13 Highway Patrol troopers coming to western North Dakota
More North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers are coming to the Oil Patch.
“Putting more troopers in the field is part of our ongoing commitment to the continued safety of our growing communities and roadways,” Dalrymple wrote in the release. “These troopers will enhance our visibility and will also provide additional support for local law enforcement agencies.”
The state Legislature appropriated $3.8 million to place addition troopers on roads, primarily in western North Dakota, according to the release. Six troopers will be stationed in Williston and two will go to Dickinson. The remaining seven will go to Watford City, New Town, Killdeer, Parshall, Minot, Rugby and Velva.
The Highway Patrol has 168 sworn officers — 65 are in the state’s 17 oil and gas-producing counties, according to the release.