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North Dakota Compass

By tracking and analyzing trends in areas that affect our quality of life, Compass gives everyone in our state – policymakers, business and community leaders, and concerned individuals who live and work here – a common foundation to act on issues to improve our communities. More >

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Data Highlight

Racial and ethnic diversity continues to grow in North Dakota.


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photoDisrupting the Revolving Door: A look at alternative justice in Fargo

Officer Jesseca White is one of two Downtown Resource Officers (DRO) with the Fargo Police Department.  This team is specifically assigned to provide enhanced services to the downtown area with a main focus to help promote a revitalized, safe, and vibrant downtown. The DROs work closely with various city programs, community organizations, and local businesses and residents to achieve this.  Officer White has been with the Fargo Police Department since 2008 and was recently reassigned as a DRO in 2016.  A Police Training Officer (PTO) within the department, Officer White fosters relationships with and coaches new officers.  Officer White is also a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) and has a passion for impaired driving enforcement.  She was recently recognized as the DRE of the year for 2016 in the state of North Dakota and is a member of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), a CSI, and PACT team member for the department.

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North Dakota Compass

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