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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 Sheriff@co.cass.nd.us 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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Phone Number:  (701) 433-5500
Emergency Phone Number:  911
Tipline:701-433-5333
Fax Number:  (701) 433-5508
Address:  800 4th Avenue East, Suite 2, West Fargo, ND 58078

About the West Fargo Police Department

Background
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

Jan 13 Fri
On 1-13-17, at approximately 12:57 AM, a West Fargo Police Officer attempted to make a traffic stop in the 800 block of 13th Ave. E. in West Fargo. The suspect vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued.
Dec 22 Thu
On December 21, 2016 at 10:07 pm West Fargo Officers were dispatched to the 931 10 Ave west for a male in the hallway with a shotgun. While officers were in route to the location, the building’s fire alarm was activated. Some residence evacuated the building due to the fire alarm.

Police Announcements

Jan 16 Mon
January Coffee with a Cop
Dec 21 Wed
Operation Winter Harvest results: Total Arrests: 26 Gun offenses: 12 Use of Explosives: 1 Gang Members/Associates: 13 (12 different gangs) Federal Arrests: 5 Physical Arrests by HPFTF/SCU: 18 Arrests by Patrol/other agencies: 6 Self-Surrenders: 2
Dec 19 Mon
West Fargo Police Lobby-HOLIDAY HOURS December 23, 2016 8am to 4pm December 24, 2016 CLOSED December 25, 2016 CLOSED December 26, 2016 8am to 4pm

Police Articles

Jan 06 Fri
With the winter cold settling in, remember to avoid, spot, and treat frostbite and hypothermia.
Dec 21 Wed
Drivers have had a few days now to relearn their winter driving behaviors with plenty of snow and ice delivered during last week’s storm. As typically seen when winter reintroduces itself to our area the West Fargo Police Department responded to a flurry of motor vehicle crashes following the first snow fall. Drivers are quickly making the adjustments to their driving skills for the winter conditions and the number of crashes has tapered off.