January 30, 2015


Often called the backbone of a police department, patrol officers are the most visible portion of a police department. Patrol officers perform general policing functions to ensure the safety and security of lives and property within the City of West Fargo.

Officers perform both traffic enforcement, investigative duties, and can be assigned to specific projects such as Field Training Officer, Truck Regulatory Officer and other crime prevention activities.

Work performed can involve a considerable risk to personal safety and requires judgement and decision making when determining appropriate action. Work is generally performed independently and without the immediate presence of a supervisor.

Patrol is supervised by Patrol Sergeants Sgt. Jason Dura, Sgt. Gary Bommersbach, and Sgt. Jason Anderson.

Patrol Staff

Officer Special Assignments Serving Since
Joe Birrenkott

CIT Coach, Maintains New Technology Equipment:LIDAR, Thermo-imager, Night-vision Components

Eric Wiinanen

Maintains Police Website and SharePoint Intranet, Department Photography, Video Editing

Rhonda Jorgensen

Citizen Police Academy Advisor, Internet Safety, PACT, Business Contacts (Days), SRO

Pete Nielsen  K-9, Field Training Officer,DT Instructor, Maintains Intoxilyzer Machine 1999
Todd Pearson Field Training Officer, SRO 2000
Mark Morris Truck Regulatory Officer, Firearms Instructor, Maintains rifles and shotguns, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator 2000
Tyler Williams

Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Officer, RRV SWAT Team Member, Firearms Instructor, Maintains Rifles and Shotguns

Miles Orth Field Training Officer 2002
Jason Balvik SRO 2005
Ryan O'Donnell

Youth Academy Advisor, Maintains SD5's, CIT, RRRV SWAT Negotiator

Trent Stanton  RRRV SWAT Negotiator, Former Detective, Field Training Officer 2006
Patrick Hanson

Ride Along Coordinator and Internship Coordinator,Youth Academy Asst. Advisor, Digital Radios, LIDAR/Radar Instructor, CIT, Field Training Officer, SSO, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator

Randy Burkhartsmeier Field Training Officer, Bomb Squad, Bike Patrol 2007
Ryan Denis

Maintains AED's, CIT, Vehicle Maintenance

Shane Orn

 Bike Patrol, Field Training Officer, RRRV SWAT Operator

Adam Gustafson

EVOC Instructor, CIT, Bike Patrol, Field Training Officer

Ryan Wuollet

Medical Bags, Honor Guard

Cody Beilke

 DT Instructor, Gang Officer

Ben Nechiporenko Tobacco Compliance, Bike Patrol 2012
Craig Danielson RRRV SWAT Operator, DT Instructor 2012
Kyle Hinrichs Youth Academy Assistant Advisor 2013
Dora Roll Medical Bags, Coffee with a Cop 2013
Jacob Danduran Internship Program & Ride-along Coordinator 2014
Wes Christianson Vehicle Maintenance, Gang Officer 2014
Kyle Johnson 2014
Ryan Birney   2014
Eric Sorenson



 Ryan Feltman    2014
 Benjamin Orr    2014
 Ryan Haskell    2014
Michael Kane    2014
 Derek Werner    2014
 Mackenzie Carr    2015