Please see Employment Opportunities for available position information and application packet. Please submit Cover Letter, Resume, and Application to the Pembina County Sheriff's Office.
Drug Testing (for court ordered testing and others)
Preliminary Sample Screening: $15
Lab testing: $15
Baseline samples are automatically sent to the lab for testing.
If you are currently taking any prescribed medication, please bring a copy of your prescription(s) with you to ensure any positive tests as a result of the use of legally prescribed medications are not used against you. Please notify the tester of any change in medications prescribed.
Civil Fees (NDCC 11-15-07)
Civil Process (Summons & Complaint, Small Claim Affidavit, Subpoena, etc): $20.00 per person/entity, plus mileage*
Levying or Executing any Writ: $40.00 per Levy or Writ, plus mileage*
Inquest to Appraise Goods and Chattels as required by Sheriff: $25.00, plus $100 per appraiser
Sheriff's Notice of Sale: $20.00 per ad, plus publishing fees
Sale of Real or Personal Property under Foreclosure of a Lien or Mortgage: $75.00, plus mileage*
Deed to Land sold on Execution or Sale Order: $20.00
Certificate of Redemption for property redeemed from Sale under Execution or Foreclosure: $20.00
Copies: $2.00 per page
*Mileage will be charged at $0.60 per mile (minimum charge of 20 miles/$12.00) per attempt (up to 3 attempts). Multiple services completed at the same address will only be charged mileage once per attempt.
~A statement of fees will be included with Sheriff's Returns.
Fingerprints: $10.00 per visit
Fireworks Retail License Permit: $20.00 per permit. See "Downloads" for application packet.
Dances: See "Downloads" for application packet and applicable fees.
The counties of Pembina and Walsh operate a joint truck regulatory program which focuses on the enforcement of size/weight limits on the county maintained roadways. Deputy Sawyer Faltersack is the truck regulatory deputy and is deputized in both counties by Pembina County Sheriff Terry Meidinger and Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens. Deputy Faltersack is a fully licensed peace officer, so he can also enforce criminal and traffic law.
Deputy Faltersack has received field training by truck regulatory State Troopers. Please be very aware of your truck's size and weight limitations. These limits may vary depending on the time of year and the specific roadway being traveled.
Deputy Faltersack can be contacted by email at email@example.com or by calling the following numbers:
Pembina County Sheriff's Office: 701-265-4122
Walsh County Sheriff's Office: 701-352-2041
The mission of this department is to serve and protect persons and property of Pembina County. The responsibilities associated with this mission are many. They include enforcement of state and federal law, mantaining the peace and order of the county, protecting the property and personal safety of county residents, and generally assisting citizens in urgent situations. In joining this department, employees make its responsibilities their own. They are expected to carry out these responsibilities diligently and courteously and to take pride in the services they provide.
The department protects the rights of all persons within its jurisdiction to be free from criminal attack, to be secure in their possessions, and to live in peace. The department serves the people of the county by performing the law enforcement function in a professional manner and it is to these people that the department is ultimately responsible.
Terry Meidinger - Sheriff - Serving Since 1991
Marcus Ramsay - Chief Deputy - Serving Since 2011
Daniel Garvens - Sergeant - Serving Since 2008
Cory Mortensen - Sergeant - Serving Since 2016
Sawyer Faltersack - Deputy (Truck Reg) - Serving Since 2017
Douglas Hill - Deputy - Serving Since 2017
Patrick Swift - Deputy - Serving Since 2018
Casey Carver - Deputy - Serving Since 2019
Martin Burch - Deputy - Serving Since 2019
Samantha Diemert - Dispatch/Corrections Supervisor - Serving Since 2016
Cindy Huffman - Dispatch/Corrections - Serving Since 2009
Brigetta Thebeau - Dispatch/Corrections - Serving Since 2018
Amy Briese - Dispatch/Corrections - Serving Since 2019
Mellisa Vannett - Corrections - Serving Since 2019
Danielle Szklarski - Corrections - Serving Since 2019
Calvin Cluchie - Corrections - Serving Since 2019
Chad Vannett - Corrections - Serving Since 2019
William H. Moorhead 1867-1870
Henry McKinney 1871-1872
John Lennon 1873-1874
Joseph Daniels 1875-1876
Charles J. Brown 1877-1884
John Kabernagle 1884
David Dick 1885-1886
William James 1887-1890
Archie M. O'Connor 1891-1894
George H. McCabe 1895-1896
John E. Truemner 1897-1898
Fred J. Farrow 1899-1902
Charles Atkinson 1903-1906
George Roadhouse 1907-1910
Ike J. Foster 1911-1914
Charles Atkinson 1915-1918
Ed Hamilton 1919-1922
D.J. "Duffy" Larson 1923-1926
Ralph S. Campbell 1927-1930
Harold C. Well 1931-1932
Archie B. O'Connor 1933-1936
Stone Hillman 1937-1940
Loren Davey 1941-1944
Fred O. Spangelo 1945-1948
Sam Samuelson 1949-1952
Fred O. Spangelo 1953-1958
Glenn E. Wells 1959-1986
James J. Martindale 1987-2002
Wayne Samdahl 2002-2006
Brian W. Erovick 2007-2014
Terry Meidinger 2015-Present
Visitation takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2 pm to 4 pm only. There is no visitation on holidays or during storm closures.
All personal visits will take place in a secure visitation booth on a first come, first serve basis. No contact visits are allowed. Personal visitations are generally limited to 20 minutes in length, but can be terminated by staff at any time. Visits may be denied for any reason at any time. All parties must use the handset provided to communicate. Conversations may be monitored or recorded.
