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North Dakota Amber Alert Test Scheduled for May 23 

The North Dakota Highway Patrol and the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services will conduct the annual test of the AMBER (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) Alert system from 2-4 p.m. central time on Thursday, May 23. All AMBER Alert components will be tested except for the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) which is sent to mobile devices. Advanced notification is provided to avoid misinterpretation of this test as an actual AMBER Alert. 

Mehlhoff Named 2018 Trooper of the Year

Trooper Brian Mehlhoff was named the 2018 Trooper of the Year at the North Dakota Motor Carrier Association’s (NDMCA) banquet held Thursday, May 16, in Bismarck. Mehlhoff serves the SW region as a Traffic Enforcement Trooper and is stationed in Bismarck. He has been a trooper since 2007 and serves on the Crash Reconstruction Team.

Under the Trooper's Hat: ANHYDROUS AMMONIA

Anhydrous ammonia is one of the most commonly-used nitrogen fertilizer sources in North Dakota. It plays a vital role in the production of high-quality food and feed. Anhydrous ammonia is classified as a hazardous material, although few problems occur when it’s properly handled, transported, and applied.

Trooper on Bus-Bowman

To enhance safety for school children, North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) Troopers in the southwest region will partner with school officials from the Bowman County School District to conduct a ‘Trooper on a Bus’ enforcement effort on Tuesday, April 30.

During ‘Trooper on a Bus,’ an NDHP trooper rides along on a regular bus route and observes drivers. If a violation occurs, the trooper will radio the information to another trooper in a nearby squad car where a traffic stop will be initiated with enforcement action taken.

Under the Trooper's Hat: REAL ID

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The ND state legislature passed legislation and Governor Burgum signed the final implementation bill for REAL ID during the 65th Legislative Session in 2017.