October 13, 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, Sgt. Patrick Hanson and Sgt. Adam Gustafson.

Patrol Staff

Officer Special Assignments Serving Since
Joe Birrenkott

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

Eric Wiinanen


Rhonda Jorgensen

Citizen Police Academy Advisor, Internet Safety, PACT, SRO

Pete Nielsen  K-9, Field Training Officer,DT Instructor 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

RRV SWAT Team Member, Firearms Instructor, Maintains Rifles and Shotguns

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

RRRV SWAT Negotiator

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

 Digital Radios, LIDAR/Radar Instructor, CIT, Field Training Officer, Sgt

Randy Burkhartsmeier Field Training Officer, Bomb Squad, Bike Patrol,Ride Along Coordinator and Internship Coordinator, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator,SSO 2007
Ryan Denis

Maintains AED's, Vehicle Maintenance, FTO

Shane Orn

 Bike Patrol, Field Training Officer, RRRV SWAT Operator

Adam Gustafson

EVOC Instructor, Bike Patrol, Field Training Officer,SGT.

Ryan Wuollet

Honor Guard, Bike Patrol, FTO

Cody Beilke

 DT Instructor, Gang Officer

Ben Nechiporenko Tobacco Compliance, Bike Patrol 2012
Craig Danielson RRRV SWAT Operator, DT Instructor,Honor Guard, Alcohol Compliance, Server Training Instructor 2012
Kyle Hinrichs Youth Academy Assistant Advisor 2013
Dora Roll Medical Bags, Coffee with a Cop, CIT Coach 2013
Jacob Danduran Internship Program & Ride-along Coordinator 2014
Wes Christianson  Gang Officer, SRO 2014
Kyle Johnson Maintains SD5 and Intox 2014
Ryan Birney Alcohol Compliance 2014
Eric Sorenson



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


Aaron Ostlund


Brock Ackerman



Michael Pietron