December 01, 2015

City of West Fargo Blog

Nov 30 Mon

Dial 211 for Essential Community Services In many states, dialing “2-1-1” provides individuals and families in need with a shortcut through what may be a bewildering maze of health and human service agencies’ phone numbers. By simply dialing 2-1-1, those in need of assistance are referred, and sometimes connected, to appropriate agencies and community organizations.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
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:

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
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.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
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.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
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

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
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.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
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.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
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.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
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