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West Fargo Police Department
800 4 Ave E, Suite 2 Map
West Fargo, ND 58078
701-433-5508 (Fax)

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 Careers at the West Fargo Police Department

The West Fargo Police Department is a rewarding place to work.  While still enjoying a small department atmosphere, the WFPD has been a leader in North Dakota in training, equipment, technology, and community involvement.  Employees receive competitive benefits including holiday pay, vacation time, sick time, personal time, health/dental/vision insurance, and duty gear. 

If you are interested in joining the West Fargo Police Department, watch for openings on this website and in local newspapers. 


West Fargo Police Department Job Application Form - please fill out, print and mail to:
West Fargo City Hall
ATTN: Human Resources
800 4th Avenue East Suite 1
West Fargo ND 58078

 Mission Statement

The West Fargo Police Department's mission is to provide quality service to the residents and guests of West Fargo, ensuring a safe community by protecting their constitutional rights in the most professional manner possible.

 Patrol Careers

Patrol officers perform general policing functions to ensure the safety and security of lives and property within the City of West Fargo.

Officers perform both traffic enforcement, investigative duties, and can be assigned to specific projects such as
Juvenile Officer, Field Training Officer, Truck Regulatory Officer and other crime prevention activities.


 Civilian Careers

The Office Manager supervises the Secretary II staff, the Crime Free Housing Coordinator, Police Records, and the Police Clerks.  The Office Manager's primarily responsible for all financial matters concerning the Police Department, as well as, reviewing reports to ensure compliance with departmental, state and federal guidelines.

The Secretary II duties include typing dictated reports and interviews, prepare correspondence, proofreading, editing, filing, data entry and a host of other activities is inclusive in being a secretary for your police department. Considerable knowledge is needed in both legal as well as medical terminology since many of our cases involve injuries and medical conditions.

The Crime Free Housing Coordinator conducts background checks for landlords in West Fargo and also notifies those landlords when tenants or visitors commit certain offenses on the property.

Police Records responds to requests for police reports, traffic accidents, police records along with assisting the Crime Free Housing Coordinator. The Records Clerk also assists with the daily filing system and route traffic reports, criminal reports and police department records to the appropriate agencies.  Police Records can be released to the public under certain conditions.

The Police Clerks attend to routine clerical and administrative work such as: answering phone, receiving the public, providing customer assistance, cashiering, data processing and bookkeeping. They also provide clerical support for members of the police department; and assisting in the administration of the standard operating policies and procedures of the police department.


 EEOP Policy Statement

It is the continuing policy of the City of West Fargo to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their sex, race, creed, disability, or national origin, and to conform to applicable laws and regulations. Equal opportunity encompasses all aspects of employment practices to include, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, layoffs, recall from layoffs, discipline, and agency-sponsored educational, social, recreational programs. Additionally, it is the policy of this agency to provide its members a viable means for communicating and resolving grievances and complaints regarding unlawful discriminatory employment practices. Any employee of the City of West Fargo who fails to comply with this policy is subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

 Current Job Openings

Accepting Applications for Police Officer

:: The City of West Fargo is accepting applications for police officer positions.

Accepting Applications for Police Clerk

:: Police Clerk The West Fargo Police Department is accepting applications for a full time Police...