All visitors are subject to search. No personal property other than vehicle keys are allowed in the visitation room...including, but not limited to: bags/purses, letters/paperwork, pens/pencils/markers, and cell phones, PDA's, or other electronic communication devices.
Violation of these rules may result in immediate termination of the current visit and denial of future visitation.
Professional visitation (attorney, clergy, medical, etc.) will be permitted at any time except during designated lockdown periods or facility emergencies. Professional visitation will take place in the jail library unless other arrangements have been made and approved by the Correctional Facility Administrator or Jail Supervisor. Only professional personnel will be permitted. Family members or other third-parties will not be permitted to visit during this time.
Inmates may receive mail through the United States Postal Service by addressing it to:
Inmate's Full Name
C/o Pembina County Sheriff's Office
308 Courthouse Dr #2
Cavalier, ND 58220
All letters, except for marked legal mail from an attorney's office, are subject to inspection prior to delivery to an inmate. Letters received after an inmate has been released or transferred will be returned to sender. If no return address is provided, the letter will be destroyed.
Money for inmates may be brought to the Pembina County Jail for use by inmates to purchase items from commissary. We can only accept cash for inmate commissary accounts (no checks, money orders, or debit/credit cards).
Personal items from outside the jail (including toiletries, clothing, books, games, etc.) are not permitted unless they are new in the original, unopened packaging, subject to the approval of the corrections staff. Contact corrections staff with questions on approved outside items.
ALL PERSONAL CALLS AND TEXT MESSAGES ARE RECORDED
We use the Reliance Telephone system for prisoner phone calls and texting. Phone cards may be purchased directly from Reliance and provided to an inmate if the inmate does not have enough commissary funds to purchase their own.
Inmates may also call collect if your phone line is set up to accept collect calls.
If you need to provide funds for phone cards or have other questions, you can learn how to use the system by calling Reliance Telephone at 800-896-3201 or by visiting their website: www.reliancetelephone.com/fandf
INMATE VOICEMAIL: Corrections staff are not allowed to pass phone messages to an inmate. If you wish to leave a voice message for an inmate, you may call the inmate voicemail line at 701-265-4232 and follow the prompts to direct your message to the appropriate inmate.
UNWANTED CALLS/TEXTS: If you receive an unwanted call/text from an inmate in our facility, follow the prompts on the call to block the number or contact the Pembina County Jail at 701-265-4122 and provide your name and phone number and it will be blocked from being contacted for the duration of the inmate's stay.
PRISON RAPE AND ELIMINATION ACT
What is PREA?
PREA stand for the Prison Rape Elimination Act, which was signed into law by President Bush on September 4, 2003. The final standards to implement PREA went into effect on August 20, 2012.
What is the purpose of PREA?
PREA is intended to address the detection, prevention, reduction and prosecution of sexual harassment and sexual assault in all correctional facilities in the country. It establishes a zero tolerance for sexual assault and harassment.
How to make a third-party report of sexual abuse or sexual harassment:
If you have knowledge of a sexual misconduct that has taken place with an inmate incarcerated at the Pembina County Correctional Facility, a report of the misconduct may be sent in writing or made by telephone to the Sheriff at the address/phone number listed below.
Inmates are encouraged to speak with officers, medical staff, case managers, volunteers, family members, friends or anyone who can assist them in reporting the sexual abuse or harassment. They can write memos, file grievances, or call Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center free of charge and on the inmate phone system.
Pembina County Sheriff Terry Meidinger
Pembina County Law Enforcement Center
308 Courthouse Drive #2
Cavalier, ND 58220
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|American Cancer Society||1-800-342-4535|
|American Heart Association||1-800-532-8688|
|Ask-A-Nurse (24 hours)||1-800-552-0190|
|Better Hearing Institute||1-800-327-9355|
|Legal Aide of ND||1-800-634-5263|
|Mental Health Services||1-800-755-2719|
|Multiple Sclerosis Society||1-800-437-4757|
|Poison Control Ctr – Fargo||1-800-732-2200|
|Senior Info Service||1-800-832-0120|
|Social Security Adm.||1-800-772-1213|
|Substance Abuse Services||1-800-642-6042|
The application for Financial Assistance Programs can be downloaded (or completed and printed) by clicking here:
TANF (Temporary Aid for Needy Families)
Provides the basic minimums for food, clothing, and shelter for children who are deprived of those needs due to death, desertion, separation, or disability of one or both parents. Income and assets are considered for eligibility. Time limit of 60 months to received TANF benefits.
Provides education, training, child care, and incentives towards employment.
Formerly called Food Assistance and Food Stamps. This program is intended to assist individuals and families with the purchasing of food. Eligibility is based on income and assets.
Basic Care Assistance Program
Provides payment to a Basic Care Facility to supplement an individual’s income to meet the rate for “Basic Care” or “Rest Home Care.” Individuals must be eligible for Medicaid to receive Basic Care Assistance.
LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
Also called “Fuel Assistance” or “Heating Assistance.” Benefits are all Federal funds. The program is available from October 1st through May 31st each year. Eligibility is based on income and assets.
Application can be downloaded (or completed and printed) clicking here:
Also called Medical Assistance or referred to as MA. The purpose of this program is to provide assistance for persons whose income and resources are not sufficient to meet the cost of necessary medical expenses or long term care costs. Income and assets are considered for eligibility determination.
Child Care Assistance Program
This program provides assistance to low income families who are employed and/or a possibility of child care for those attending college to meet their child care expenses. Eligibility is based on the number of individuals in the household and the household’s monthly gross income.
Application can be downloaded (or completed and printed) clicking here: