November 26, 2015

Police Articles

Nov 16 Mon
The West Fargo Police Department has partnered with the Northern Lights Council of the Boy Scouts of America to sponsor a Law Enforcement Exploring Post for young adults ages fourteen to twenty-one. The Post is operating in its second year and is made up of fifteen participants. There are six adult advisors, four of which are current members of the police department staff and two are volunteers. The department is using the program to build relationships with young people in the community and to introduce them in the profession of law enforcement. The attached information has been obtained from the national Career Exploring web site:
Nov 06 Fri
Brrr! Cooler temperatures are setting in, which means winter is on its way. Before winter weather hits your area, talk with your family about how to stay safe and take action to get prepared! Planning and preparing can help you manage the impact of severe winter weather.
Oct 29 Thu
The NDCORE Survey was developed in conjunction with the Core Institute of Southern Illinois University to identify high-risk drinking predictors for ND college students and used to develop evidence-based interventions specific to ND and for each campus. The NDCORE Survey contains several items about alcohol and drugs, including questions specific to ND culture. Included are questions regarding respondent demographics, alcohol and other drug use behaviors, and perceptions of alcohol and other drugs. Thirteen campus-specific questions were also included in NDSU’s survey.
Oct 19 Mon
The financial exploitation of persons 60 years of age and older has risen significantly in the past few years. The Federal Trade Commission reported fraud complaints rose 47 percent between 2012 and 2014 for this age group. Additional information on how to prevent fraud or on how to report suspected fraud can be found on the Federal Trade Commission web site at
Oct 13 Tue
The West Fargo Police Department will be making a change to the normal information shared through our partnership with the staff of West Fargo Pioneer. On a monthly basis the department will provide a recap of activities occurring in West Fargo during the previous month. Included will be crime statistics, special events and news from within the department.
Oct 05 Mon
In speaking with the public the topic of the need for more traffic enforcement often enters the conversation. People report drivers speeding in their neighborhood or failing to stop at stop signs. Beyond routine patrol, the police department does assign officers to patrol a particular problem area following such complaints. The department may also use traffic counting devices to better focus the officer’s attention to peak traffic enforcement periods.
Sep 29 Tue
A recent question posed by an outdoor enthusiast generated this week’s topic on when a driver is required to yield to a pedestrian attempting to cross a roadway. A simple answer would be that drivers should extend the courtesy of stopping for all people attempting to cross the roadway. There are; however, specific instances where drivers must stop for a pedestrian.
Sep 23 Wed
End of Summer Brings Parking Complaints With the end of summer the West Fargo Police Department has begun to receive complaints relating to parking within residential areas. Boats, campers and other summertime related equipment brought into community and parked can be deemed to be in violation. While short term parking is permitted under certain conditions allowing an item to remain beyond the limits may result in a parking citation and impound.
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