May 23, 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 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 May 22 Fri

The City of West Fargo is accepting applications for police officer positions

Author: Human Resources Staff Department: Human Resources

Police News

May 15 Fri
Good afternoon and welcome. When I was gifted with the opportunity to speak before those who would assemble here today in honor of fallen law enforcement officers I searched for a message I felt would truly pay tribute to their memory.
Apr 30 Thu
On 4-30-15, at approximately 1226 p.m., the West Fargo Police were notified that a hit and run crash had occurred at 7th Ave and 9th Street NE.
Apr 30 Thu
On 4/30/2015 at approximately 6 P.M a pickup truck was traveling westbound in the 400 block of 12th Ave. E in West Fargo. The driver of the truck did not see a motorcycle traveling eastbound on 12th Ave. The truck turned into the motorcycle causing a head on collision.

Police Announcements

Apr 29 Wed
West Fargo Fire Department will be conducting a training exercise on Sunday, May 3rd, starting at 5:30 am.
Apr 27 Mon
North Dakota Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week is set for April 27 through May 1, 2015.
Apr 05 Sun
April Coffee with a cop will be on the 16 at 2:30pm at Sheyenne Crossings. West Fargo Police Detective Terry Styf will visit with us about Juvenile Issues.

Police Articles

May 18 Mon
West Fargo City Ordinance 13-1604 prohibits the parking of commercial vehicles and trailers upon the public roadway within a residential district. Exemptions to the restriction include: for a period of time no longer than what is necessary to load or unload their cargo; while performing a necessary repair to the public roadway or public utility; or outside a residence where construction or repair is occurring and adequate off street parking is not available. At no time will a semi-trailer be dollied down, or detached from the truck tractor on any street, avenue, boulevard, or alley in any district of the City of West Fargo.
May 04 Mon
Going into North Dakota’s 64th Legislative Session one of the concerns of the West Fargo Police Department was the privacy rights of citizens and the growing national pressure for law enforcement to incorporate body worn cameras in everyday operations. Working with local elected officials and representatives from the media, House Bill 1264 was drafted with the intent of making a video image recorded by a police officer or firefighter body camera an exempt record.
Apr 27 Mon
Road construction and peak traffic counts at certain times of day create frustration for drivers trying to get around town. Many factors play into why construction occurs when it does and why traffic is heavier at certain times of the day. Small changes like adjusting the time you begin your travel and knowing alternate routes can reduce the agony of being delayed.