December 08, 2016

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When we are hiring we list all job announcements on our website, as well as, with the local newspaper and Job Service of ND. Qualifications and information for employment with the West Fargo Police Department is listed on their website.

For further questions regarding law enforcement employment, please contact Officer Randy Burkhartsmeier at 701-433-5500.

You may pay for a parking ticket issued by a police officer in West Fargo by either coming to the West Fargo Police Department and pay the ticket in person during business hours.

The police department is located at 800 4th Avenue East. Or mailing the payment in to the Police Department at : West Fargo Police Department, 800 4th Avenue East, Ste 2, West Fargo ND 58078. The payment can be made in cash, check or money order form.

The Cass County Jail operates 24 hours a day. It is located at 450 34th Street South in Fargo. You can contact the jail at or by calling 701-241-5799.

If the person is arrested by a West Fargo police officer and you want to post bail, please contact the West Fargo Police Department at 701-433-5500, any time of the day or night for further instructions.

A person who receives a traffic ticket may contest it by going to the court he/she is cited to appear at (court is listed on the citation) and posting bail (paying the amount of the citation). After the person has posted bail, the court clerk will assign a court date. On the specified date, the person will be able to plead his/her case before a judge and question the officer. If the judge rules in the person's favor, the bail he/she posted will be refunded.

For further information you can contact the West Fargo Municipal Clerk of Court at 701-433-5516.

The West Fargo Police Department currently uses MTW Towing as its towing agent. Their phone number is 701-281-9637. All inquiries regarding the impounded vehicle should be referred to them.

You can contact the Police Department at 701-433-5500 and give the license plate information to our police clerk, who will look up the plate for you. They will be able to tell you if the vehicle has been towed or if someone has reported it stolen. If it has been towed, they will give you the phone number to our tow truck agent.

Yes. Not only is it required by the city of West Fargo, it is also a great way to find your bicycle in case it is stolen. Bicycle license can be obtained at the West Fargo Police Department. The cost of a bike license is $1.00 and needs to be done only one time per bike.

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West Fargo Police Department

Michael D Reitan serves as the Chief of Police for the West Fargo Police Department.

Phone Number:  (701) 433-5500
Emergency Phone Number:  911
Fax Number:  (701) 433-5508
Address:  800 4th Avenue East, Suite 2, West Fargo, ND 58078

About the West Fargo Police Department

The West Fargo Police Department has grown from three officers and two squad cars in 1968 to a current team of 58 hard-working members. The department has helped the population of West Fargo grow from 5,000 citizens to approximately 33,000.

Employees of the West Fargo Police Department pride themselves on ethical and professional principles. The department is proud of what they do and whom they serve.

Mission Statement

The mission of the West Fargo Police Department is to protect life and property, and enhance the quality of life for all of our citizens. To accomplish this mission, we will utilize organizational and problem-solving strategies and develop police-community partnerships to address the causes of crime and social disorder.




Police News

Dec 05 Mon
On 12/05/16, at 0350, Officers were dispatched to 5th Ave. & 10th St. W in West Fargo to a burglary in progress. Two suspects had broken into vehicles in a driveway and gained access to the residents garage. The resident was home and heard the garage door open and then saw two individuals flee on foot.
Dec 02 Fri
Getting your pet licensed and keeping your contact info up to date with us increases the chances that your favorite Fido or kitty cat will make it home safely if they should happen to find themselves lost and it is required by city ordinance for all dogs and cats over 12 weeks of age.
Dec 01 Thu
On 11-30-16, at approximately 11:30 PM, West Fargo Police Officers responded to an injury accident at the intersection of 9th St. E and 7th Ave. E. in West Fargo. A small passenger car with a single occupant 18 year old driver was travelling northbound on 9th St. E. and struck an 18 year old pedestrian that was crossing 9th St. E. on 7th Ave. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital by ambulance for serious injuries.

Police Announcements

Dec 06 Tue
National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day is Wednesday, December 21st which is the first day of winter and the longest night of the year. All community members are invited to participate in a 4 block walk in Fargo. The procession leaves from the US Bank Plaza (Broadway & 2 Ave. N.) at 6:45 pm heading to First Lutheran Church. Those unable to walk should meet at the church located at 619 N. Broadway where a brief Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. The event remembers and honors people in our community who died as the result of their experience with homelessness.
Dec 05 Mon
1. In cold temperatures, approach with caution and assume that all wet, dark areas on pavements are slippery and icy. 2. During bad weather, avoid boots or shoes with smooth soles and heels. Instead, wear shoes or boots that provide traction on snow and ice; boots made of non-slip rubber or neoprene with grooved soles are best. 3. Use special care when entering and exiting vehicles; use the vehicle for support. 4. Walk in designated walkways as much as possible. Taking shortcuts over snow piles and other frozen areas can be hazardous. Look ahead when you walk; a snow- or ice covered sidewalk or driveway, especially if on a hill, may require travel along its grassy edge for traction.
Dec 02 Fri
On September 10, 2016 a 60-year-old male collapsed at the Anderson Softball Complex in Fargo. Four community members will be presented Lifesaver Awards for their part in the successful resuscitation this individual. This incident was a perfect example of how regular people working together can save a life.

Police Articles

Nov 23 Wed
The holiday shopping season has begun and buyers are taking advantage of the many instore and online deals to get the much sought after products. The joys of finding that special something can be quickly ruined when an item goes missing. There are a number of crime prevention practices you should follow to avoid becoming the victim of a theft.
Nov 01 Tue
Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued the U.S. Winter Outlook today, saying that La Nina is expected to influence winter conditions this year. La Nina favors drier, warmer winters in the southern U.S and wetter, cooler conditions in the northern U.S. If La Nina conditions materialize, forecasters say it should be weak and potentially short-lived.