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Board Meeting

Bismarck Airport - Bismarck, ND

May 27, 2014

  1. Chair Bill Butcher, called the meeting to order at 11:05 a.m. Board members present: Rick Schuh, Mike Stensrud, John Shorey, and Jerry Kemmet. Darcy Fossum was absent. Others present: Francine Johnson, Cheryl Kruger, Lara Christenson and Bill Gordon representing Advance Security, Steve and Francine Gaber representing Sentry Security, and Dennis Bullinger
  2. The minutes from the February 2014 meeting and the April 2014 conference call were reviewed. Jerry Kemmet made the motion to accept the minutes and Rick Schuh seconded it. M/S/C.
  3. The financial report was presented by John Shorey. As of April 30, 2014, current checking account balance was $68,787.14 and cd’s were $120,373.56. The total assets were $184,037.10. Expenses were $8,171.65, and net income was -$5,139.65. Motion was made by Jerry Kemmet to approve the financial report. Second by Rick Schuh. M/S/C.
  4. Cheryl Kruger distributed the index for the complaint files that are in the Board’s office. This can be used as reference material for the board members.
  5. Richard Anderson update was given by Cheryl Kruger. There has been no payment received from him since January, 2014. The Post Board will be notified of the judgment against Anderson. Jerry Kemmet made a motion to resubmit the information regarding Anderson to the Attorney General for garnishment purposes. It was mentioned that Anderson may be currently working in Tioga. Second by Mike Stensrud. M/S/C.
  6. Armored Knights is not in compliance. Their employees are not registered to be armed and they are currently carrying weapons. Their employees are at the apprentice level and none are qualified at present to take the weapons exam. Garda has not verified Armored Knights’ employees’ security experience. They have paid the $7500.00 fine and the next payment is due on August 7, 2014. Bill Butcher and Jerry Kemmet will speak with the Deputy Attorney General to notify him that Armored Knights is not in compliance. Mike Stensrud made a motion to submit a letter to the Attorney General, Stark County States Attorney, Dickinson Sheriff’s Department, Dickinson Police Department, Trevor Millican, and Dave Knight that they have been operating without being properly registered. If they continue to do so, their license will be revoked within 10 business days. Armored Knights’ letter will also reflect the steps necessary to comply with the weapons requirements. An emphasis will be placed upon public safety of the citizens and the clients the company serves. Second by Rick Schuh. M/S/C.
  7. The Board was informed that Garda has not responded to requests made by the Board. Various attempts have been made asking for the required information, but they have not responded. Jerry Kemmet made a motion to send a letter notifying them that if they don’t respond within 30 days, the board will suspend their license. A copy of the letter will also be sent to their attorney and their license holder. Second by Rick Schuh. M/S/C
  8. Francine Johnson gave an update on Pro Dog. The Board was informed that they had complied with the stipulation and had paid the required $500.00 fine. There are no further issues at this time.
  9. There was a discussion on health benefits for Cheryl Kruger. Jerry Kemmet made a motion for Bill Butcher, Francine Johnson, and Cheryl Kruger to negotiate the insurance benefits and have a conference call before the end of June with recommendations for the entire board. Second by John Shorey. M/S/C.
  10. The board discussed the Private Investigator and Security study guides. It was determined that the old exams will be utilized. Cheryl Kruger and Francine Johnson will also conduct revisions and edits to the current study guides.
  11. The board reviewed and discussed the possibility of a compliance officer. Francine Johnson will research with officials from other states to gather information pertaining to their statutes and definitions as it may be utilized within North Dakota. The information will be presented at the August meeting.
  12. Kessler International requested specific information and rulings pertaining to forensic accounting and computer forensics. The board determined that there is no specific definition and each particular situation would need to be reviewed on a case by case basis. The NDPISB office will compile a letter to Kessler International informing them of this determination.
  13. The Board received information that Legacy Protection Group may be conducting security services without a proper license. A letter was sent to the company requesting their response. The office is still awaiting their response and will keep the board updated on this matter.
  14. Francine Johnson informed the board that an inquiry was made for licensure with Phillips Security Group. The individual applicant was informed of the probationary status of the company and their potential future license holder. No further requests or information has been received to date.
  15. Lara Christenson of Advance Security provided information pertaining to conducting online background criminal searches in an effort to streamline emergency provisional registration cards. Bill Butcher and Francine Johnson will review this potential option and may compile language for changing the statute at the next legislative session. They will give a recommendation for a statute or rule change for the next meeting.
  16. The next meeting scheduled for August 26, 2014 will be rescheduled for August 19, 2014. Confirmation will be sent to Board members.
  17. John Shorey made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Second by Jerry Kemmet. M/S/C. The meeting was adjourned at 2:10 p.m.

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