August 29, 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 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

Aug 28 Fri
On August 27 2015, at approximately 4:05 pm, the West Fargo Police Department responded to a medical call at 439-C Street, Brookwood Mobile Home Park.
Aug 27 Thu
On 08/26/15 at approximately 12:45 AM officers responded to a sexual assault call at Sanford Hospital.
Aug 24 Mon
Two roadways that have been closed to the public due to construction activity are planned to have barricades pulled and opened to traffic starting tomorrow morning (or possibly late this evening): 1) 52nd Ave W – Open from Sheyenne St to 9th St W. 2) 4th Street E – Open from 38th Ave E to 40th Ave E.

Police Announcements

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!
Jul 21 Tue
The West Fargo Police Department's Explorer Post is now accepting applications for new members.
Jul 14 Tue
As construction continues at the Police Department and City Hall, parking on the South side of the building is removed and the new lot on the North Side of the building is for public use during business hours with the main entrance now on the North side. The water meter drop box is on the West side of City Hall on 7th Street. Thank you for your cooperation.

Police Articles

Aug 21 Fri
The West Fargo School District and the West Fargo Police Department continue as partners to address the hazards of school bus stop arm violations.
Aug 17 Mon
Back to School events begin this week and should serve as a reminder for drivers to slow down and watch for children. While school does not officially start until August 25th a variety of back to school activities will be occur resulting in increased pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the area. Parents planning to have their children walk to school or a neighborhood bus stop should take time now to practice the route with their child.
Aug 10 Mon
Law enforcement officers are required to make critical and sometimes deadly decisions within seconds of encountering a potentially hostile situation. The officer must perceive the threat, assess the level of danger, determine potential danger to bystanders, select an appropriate response and act. The encounter normally occurs with other distractions present and often under poorly lit conditions.