Police Officer Requirements – North Dakota

Minimum Requirements to be a Police Officer in North Dakota

  • The person must be a citizen of the United States or in resident alien status as defined by the Immigration and Naturalization Service laws and regulations.
  • The person must possess a high school diploma or general education equivalency certificate (GED).
  • The person must not have pled guilty to or have been convicted in any state or federal court for any felony, crime of moral turpitude, crime of domestic violence or any other offense that has a direct bearing on the applicant’s ability to serve as a peace officer.
  • The person must not be prohibited from using or possessing a firearm under state or federal law.
  • The person must have a valid driver’s license.
  • The person must undergo a complete background investigation conducted by the hiring agency including the submission of two employment fingerprint cards for both State and Federal record checks.
  • The person must have passed both a medical examination and psychological evaluation approved by the Board.