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The West Fargo Police Department does not issue protection or restraining orders.
If you have been a victim of domestic violence you can obtain them by filing an Application and Affidavit in Support of a Protection Order. Please contact one of the following: the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center, Cass County State Attorney's Office or a private attorney for further information.
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West Fargo Police and West Fargo Fire Department offer a neutral spot for your transaction to take place.
Please use this link to find out more information on our Safe Swap Spot
Information regarding fingerprint services can be found on our fingerprint page.
Please see link below.
If you have any questions please contact us at 701-515-5500.
If your pet is missing, please contact the local animal pounds.
This website through Homeward Animal Shelter has information regarding lost pets and the area pounds and shelters, as well as local police departments.
Homeward Animal Shelter link
Tours may be available, depending on staff availability and group size.
Please request a tour using our Contact Us Form.
You know what they say: "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is." Whether the scam involves phony winnings from a fake sweepstake or a threat to have you arrested for supposed non-payment of taxes, information is the key to foiling scam artists.
To learn more about commons scams in North Dakota, visit the North Dakota State's Attorney Scams website.
According to state law, landlords can evict tenants for non-payment of rent, or in cases where the tenant refuses to leave after “Notice to Vacate” has been properly served and the tenant’s last day has passed. A tenant can also be evicted if the tenant or any person on the premises with the tenant’s consent acts in a manner that unreasonably disturbs other tenants peaceful enjoyment of the premises. N.D. Century Code § 47-32-01.
For more information, visit the Legal Services of North Dakota Landlord-Tenant Law in North Dakota website.
If someone is harassing you, the first thing you should do is contact our Police Dispatch Center (RRRDC) at 701-451-7660 to report the harassment to an officer or come in person to 800 Fourth Avenue E. Then an officer will discuss the situation with you and inform you of your options. If possible, try to record the harassment or bring in the email / written / voicemail / texted evidence. Always document the time and place the harassment is taking place.
If someone is harassing you and creating a dangerous or emergency situation, please call 911.
Yes, the number is (701) 515-5333. This number should not be used to report a crime in progress. If there is a crime in progress, call 911 immediately.
Yes, this is a very common issue and you are not alone. If you believe your child is being unruly, you do have an option of contacting the Red River Regional Dispatch Center at 701-451-7660 to have a West Fargo Police Officer come to your house and survey the situation.
If you and the officer believe that the child is unruly, the officer may transport your child to YouthWorks Attendant Care where they will be held until the situation is resolved.
If you believe someone is involved in drug use or trafficking, contact our Police Dispatch at 701-451-7660 or WFPD at 701-515-5500 to speak to a West Fargo Police Officer.
All requests for police services are assigned a priority level based on the seriousness of the incident and the potential for injury to a victim or damage to property.
Calls of a less urgent nature may be delayed so that we can respond immediately to emergencies.
At this time, ride-alongs with officers are restricted to those participating in the Citizen's Police Academy and those that are attending the Law Enforcement Training academy.
During the winter months, it is normal to see wildlife like coyotes, rabbits and deer, traveling along the Sheyenne River south of Interstate 94. If you spot one of these animals, remember to:
The West Fargo Police Department has launched a neighborhood watch program to encourage you and your neighbors to become involved in crime prevention and detection. Having the addition of the public’s eye on crime will assist local law enforcement in addressing issues within your community. A neighborhood watch program also allows you to get to know your neighbors and the community better.
For more information, visit the West Fargo Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch program website.
There is also a program you can join called Nextdoor. See link below to join and get posts about your neighborhood.
When we have opening for volunteers they will be posted on our website, Facebook and Twitter.
You can also contact the Support Services Officer at 701-515-5500 if you have any questions regarding volunteer opportunities.