August 29, 2016


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 is supervised by Patrol Sergeants.

Patrol Staff

Special Assignments Serving Since
CIT Coach, Maintains New Technology Equipment:LIDAR, Thermo-imager, Night-vision Components 1981
Citizen Police Academy Advisor, Internet Safety, PACT, SRO 1999
K-9, Field Training Officer, DT Instructor 1999
Field Training Officer, SRO 2000
Truck Regulatory Officer, Firearms Instructor, Maintains rifles and shotguns, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator 2000
RRV SWAT Team Member, Firearms Instructor, Maintains Rifles and Shotguns 2002
Field Training Officer 2002
SRO 2005
RRRV SWAT Negotiator 2005
RRRV SWAT Negotiator, Former Detective, Field Training Officer 2006
Field Training Officer, Bomb Squad, Bike Patrol,Ride Along Coordinator and Internship Coordinator, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator,SSO 2007
Maintains AED's, Vehicle Maintenance, FTO 2007
Bike Patrol, Field Training Officer, RRRV SWAT Operator 2008
Honor Guard, Bike Patrol, FTO 2012
DT Instructor, Gang Officer 2012
Tobacco Compliance, Bike Patrol 2012
RRRV SWAT Operator, DT Instructor,Honor Guard, Alcohol Compliance, Server Training Instructor 2012
Explorer Post Assistant Advisor 2013
Medical Bags, Coffee with a Cop, CIT Coach 2013
Gang Officer, SRO 2014
Maintains SD5 and Intox 2014
Alcohol Compliance 2014
 K9 2014
 Explorer Post Assistant Advisor 2015