August 25, 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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A Child Is Missing

A Child is Missing is a Fort Lauderdale-based non-profit organization founded in 1997, it was created because no community-based program existed for locating missing children, the disabled and elderly often (with Alzheimer's) during the crucial first hours of disappearance

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 Department Jobs

Posted Aug 02 Tue

The City of West Fargo is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.

Author: Human Resources Staff Department: Human Resources

Police News

Aug 23 Tue
Update: West Fargo PD has confirmed the names of the people involved in the deaths at 44 C St in West Fargo on 8-21-16.
Aug 23 Tue
The West Fargo Police Department has received numerous reports of victims being defrauded by phone scams
Aug 22 Mon
On 8-21-16 around 9pm, West Fargo Officers were dispatched to 444 C St in West Fargo for a medical. When officers arrived they located two victims, a 55 year old male and a 45 year old female.

Police Announcements

Aug 19 Fri
BISMARCK, ND - Scam artists have redoubled their efforts after recent frauds in North Dakota, warned Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. Although numerous warnings have been issued in the last three years about the fake IRS enforcement calls, there have been several recent reports across the state of people falling victim to the scam and losing thousands of dollars.
Aug 04 Thu
The City of West Fargo is accepting applications for the position of police officer.
Jul 27 Wed
US Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that four additional defendants have been charged in federal court as part of the opiate enforcement response

Police Articles

Aug 11 Thu
As schedules begin to fill with the annual back-to-school bustle, it’s time again to think about school supplies, sports, and transportation! This month, North Dakota Department of Transportation, draws attention to the dangers teen drivers face every day on roadways nationwide. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teens in the U.S and last year, one teen driver crash occurred every three hours in North Dakota. These same teen drivers (those 14 - 19 years old) represent only 5 percent of all licensed drivers in North Dakota, but are involved in 18 percent of all crashes.
Aug 11 Thu
A question was raised relating to the use and possession of weapons within West Fargo. Under West Fargo Ordinance 12-0306 it is unlawful for any person to discharge a firearm or dangerous weapon within the city limits of West Fargo. The ordinance does not apply to the lawful discharge of firearms or dangerous weapons by a law enforcement officer; a person at an indoor or outdoor target range licensed or permitted by conditional use by the City Commission; an indoor target competition, which competition has been approved by the Police Department; or the lawful discharge by persons in defense of a person or property.
Aug 05 Fri
On November 8th voters in North Dakota will be asked to consider an initiated measure, frequently referred to as Marsy’s Law, to add a new section of Article 1 of the North Dakota Constitution. As stated in the petition title the measure will: provide a number of rights for victims of crimes in this state in a manner no less vigorous than protections afforded to criminal defendants, including the rights of crime victims to be treated with respect, to be free from harassment, and to be protected from the accused. The measure would provide for the safety of crime victims in bail and release decisions and in protecting information that might be used to harass or locate crime victims. Crime victims would have the right to be present at certain court and related proceedings and to be heard concerning such matters as release, plea or sentencing of the accused, and parole and pardon matters and to be notified of any release or escape of the accused. Crime victims would have the right to provide information about the impact of the offender’s conduct and to receive relevant reports or records including pre-sentence reports. The measure would also require prompt return of victims’ property when no longer needed and to timely restitution.