October 04, 2015

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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

Sep 29 Tue
The Red River Cart Team was activated on 09/29/2015 by the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, this is a mock exercise involving several law enforcement agencies in the Fargo Moorhead area
Sep 29 Tue
The North Dakota Department of Human Services today announced the reorganization of behavioral health services.
Sep 28 Mon
The Red River CART (Child Abduction Response Team) will be conducting a full CART exercise on the 29th of September.

Police Announcements

Sep 23 Wed
WEST FARGO, N.D. (September 22, 2015) – Contractors for the West Fargo Main Avenue reconstruction project will be conducting pavement work that will change intersection access to the north side of the project. The intersection of 21st St. and Main Avenue will temporarily close starting tomorrow morning, Wednesday, Sept. 23, and lasting about two weeks with favorable weather.
Sep 18 Fri
188th Army Band to Play Concert in West Fargo View this advisory online: http://1.usa.gov/1OAjpkX WEST FARGO, N.D. - As summer draws to a close, the North Dakota National Guard's 188th Army Band will be performing in the West Fest Parade and playing a concert later in the afternoon Saturday, Sept. 19, here. The event is free and open to the public.
Aug 03 Mon
The West Fargo Police Department will be hosting Night to Unite on August 4, 2015. This event will be held at Elmwood Park in West Fargo (500 13th Avenue W) from 5 to 8 pm. We encourage citizens from West Fargo and the surrounding communities to come and join us for an evening filled with entertainment, food vendors, demonstrations, and informational booths. Feel free to call the West Fargo Police Department with any questions about this event!

Police Articles

Sep 29 Tue
A recent question posed by an outdoor enthusiast generated this week’s topic on when a driver is required to yield to a pedestrian attempting to cross a roadway. A simple answer would be that drivers should extend the courtesy of stopping for all people attempting to cross the roadway. There are; however, specific instances where drivers must stop for a pedestrian.
Sep 23 Wed
End of Summer Brings Parking Complaints With the end of summer the West Fargo Police Department has begun to receive complaints relating to parking within residential areas. Boats, campers and other summertime related equipment brought into community and parked can be deemed to be in violation. While short term parking is permitted under certain conditions allowing an item to remain beyond the limits may result in a parking citation and impound.
Sep 16 Wed
Unmanned aerial vehicle system (UAVS), nicknamed drones, are becoming increasingly popular for recreational enthusiasts and an essential part of certain commercial applications. The ability to obtain inexpensive aerial photos provides a new genre for amateur and professional photographers alike. Farmers and ranchers flying UAVS can quickly monitor crop and soil conditions or check on livestock herds. As a new technology, the applications appear to be endless.