North Dakota

Adult Services

Adult Parole and Probation

The Field Services Division of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Adult Services, provides statewide supervision of adult parolees and probationers. There are 15 District Offices located across the state.

Quick Facts:
  • Officers/agents have peace officer status.
  • Officers/agents have arrest authority.
  • Parole officers/agents are mandated to carry firearms.
  • Probation officers/agents can voluntarily carry firearms.
  • During the first year of employment, officers/agents are required to attend Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy – 440 hours, Correctional Officer Certification Training – 120 hours and new employee orientation – 80 hours (could vary).
  • After the first year of employment, officers/agents are required to participate in a firearms re-qualification, 60 hours of law enforcement training every three years, plus in-service training.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science area is the entry-level education requirement for professional positions.

For more information:
North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Adult Corrections

Juvenile Services

Juvenile Parole and Probation

Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Services’ community corrections workers assigned to one of eight regions provides case management and aftercare services for committed youth. The Supreme Court Administrator’s Office administers juvenile probation supervision through 12 judicial districts.

Quick Facts:
  • Officers/agents do not have peace officer status.
  • Officers/agents do not have arrest authority.
  • Parole officers/agents are not authorized to carry firearms.
  • Probation officers/agents can voluntarily carry firearms.
  • During the first year of employment, officers/agents are required to attend 40 hours of training classes.
  • After the first year of employment, officers/agents are required to attend all Professional Development Sessions scheduled for their position.
  • A bachelor’s degree is the entry-level education requirement for professional positions.

For more information:
North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Juvenile Corrections
North Dakota Supreme Court
North Dakota Community Corrections Association

In North Dakota there are 23 jail facilities throughout 53 counties with a combined capacity of 1,086 inmates.

Quick Facts:
  • A jail standards and inspection program is managed by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
  • The minimum age for hiring as a jailer/detention officer is 19.
  • Applicant is disqualified if he/she has any serious traffic violations, misdemeanors and/or felony convictions.
  • A high school diploma or GED is the entry-level education requirement for professional positions.
  • In the first year, the jailer/detention officer completes facility orientation training and 120 hours of classroom training.
  • After the first year, a minimum of 48 hours of in-service training during every three-year period is required.
  • If required to carry firearms, must receive initial training and pass qualification. Annual firearms training and re-qualification is required.
Average Annual Salary:
Detention Officer/Jailer = $32,310

For more information:
North Dakota Department of Corrections

The Department of Corrections has responsibility for both adult and juvenile institutions.

Adult Services

Quick Facts:
  • Correctional officers are required to complete 160 hours of training as a new hire.
  • After the first year of employment, correctional officers are required to complete 43 hours of training each year.
  • Supervisors are required to complete 120 hours of training as a new hire.
  • After the first year, supervisors are required to complete 40 hours of training.
  • A high school diploma or state-issued GED certificate is the minimum education requirement for correctional officers.
Beginning Salary Range:
Correctional Officer = $1,911 – $3,185 monthly

For more information:
North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Juvenile Services

The North Dakota Division of Juvenile Services (DJS) provides intensive case management services for formally adjudicated youth who are placed under its care, custody and control.

Quick Facts:
  • Correctional officers are required to complete 120 hours of training as a new hire.
  • After the first year of employment, correctional officers are required to complete 40 hours of training each year.
  • Supervisors are required to complete 80 hours of training as a new hire.
  • After the first year, supervisors are required to complete 40 hours of training.

For more information:
North Dakota Division of Juvenile Services

Find Discover Corrections on LinkedInFind Discover Corrections on YouTubeFind Discover Corrections on FacebookFind Discover Corrections on Twitter
 About this Site | Privacy Policy | Contact | Contribute | Advertise                                                           Copyright 2015 Discover Corrections