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Posted on: February 21, 2024

West Fargo Police Department to host third annual Lake Region State College Peace Officer Academy

WFPD to host third annual Lake Region State College Peace Officer Academy (PNG)

The West Fargo Police Department has partnered with Lake Region State College to host another Peace Officer Academy beginning Tuesday, May 14, 2024, in West Fargo. The Peace Officer Training Program (POTP) allows an individual to become a licensed peace o...

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Posted on: February 20, 2024

Derek Cruff promoted to West Fargo Police Department Commander

Derek Cruff promoted to West Fargo Police Department Commander (PNG)

The West Fargo Police Department is excited to announce the promotion of Sergeant Derek Cruff to Commander. Cruff is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement with 16 years of investigation experience. 

“Following the promotion of Assistant C...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

SRO Todd Pearson Elected to NASRO Region 8 Director

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The West Fargo Police Department and West Fargo Public Schools are happy to announce School Resource Officer (SRO) Todd Pearson has been elected as the NASRO Region 8 Director encompassing MI, MN, NE, ND, SD, and WI, for a three-year term. SRO Pearson wil...

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Posted on: February 11, 2024

West Fargo Police Department responds to suicide death during felony traffic stop

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At approximately 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, the West Fargo Police Department conducted a felony traffic stop at the intersection of 26th Avenue S. and Veterans Boulevard for probable cause relating to a domestic dispute. 

After officers initiated...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Jason Anderson named Assistant Chief of West Fargo Police Department

Jason Anderson named Assistant Chief of West Fargo Police Department (PNG)

During the Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, West Fargo City Commission meeting, Chief Pete Nielsen announced the promotion of Commander Jason Anderson to Assistant Chief of the West Fargo Police Department. 

“The West Fargo Police Department began an interna...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

West Fargo Police Department to purchase virtual reality training system

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During the Monday, Jan. 8 City Commission meeting, the West Fargo City Commission approved the West Fargo Police Department’s request to purchase a $95,000 virtual reality (VR) training system using Public Safety Sales Tax funds. 

The St...

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Posted on: November 20, 2023

West Fargo Police Department asks for public’s help in locating missing adult

WFPD Missing Person - Jonett Wanner (PNG)

The West Fargo Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 50-year-old female, Jonett Wanner. 

Wanner left work July 11, 2023, and was last seen at approximately 2:30 p.m. Wanner has access to a grey 2017 Niss...

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Posted on: December 13, 2023

Residents reminded of dangers of iced over Sheyenne River and area retention ponds

Residents reminded of dangers of iced over Sheyenne River and area retention ponds (PNG)

The West Fargo Fire and Police Departments remind residents of the danger of iced over retention ponds and the Sheyenne River. The best way to stay safe is by staying off iced over bodies of water. 

“Area retention ponds and the Sheyenne...

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