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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 Pat Hanson 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 between the hours of 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.

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 50 hard-working members. The department has helped the population of West Fargo grow from 5,000 citizens to approximately 30,000.

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.

The West Fargo Police Department's Mission is to provide quality service to residents and guests of West Fargo, ensuring a safe community by protecting their constitutional rights in the most professional manner possible.

Police News

Jan 28 Wed
The search of the Sheyenne River for Cole Schwindt has been suspended as of 2:00 PM on 28 January without him being found according to West Fargo Police.
Jan 26 Mon
On January 26, 2014 just before 4:00 PM a West Fargo Police Officer attempted a traffic stop in the 1500 block area of 7 Ave NE in West Fargo. The vehicle took off east bound on 7 Ave NE and the driver lost control and crashed into a fire hydrant and fence along the 4300 block of 7 Ave N in Fargo.
Jan 22 Thu
On 1-22-15 at 3:34 AM a West Fargo Officer was checking on a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of 6 Street NW in West Fargo. The Officer asked for identification from both driver and passenger of the vehicle, both claimed not to have any identification on them. The officer then took down their names and dates of birth. He was going to call dispatch and check for driver’s license status and warrants on the individuals when the driver all of sudden drove off at a high rate of speed.

Police Announcements

Jan 30 Fri
Spring 2015 WF Citizens Police Acadmey is now accepting applications This session will run from February 26-May 7th, Thursdays from 6:30-9:30 pm. Any questions can be directed to Officer Rhonda Jorgensen
Dec 23 Tue
The Red River Regional Dispatch Center is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director.
Aug 06 Wed
The City is repealing the watering ban effective at noon on Thursday August 7, 2014.

Police Articles

Jan 26 Mon
The North Dakota Department of Health may be assigned soon to regulate, approve and monitor the production, sales and use of marijuana for medical purposes. The marijuana would be without the approval process established by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Jan 13 Tue
While preparing for the 2014 Year in Review it was noted seven new officers were added during 2014. Three of the officers were hired based on the approval of the City Commission. Four others were hired to replace a retired employee; two officers who relocated to be closer to family; and one officer who resigned. Just as impressive is the number of employees who have been with the department for an extended period of years.
Jan 07 Wed
Considerable discussion has taken place following the death of an area police officer by suicide in March of 2014. Personal pressures from a discipline issue the officer faced at work have been cited by the family as a contributing factor. A potential loss of status as a respected law enforcement officer in the community may also have played a role. What actually caused the officer to make the fatal decision are answers we will never know.