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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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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

Jul 28 Thu
FARGO, N.D. — The Face It TOGETHER affiliate in Fargo-Moorhead is launching a Community Awareness & Attitudes Survey to learn more about community understanding toward the disease of drug and alcohol addiction. The survey is being conducted by Face It TOGETHER Fargo-Moorhead in conjunction with the Face It TOGETHER National Office to examine attitudes and awareness around addiction. It will be replicated every two years as part of a comprehensive data-driven evaluation program led by the Face It TOGETHER National Office.
Jul 26 Tue
The West Fargo Police Explorer post is currently accepting applications for new members. Exploring is a nationally recognized program, providing young adults career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the Police Exploring program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and the nation. Explorers are given hands-on law enforcement training in order to help them determine if a career in law enforcement is the right path for them.
Jul 24 Sun
On July 24th, 2016 at approximately 12:38 AM, Officers responded to an injury accident in the 500 block of 7th Ave. W. in West Fargo.

Police Announcements

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
Jul 25 Mon
The Main Avenue and Francis Street interesction will remain open this week. This week the Main Ave. and Morrison Street intersection will temporarily close for paving operations in the West Fargo work zone. The work zone map below has been updated.
Jul 24 Sun
911 Communications Operator Exciting and Rewarding Career in Public Safety Dispatching! Red River Regional Dispatch Center

Police Articles

Jul 26 Tue
Motorcycle season is short in North Dakota. From April 1 to October 31, riding season lasts only 214 days. Last year there were 282 motorcycle crashes in our state. That equates to more than one motorcycle crash every day of riding season in 2015. With more motorcycles than ever on our roads and streets, it’s time for a reminder to watch out for motorcycles and help everyone—no matter how many wheels are under them—get home safely.
Jul 22 Fri
This Unit is a division of Valley Water Rescue who operate as part of Cass, Clay and Richland County Sheriff's Departments. It is a non-profit volunteer organization that provides trained personnel and dogs to law enforcement agencies to assist in finding lost or missing individuals.
Jul 13 Wed
Not using seat belts, car seats, and booster seats contributed to over 9,500 crash deaths. Drunk driving contributed to more than 10,000 crash deaths. Speeding contributed to more than 9,500 crash deaths.