Stay in touch with friends and loved ones with Reliance Telephone. Please give them a call at 1-800-896-3201 to establish an account. Their hours are 9:00am to 6:00pm Central Time Monday through Friday. If you call outside those hours you can leave your information and a customer service representative will call you back.

Visit Reliance Telephone web page for more information.

We do carry on hand a limited supply of phone cards that can be purchased immediately. We also have ipads on hand which allows the inmates to send and recieve text messages. There is a rental charge for the ipad and texting costs. See reliance website for more information on setting up a texting fund account.

If you have questions, you can call the jail at 701-256-2555. We can not transfer any calls to any inmates. A Reliance Telephone card is the only way to talk with an inmate. A calls are outgoing only, inmates can not recieve outside calls.


Visting hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 2pm to 4pm. Please do not bring items with you unless approved by Jail Staff a head of time. If you have questions, please call the jail at 701-256-2555.

Work Release

The Work Release Program is to assist inmates who have been sentenced by the court system to serve their allotted sentence and still remain employed at their current work environment. The Work Release Program allows inmates the opportunity to support their families, pay their fines, and serve their court ordered sentence. All candidates must meet the qualifications and be approved by the Sheriff.


The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) was signed into law by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2003. After nationwide data collection conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, final rules for facilities governed by PREA became effective on August 20, 2012.

The Cavalier County Sheriff’s Office is committed to PREA compliance, and makes every effort to provide a sexually safe environment for everyone committed to our custody.

The Cavalier County Sheriff’s office maintains a zero tolerance policy toward all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment of inmates in our correctional facilities. Employees, Volunteers, Contractors, and inmates will all be held accountable to established PREA Standards, and all are provided with training and information regarding their rights and responsibilities under this law.

Every reported incident of sexual harassment or sexual abuse will be investigated and documented by a qualified investigator.

Prea Report Form - To Report an Incident of sexual abuse or sexual harassment

2016 Annual Prea Report

Prea Certificate - As of 6/9/17 we are PREA compliant and the report can be seen at the Cavalier County Sheriff's Office

Prea Rape Elimination Act - Policy 606

03.21.2018 00:26

Please remember to never verify your banking information via text or email. There is a new scam targeting Verizon customers going around via text message asking you to verify banking information. This is a scam.

03.15.2018 21:42

Thanks to Nextera Energy for the donation to go towards a portable finger print scanner. Thank You!

03.01.2018 19:35

Cavalier County Sheriff Office is advising all residents to remove your vehicle keys and lock up all vehicles and farm buildings. There has been numerous stolen vehicles and burglaries reported in the area and throughout the State.

03.01.2018 19:12

There has been 2 vehicles stolen in Cavalier County last night or this morning. The vehicles are as follows:

1. White 1999 Dodge Dakota with ND Plate 184AYJ
2. Red 2005 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 with ND PLate 160BNN.
The Red Chevrolet has a UND Fighting Sioux logo in the back window.

If you have any information or see the vehicles, please call the sheriff office at 701-256-2555.

Thank You

****Was asked where vehicles were taken from: one was taken from just outside of Langdon, One was taken from Calio. ****

02.03.2018 15:53

As Super Bowl Sunday approaches in our neighboring Minnesota on February 4, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) wants to remind motorists to always drive sober, designate a sober driver, or don’t get behind the wheel. Nationally, historic data has shown that alcohol related motor vehicle crashes and driving under the influence increase in the hours following the Super Bowl; so it is critical to plan ahead and make arrangements for a sober ride home. Whether fans are traveling to or from the game, a private party or an establishment, there is no excuse to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

More Info:

02.02.2018 18:55

Cavalier County Sheriff's Office has partnered up with Vision Zero. You can find out more about Vision Zero at

"Our mission is to establish a culture of personal responsibility behind the wheel, where motor vehicle fatalities and injuries are recognized as preventable and no longer tolerated as acceptable. This multi-agency partnership continually works toward a goal of zero motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads."

01.18.2018 20:00

In regards to the Blue Alert that went out across the state of ND. The alert is for the Bismarck, ND area.