September 04, 2015

City of West Fargo Blog

Aug 31 Mon

The West Fargo Police Department will host a Town Hall meeting Thursday September 10th starting at 7 PM. The location of the meeting will be the Eastwood Elementary School gym, 500 10th Ave E, West Fargo. The purpose of the gathering will be to discuss current happenings within West Fargo and to solicit comments from the public on their public safety concerns. The meeting is open to the public.

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Aug 21 Fri

The West Fargo School District and the West Fargo Police Department continue as partners to address the hazards of school bus stop arm violations.

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Aug 17 Mon

Back to School events begin this week and should serve as a reminder for drivers to slow down and watch for children. While school does not officially start until August 25th a variety of back to school activities will be occur resulting in increased pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the area. Parents planning to have their children walk to school or a neighborhood bus stop should take time now to practice the route with their child.

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Aug 10 Mon

Law enforcement officers are required to make critical and sometimes deadly decisions within seconds of encountering a potentially hostile situation. The officer must perceive the threat, assess the level of danger, determine potential danger to bystanders, select an appropriate response and act. The encounter normally occurs with other distractions present and often under poorly lit conditions.

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Aug 03 Mon

Many children are killed or seriously injured in back-over incidents. A back-over incident typically occurs when a vehicle coming out of a driveway or parking space backs over an unattended child because the driver did not see him or her. In 2013, 61 child fatalities were reported in the United States as the result of being backed-over by a vehicle. An additional 46 children were killed by forward moving vehicles.

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Jul 27 Mon

The West Fargo Police Department uses a variety of resources to monitor and enforce traffic laws within the city. Most noticeable are the marked police vehicles and uniformed patrol officers. The officers conduct routine traffic enforcement activities throughout their assigned area of responsibility. Officers may also be assigned specific enforcement areas based on citizen complaints relating to traffic issues or as determined through analysis of traffic violations or crash data.

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Jun 29 Mon

The City of West Fargo adopted new regulations relating to the possession and discharge of fireworks within the city. It is now permissible for any individual who is at least 12 years of age to use, explode or possess any retail fireworks within the limits of the City of West Fargo, commencing July 4 at 8:00 a.m. CST, and ending on July 4 at 11:59 p.m. CST, and commencing on December 31 at 8:00 p.m. CST, and ending on January 1 at 1:00 a.m. CST.

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Jun 22 Mon

Summer activities increase the potential interaction between people and domestic pets. While most encounters are peaceable, some do result in bite injuries to a person or another person’s pet. A pet responsible for such attacks can be deemed a dangerous or vicious animal under West Fargo Ordinance 11-0101(4) if: when unprovoked, the pet inflicts a bite on any human or domestic animal either on private or public property; it has a documented history with the West Fargo Police Department or other public agency of biting or attacking any human or domestic animal; it has a known propensity, tendency, or disposition to attack, to cause injury, or otherwise threaten or endanger the safety of humans or domestic animals; or is not properly vaccinated.

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