The first 9-1-1 call was made February 16, 1968. More than 230,000 calls to 9-1-1 are made every year in North Dakota. Plus, citizens are now able to text to 9-1-1 in cases where that is safer to communicate for help. In 2017, approximately 140 calls using text messaging were sent in North Dakota.
North Dakota Counties have responded to a lack of inmate housing by adding 880 beds in 2017. Over the course of the year, eight jail facilities have opened with new, expanded space to hold additional inmates.
North Dakota lawmakers serving on the Government Finance Committee are discussing how to fund state and local roads in the future. Part of that discussion this interim includes exploring possible increases to the state’s gas tax and registration fees, as well as alternative revenue ideas.
According to a recent NDACo survey, a majority of North Dakota counties have done little in adopting zoning ordinances to address regulating medical marijuana manufacturing and distribution centers.
The Justice Reinvestment Committee is charged with continuing the study of alternatives to incarceration through the interim. This effort has been on-going since 2005 and will focus more this interim on behavior health programs for individuals in the criminal justice system.
Committees hard at work examining all aspects of the delivery of Human Services programs.
Mercer County adds courtroom, jail space and improves security of courthouse
43 counties answered the call to assist Morton County during the Dakota Access Pipeline protest. 412 Sheriffs and deputies were part of the 1,820 total personnel who responded. In this video, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier in his own words, thanks law enforcement officers and commissions for their support. Click to view VIDEO.
Travel with the NDACo & NDCCA Presidents as they visit 11 North Dakota Counties to hear from county officials and see the beautiful courthouses. Click to watch video.