ND Highway Patrol suggests new training centerNorth Dakota's Highway Patrol is proposing to replace its Bismarck training center, and that may spark some debate about where it should be built.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Highway Patrol is proposing to replace its Bismarck training center, and that may spark some debate about where it should be built.
A legislative committee is studying the idea. A new center would be equipped to train firefighters and other emergency workers, along with law enforcement officers.
Grand Forks state Rep. Curt Kreun (KREWN) says the state should consider a regional approach to training.
The city of Grand Forks has a new public safety training center that's used by police and firefighters. Kreun says it could meet most of the Highway Patrol's needs.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple (DAL’-rim-puhl) asked the Legislature this year to approve money for an emergency driving course and shooting range at the existing Bismarck center. The Legislature decided to study the idea instead.