August 04, 2015

City of West Fargo Blog

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.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
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.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
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.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
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.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Jun 15 Mon

The city of West Fargo has installed recreational trails throughout the city for the purpose of creating interconnectivity to parks, schools and neighborhoods. The trails see heavy use by people walking, running, skating or biking. The difference in speed for each of the modes of travel can create conflict and could result in someone being injured. To help avoid such conflict, ordinances have been enacted as to where and how a person can ride a bicycle. Practiced courtesies amongst all users can also reduce potential hazardous conditions.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Jun 09 Tue

The West Fargo Police Department is urging citizens of West Fargo to register their information on the CodeRED Website. CodeRED is a high-speed telephone emergency notification service that gives city and county officials the ability to deliver customized pre-recorded telephone messages directly to homes or businesses, or to targeted areas or the entire city at the rate of up to 60, 000 calls per hour. Several typical CodeRED emergency alert system uses include environmental or natural disasters, search and rescue, school emergencies, man-made disasters, crime notification and public works emergencies.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Jun 02 Tue

When news worthy incidents occur within the city of West Fargo the police department submits information to the public through conventional media organizations and social media sites. The information may be educational, entertaining or a notification of a serious event that has occurred within the community. It is important to understand the goal of the department is for the correct information to be disseminated to avoid confusion or fear.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
May 26 Tue

There is a common misconception within the public that a person required to register as an offender has committed an offense which is sexually related. Under North Dakota Century Code 12.1-32-15 a person may be required to register as an offender upon pleading guilty or being found guilty of certain crimes against a child or for a sexual assault regardless the victim’s age.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
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