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North Dakota county officials took part in an unprecedented meeting at the White House. Six County Commissioners and seven County Sheriffs were invited to a meeting Thursday, August 29th.
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.
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.