July 23, 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 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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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 News

Jul 18 Mon
On 7-17-16 at approximately 8:19 pm James Schaffer, 74 years of age, from Fargo was driving his vehicle southbound on 9th St E when he stated that he was having mechanical problems with his vehicle.
Jul 14 Thu
The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation announced on July 5 that it has awarded a grant of $27,114 to the West Fargo Police Department towards the purchase of ballistic vests and helmets. The vests and helmets will be carried in police vehicles and will be available to officers for use during high risk incidents. The grant program is part of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation’s commitment to improving the life-saving capabilities and the lives of local heroes and their communities
Jul 12 Tue
Construction begins July 18 on the eastbound lane of I-94 between Casselton and Mapleton

Police Announcements

Jul 22 Fri
Join us the 3rd Tuesday of each month for “Picking up the Pieces,” a free support group for family members and loved ones who have lost someone to substance use.
Jul 22 Fri
Stop Overdose: North Dakota State Fair booth addresses access to prescription medication
Jul 14 Thu
In response to the growing heroin, fentanyl, and opiate crisis in the Red River Valley, there will be a second community meeting. The Eyes Wide Open Community Forum Phase: 2 will be held at the Fargo Theater on Wednesday, July 20th from 7:00 – 8:30pm.

Police Articles

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.
Jul 12 Tue
During the month of July, forty-eight law enforcement agencies in North Dakota are adding extra traffic safety patrols for the Click It or Ticket campaign to bring awareness to the importance of seat belt use to prevent injuries and fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. Not using a seat belt is the leading factor associated with traffic deaths. Last year in North Dakota, 93 percent of uninjured survivors of fatal crashes were wearing a seat belt.