Pam Shafer is the Director of the Criminal Justice Information Sharing Program (CJIS). Pam was born in Bismarck and grew up on the family farm west of Mandan.
She has Bachelors Degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from Dickinson State University, along with a MBA from the University of North Dakota. She has worked for the state of North Dakota for 20 years in the information technology field, which included the Information Technology Department and the Office of Management and Budget.
CJIS is a statewide program designed to improve public safety by allowing law enforcement and public safety officials to make better informed decisions through the use of a secure, accurate, and easy-to-use web based information system. CJIS facilitates policy and technology changes that allows the states' justice systems, which includes state and local law enforcement entities, courts, state's attorneys and correction agencies, to easily share justice information among government and state agencies.
Pam is married to Ray, and they have 2 children. As a family they enjoy weekends on the river and family vacations along with attending the kid’s school activities.