March 28, 2017


Often called the backbone of a police department, patrol officers are the most visible portion of a police department. Patrol officers perform general policing functions to ensure the safety and security of lives and property within the City of West Fargo.

Officers perform both traffic enforcement, investigative duties, and can be assigned to specific projects such as Field Training Officer, Truck Regulatory Officer and other crime prevention activities.

Work performed can involve a considerable risk to personal safety and requires judgment and decision making when determining appropriate action. Work is generally performed independently and without the immediate presence of a supervisor.

Patrol officers are supervised by Patrol Sergeants.