Lake Police Department
  15. Dickinson Police Department
  16. Elgin Police Department
  17. Ellendale Police Department
  18. Emerado Police Department
  19. Fargo Police Department
  20. Fessenden Police Department
  21. Grafton Police Department
  22. Grand Forks Police Department
  23. Harvey Police Department
  24. Hazen Police Department
  25. Hillsboro Police Department
  26. Jamestown Police Department
  27. Kenmare Police Department
  28. Killdeer Police Department
  29. Kulm Police Department
  30. Lamoure Police Department
  31. Larimore Police Department

    North Dakota Department of Corrections and Reh...
    North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  32. Lincoln Police Department
  33. Linton Police Department
  34. Lisbon Police Department
  35. Mandan Police Department
  36. Mayville Police Department
  37. Medora Police Department
  38. Milnor Police Department
  39. Minot Police Department
  40. Mohall Police Department
  41. Napoleon Police Department
  42. New Town Police Department
  43. Northwood Police Department
  44. Oakes Police Department
  45. Parshall Police Department
  46. Powers Lake Police Department
  47. Rolla Police Department
  48. Rugby Police Department
  49. Scranton Police Department
  50. Sherwood Police Department
  51. South Heart Police Department
  52. John Police Department
  53. Stanley Police Department
  54. Steele Police Department
  55. Surrey Police Department
  56. Thompson Police Department
  57. Tioga Police Department
  58. Valley City Police Department
  59. Wahpeton Police Department
  60. Watford City Police Department
  61. West Fargo Police Department
  62. Williston Police Department
  63. Wishek Police Department

3 College/University Police Departments in North Dakota

  1. North Dakota State College of Science Police
  2. North Dakota State University Police Department
  3. University of North Dakota Police Department




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