To increase commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety, North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers and safety inspectors participated in a nationwide CMV enforcement and education program. International Roadcheck, sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), was held June 7-9 and troopers statewide participated. International Roadcheck is a 72-hour period when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial, territorial, and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform large truck and bus safety inspections.
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.
Mike Williams, the owner of Williams-Lisko Funeral Chapel, was presented with the Colonel’s Award for Excellence.
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 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.