February 11, 2016

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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 Department Jobs

Posted Feb 10 Wed

The West Fargo Police Department is accepting applications for a full time Transcriptionist. Starting wage is $14.912 per hour ($31,017 annually) plus benefits. Hours are Monday through Friday 0800-1700, with some on call time.

Author: Human Resources Staff Department: Human Resources

Police News

Feb 10 Wed
On 2-10-16 at approx. 1400hrs, the West Fargo Police Department responded to a possible threat/suicidal call that started in Fargo.
Feb 08 Mon
The administrative investigation of West Fargo Police Officer Weston Christianson conducted by the West Fargo Police Department was completed on 4 February 2016. Christianson will serve a five (5) day unpaid suspension related to his arrest
Feb 05 Fri
On February 5, 2016 at 0121 hours a West Fargo Police Officer observed a maroon Dodge Caravan make an illegal U-Turn at the intersection of 9th St East and Beaton Road. The suspect vehicle fled from the officer after an attempted traffic stop.

Police Announcements

Dec 22 Tue
The West Fargo Police Department lobby will be closed to the public on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day (12/24, 12/25, and 1/1).
Dec 03 Thu
Passing on PSA’s that are currently being aired on Channel 11. These 3 PSA’s are in a rotation and shown throughout the day, with more around the 12:00, 6:00 and 10:00 news slots. The PSA’s are also on the RACC website.
Nov 12 Thu
North Dakota New License Plates.

Police Articles

Feb 08 Mon
To provide a comparison to the previous month, a number appearing in [brackets] will indicate the number of incidents reported in the previous month’s article. During January, officers investigated fifteen [19] cases involving the theft of property; two [2] cases of theft from a motor vehicle; and six [2] motor vehicle thefts. Vehicles left running to warm were the common targets of motor vehicle theft. There were a total of seven [12] burglaries: two [7] with forced entry to a home; one [4] with forced entry to a business; two [0] non-forced entry to a storage unit; two [0] non-forced entry to a business.
Feb 03 Wed
Pet owners are reminded of the need to complete the yearly renewal of their pet license. All dogs and cats over twelve (12) weeks of age kept or maintained in the City shall be licensed and registered. Licenses are issued by the Police Department at the cost of six dollars for an animal that has been spaded or neutered; ten dollars if the animal is not spaded or neutered; and one hundred dollars per animal when the owner possesses four or more animals.
Jan 19 Tue
Law enforcement officers are a gateway by which many people in the community begin to receive services relating to mental health, chemical dependency or an identified vulnerability. An officer’s simple observation of a person’s behaviors relating to mental health or chemical dependency can frequently identify a person in need of service. The behaviors of a person in need of protective services due to their vulnerability can be more difficult to recognize or detect as there is typically a gradual onset of symptoms. Those people closest to the person may not recognize the bit by bit changes that occur over a period of days, weeks, or months. An officer entering the situation with a clear eye may quickly see symptoms the family has overlooked.