May 02, 2016

City of West Fargo Blog

Apr 28 Thu

Opioid overdose is a life threatening condition created by excessive opioid levels within a person’s circulatory system. Examples of opioids are: morphine, heroin, fentanyl, tramadol, oxycodone, and methadone. Opioids, because of their effect on the part of the brain that regulates breathing, may cause a person to develop ineffective breathing or cause complete respiratory arrest and death. The signs and symptoms of an opiate overdose often include: a decreased level of consciousness for the person; the person’s eyes exhibiting pinpoint sized pupils; and respiratory depression. Other symptoms can include seizures and muscle spasms.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Apr 13 Wed

A signature collection campaign is underway to place the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act on the November 8 ballot. The measure can be viewed on the North Dakota Secretary of State web site sos.nd.gov under the Ballot Measures link or by going directly to https://vip.sos.nd.gov/pdfs/measures%20Info/Petitions%20Being%20Circulated/11.30.2015.NDCCA.Final.wPetitionTitle&Changes.pdf

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Apr 04 Mon

State legislators are battling a lethal epidemic that is killing more people a year than motor vehicle crashes. More than 47,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2014—18,900 from prescription painkillers and 10,600 from heroin, according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Heroin overdoses alone have quadrupled since 2000.

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Mar 30 Wed

Rising prison and jail populations have resulted in significant discussion on creating alternatives to incarceration for drug related crimes. An often highlighted solution is addiction treatment. In one scenario an order of treatment would be entered in place of the defendant being jailed. Another approach is to decriminalize certain offenses currently listed within the North Dakota Century Code as being illegal. For the proposed solution of addiction treatment to be successful, a sufficient number of addiction treatment providers must be available throughout North Dakota.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Mar 23 Wed

Patrol officers of the West Fargo Police Department responded to a report of a man with a handgun at the Rodeway Inn, 731 West Main Avenue on 18 March at about 1 PM. Following the discharge of a handgun by the suspect, the incident would evolve into a 5 ½ hour armed standoff with the suspect isolated in a motel room.

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Mar 02 Wed

Overview  In 2011, AAA introduced a program called AAA PROMise to help protect teens and other motorists from prom through graduation season.  AAA PROMise is designed to cater to the unique needs of parents, high school officials, and law enforcement concerned with the safety of young drivers during their junior and senior years of high school.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Feb 29 Mon

Promotions and Reassignments West Fargo Police Department February 2016 Investigations Sergeant Greg Warren has been promoted to the position of Investigations Lieutenant. Warren joined the department as a Patrol Officer in 1975. He served as an Investigations Detective since 1995 and Investigations Sergeant since 2000.

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Feb 24 Wed

After laying my son down to sleep I began to unwind and think about the day’s events. Today I attended the funeral of Jason Moszer, a true hero. Jason gave his life protecting the community he loved, and doing a job he loved.

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