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RECENT NEWS

Proposed Administrative Rules

The final draft of the proposted administrative rules were given to the Legislative Counil January 31, 2022, for review. This document can be found to the left under the POST Administrative Rules tab.

Reserve Officer Information

Current reserve officers who wish to continue to be reserve officers or deputies need be licensed by POST. Those individuals will need to meet minimum license requirements.

As of August 1, 2021, the reserve officer sub-committee of POST has met several times to draft proposed administrative rules. At this time, the sub-committee has developed the minimum requirements for current reserve officers or deputies. Those proposed rules will need to be approved by the POST Board and the legislature’s administrative Rules Committee and are subject to change.

Minimum Requirements for Current Reserve Officers

Changes to the Process for Peace Office Licensing, Renewals, New Employment, and Employment Termination 

As of July 1, 2019, all peace officer license applications, license renewals, new employment, and employment termination requests need to be made through the portal. This is done within the North Dakota Criminal Justice Application which is located on the North Dakota Attorney General website.

Recent Board Decision regarding Psychological Testing

At the February 7, 2018, regular meeting, it was the Board's decision that psychological tests will be valid from one year from the day they were taken. When hiring a new peace officer, all psychological tests needs to be taken by a POST Board approved provider.

Training Certification Information

Letter To All Law Enforcement Agency Administrators and Training Officers

Law Change 

The 2011 Legislative Session created a new law regarding peace officer licensing.   This law allows for renewal of a peace officer's license up to one (1) year after expiration of the license.   Inactive license holders are required to meet the same qualifications, testing, and insurance requirements as are required by law and rule for a licensee on active status. There is no provision for reinstatement of licenses.