About Us

From the Red River Valley region in the east, to the wide open spaces of our prairie lands and the pristine Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the west, North Dakota is truly a great place to live, raise a family, or plan your next vacation. North Dakota consistently remains one of the safest states in the nation, and the North Dakota Highway Patrol stands ready to partner with you, our motoring public, to ensure our highways remain as safe as possible.

Our agency strives to maintain a high visibility on our highways to help deter violations, and to help those who need assistance. Our job is to provide the safest travel experience for you and your loved ones, and we are strongly committed to accomplishing this. We remain vigilant in our efforts to enforce violations that pose the greatest threat to the safety of you and your family.

I welcome your comments regarding the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Feel free to contact me at 701-328-2455 or ndhpinfo@nd.gov . Take our citizen survey here to share your thoughts and concerns.

Together we can make a difference. Please buckle up, drive safely, and enjoy your travels in North Dakota.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our services or website.


The mission of the North Dakota Highway Patrol is to make a difference every day by providing high quality law enforcement services to keep North Dakota safe and secure.


Public safety through quality service.


Loyalty-We will show allegiance to ourselves, our department, the state of North Dakota, our community, and to those who came before us and sacrificed so much to ensure the safety of our citizens.

Integrity—We are honest, responsible, and ethical. Citizens place the highest trust in the NDHP. Each member must recognize that they are held to a higher standard of accountability than the public. We must always be mindful to NEVER violate the public trust. Our conduct, both on and off duty, must be beyond reproach.

Commitment—To fulfill the vision of the NDHP each employee must deliberately carry out their duties and responsibilities to the best of their abilities.

Respect—Because we are a diverse culture we value each other and all members of our community regardless of age, race, gender, appearance, individual beliefs or lifestyles. We will always show understanding, respect, and appreciation for our similarities and differences.

Professionalism—To be considered professional we must conform to the technical and ethical standards of our profession. Because we are highly trained and dedicated we are capable of handling the daily demands of law enforcement and devoting our full energy and talents to the department’s vision.

Accountability—Employees at all levels and ranks must accept responsibility for their actions both in their personal life and in their professional life.

Employee Performance Quality Report

The North Dakota Highway Patrol expects a high level of professionalism from all employees. The department shall recognize exceptional performance and correct, improve, or eliminate poor performance through the presentation of awards and commendations, the assignment of remedial training, counseling, or the administration of corrective and punitive measures.

A compliment can be given to an NDHP employee who a citizen feels is deserving of recognition. Citizens wishing to commend an employee may contact the NDHP to speak with any person. This information will be forwarded to the proper individuals.

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