Trooper Rod Torgeson was honored by the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association with the 2015 Trooper of the Year award. Torgeson was presented the award at a banquet in Fargo on May 12.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol and the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services will conduct an annual test of the AMBER (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) Alert system from 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25.
Mike Williams, the owner of Williams-Lisko Funeral Chapel, was presented with the Colonel’s Award for Excellence.
Last week, troopers conducted a statewide 48-hour size and weight enforcement detail to protect our roadways.
On Monday, troopers in the North Dakota Highway Patrol’s southwest region will partner with school officials in Elgin to conduct a ‘trooper on a bus’ enforcement effort to enhance safety for school children.
Last Friday, February 26 at 9:38 a.m., a North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper stopped an eastbound 2014 Mercedes SUV on I-94 at Mapleton for speeding. During the course of the traffic stop, the trooper searched the vehicle and found 17 pounds of methamphetamine and $26,407 in U.S. currency inside the vehicle.
On Saturday, troopers will conduct alcohol saturation patrols in Barnes County to remove impaired drivers from the roadways.
Last week, the North Dakota Highway Patrol hosted a National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder train-the-trainer course at the Law Enforcement Training Academy in Bismarck.