February 14, 2016
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Chief of Police

Chief Michael Reitan was promoted to the position of Chief on June 21, 2014.Image of Chief Reitan

Chief Reitan had served as the Assistant Chief from January 7, 2008 until his appointment as Chief in 2014. Chief Reitan held the position of Captain from May 3, 2005 until 2008. Reitan has served with the West Fargo Police Department since 1987.

Previously he held the positions of Patrol Sergeant and Patrol Officer. 

He is a graduate (2000) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (FBINA)

Assistant Chief Reitan retired January 2009 as a Chief Master Sergeant (E9) with the ND Air National Guard Civil Engineering Squadron, Fargo with 33 years of service.

Reitan is a graduate of the University of Mary with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management.

He lives in West Fargo with wife Michelle and two sons.