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When we are hiring we list all job announcements on our website, as well as, with the local newspaper and Job Service of ND. Qualifications and information for employment with the West Fargo Police Department is listed on their website.

For further questions regarding law enforcement employment, please contact Officer Randy Burkhartsmeier at 701-433-5500.

Parking ticket payments can be made in person during business hours or mailing your payment to:

West Fargo Police Department

800 Fourth Avenue East, Suite 2

West Fargo ND 58078

Business hours are 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday thru Friday. A drop box is also located on the south side of the building for payments after hours.

The Police Department accepts checks, money orders, cash or credit/debit card for payments.

There is a minimum $2 fee attached to credit cards payments.

Please contact the Cass County Jail to post bond. 

The Cass County Jail operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is located at 450 34th Street S. in Fargo.

More information can be found on their website at

A person who receives a traffic ticket may contest it by requesting a court date and posting bail in the amount of the citation at the appropriate court. The court clerk will assign a court date to appear and you can plead your case before a judge and question the officer. If the judge rules in the person's favor, the bail he/she posted will be refunded.

For further information you can contact the West Fargo Municipal Clerk of Court at 701-433-5516.

You can contact the Police Department at 701-433-5500 and give the license plate information to our police clerk, who will look up the plate for you. They will be able to tell you if the vehicle has been towed or if someone has reported it stolen. If it has been towed, they will give you the phone number to our tow truck agent.

Yes. Not only is it required by the City of West Fargo, it is also a great way to find your bicycle in case it is stolen. Bicycle license can be purchased for $1.00 at the West Fargo Police Department during business hours.

The Police Department does not issue protection/restraining orders. You can obtain them by filing an Application and Affidavit in Support of a Protection Order if you have been a victim of domestic violence.

Please contact one of the following: the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center at 701-293-7273, Cass County State Attorney's Office at 701-241-5850 or a private attorney for further information.

For more information, please visit

Yes, call the Police Department at 433-5500 and ask for the Support Services Officer. They will set up an appointment for your group to tour the West Fargo Police Department.

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West Fargo Police Department

Phone Number:  (701) 433-5500
Emergency Phone Number:  911
Fax Number:  (701) 433-5508
Address:  800 4th Avenue East, Suite 2, West Fargo, ND 58078

About the West Fargo Police Department

The West Fargo Police Department has grown from three officers and two squad cars in 1968 to a current team of 58 hard-working members. The department has helped the population of West Fargo grow from 5,000 citizens to approximately 33,000.

Employees of the West Fargo Police Department pride themselves on ethical and professional principles. The department is proud of what they do and whom they serve.

Mission Statement

The mission of the West Fargo Police Department is to protect life and property, and enhance the quality of life for all of our citizens. To accomplish this mission, we will utilize organizational and problem-solving strategies and develop police-community partnerships to address the causes of crime and social disorder.




Police Department Jobs

Posted Mar 10 Fri

The City of West Fargo is seeking a Chief of Police to lead and develop our police force consisting of 54 sworn and 12 civilian staff.

Author: Human Resources Staff Department: Human Resources

Police News

Mar 22 Wed
West Fargo Pioneer profiles the West Fargo Police Department's new safety equipment obtained through a Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation grant.
Mar 22 Wed
The West Fargo Pioneer covers the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) regional narcotics detection trial for police canines recently hosted by the West Fargo Police Department.
Mar 20 Mon
On March 19th, 2017, at approximately 0020 hours, Officers were dispatched to 639 33rd Ave. W. in West Fargo for a disturbance that involved a female victim with a gunshot wound

Police Announcements

Mar 14 Tue
March Coffee with a Cop will be March 16, 2017 at 2:30pm at Sheyenne Crossings. Cass County Corrections Staff, along with Officer Oldham will be visiting with the group to discuss the process from intake to release.
Jan 31 Tue
The City of West Fargo Police Department is seeking a transcriptionist. See link for details
Dec 21 Wed
Operation Winter Harvest results: Total Arrests: 26 Gun offenses: 12 Use of Explosives: 1 Gang Members/Associates: 13 (12 different gangs) Federal Arrests: 5 Physical Arrests by HPFTF/SCU: 18 Arrests by Patrol/other agencies: 6 Self-Surrenders: 2

Police Articles

Jan 06 Fri
With the winter cold settling in, remember to avoid, spot, and treat frostbite and hypothermia.
Dec 21 Wed
Drivers have had a few days now to relearn their winter driving behaviors with plenty of snow and ice delivered during last week’s storm. As typically seen when winter reintroduces itself to our area the West Fargo Police Department responded to a flurry of motor vehicle crashes following the first snow fall. Drivers are quickly making the adjustments to their driving skills for the winter conditions and the number of crashes has tapered off.