March 04, 2015

City of West Fargo Blog

Mar 03 Tue

The West Fargo Police Department saw significant change during 2014 with the retirement of Chief Arland Rasmussen and the beginning of construction of the new police department and commission room addition.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Feb 23 Mon

On 18 February 2015 West Fargo Police Detective Sergeant Greg Warren received notice of the recertification of the Red River Child Abduction Response Team (CART).

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Feb 03 Tue

The West Fargo Police Department has reassigned four personnel within the department. On February 1st Adam Gustafson and Patrick Hanson were promoted to the position Patrol Sergeants.

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Feb 03 Tue

As the 2015 tax filing season begins, the Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration (TIGTA) is reminding taxpayers to beware of phone calls from individuals claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in an effort to defraud them.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Jan 26 Mon

The North Dakota Department of Health may be assigned soon to regulate, approve and monitor the production, sales and use of marijuana for medical purposes. The marijuana would be without the approval process established by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Jan 13 Tue

While preparing for the 2014 Year in Review it was noted seven new officers were added during 2014. Three of the officers were hired based on the approval of the City Commission. Four others were hired to replace a retired employee; two officers who relocated to be closer to family; and one officer who resigned. Just as impressive is the number of employees who have been with the department for an extended period of years.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Jan 07 Wed

Considerable discussion has taken place following the death of an area police officer by suicide in March of 2014. Personal pressures from a discipline issue the officer faced at work have been cited by the family as a contributing factor. A potential loss of status as a respected law enforcement officer in the community may also have played a role. What actually caused the officer to make the fatal decision are answers we will never know.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Dec 29 Mon

The West Fargo Police Department has under gone a year of change during 2014. Arland Rasmussen retired on June 21st after having served as Chief of Police since January 9, 1995. Rasmussen had replaced long term Chief of Police Ken Hansen who retired due to medical reasons. Rasmussen’s replacement is Mike Reitan who was hired by Hansen in April of 1987. This past November, Rasmussen was elected to serve his first term as a Cass County Commissioner.

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