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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 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 Department Jobs

Posted Feb 25 Wed

The West Fargo Police Department is accepting applications for a full time Police Clerk.

Author: Human Resources Staff Department: Human Resources

Police News

Mar 04 Wed
On January 14, 2015 at approximately 7:38 AM the West Fargo Police Department responded to Main Ave E and 5th St E for an injury accident.
Feb 17 Tue
On 2/17/2015 at approximately 0133 hours, West Fargo Police attempted to stop a white truck for speeding in the 1700 block of 12th Ave. NE.
Feb 05 Thu
On 1-10-2015 around 1600hrs, The West Fargo Police Department responded to an abandoned dog call in the 2000 blk of 5th Ave E. Eye witnesses stated a vehicle stopped off the road and let the dog out of the vehicle and immediately drove away, leaving the dog behind.

Police Announcements

Mar 04 Wed
March Coffee with a cop will be on the 19 at 2:30pm at Sheyenne Crossings. West Fargo Police Detective Derek Cruff will visit with us about scams and personal identity safety.
Feb 13 Fri
West Fargo property owners and/or managers can attend the West Fargo Crime Free Multi-Housing Training Class.

Police Articles

Mar 03 Tue
The West Fargo Police Department saw significant change during 2014 with the retirement of Chief Arland Rasmussen and the beginning of construction of the new police department and commission room addition.
Feb 23 Mon
On 18 February 2015 West Fargo Police Detective Sergeant Greg Warren received notice of the recertification of the Red River Child Abduction Response Team (CART).
Feb 03 Tue
The West Fargo Police Department has reassigned four personnel within the department. On February 1st Adam Gustafson and Patrick Hanson were promoted to the position Patrol Sergeants.