How to Join The Fargo Police Department
A career in a community oriented law enforcement agency can be yours if you want a job that offers: challenge, excitement, variety, teamwork and job satisfaction, opportunities for special assignments and career development, opportunities for promotion, outstanding benefit package including health and dental coverage, and an excellent retirement program.
For more information contact:
Shaun Crowell, PHR
Human Resources Generalist
200 North 3rd Street
Fargo, ND 58102
Download the Hiring Packet and review all the materials. Completed Background Investigation packets will be collected at the time of the entrance exam.
Officer Candidate Selection Process--Minimum Standards (requires Adobe Reader)
Getting Started--The Fargo Police Department application process
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The Fargo Police Department does not send applicants to the Police Academy. It is the applicants responsibility to complete that training on their own.
Veteran's of the United States Armed Forces that are North Dakota residents may be eligible to receive veteran's preference upon written request. "Veteran" means a North Dakota resident who is a wartime veteran as defined in subsection 2 of Section 37-01-40 of the North Dakota Century Code (requires Adobe Reader).
To receive veteran's preference an applicant must submit the appropriate documentation by the closing date on the job annoucement/testing date (N.D. Admin. Code 4-07-05-07).
Veteran-Copy of DD-214 (report of separation)
Disabled Veteran-Copy of DD-214 and a letter less than one year old from the veteran's administration indicating disability status.
Spouse of Disabled Veteran-Copy of marriage certificate, DD-214 and a letter less than one year old from the veteran's administration indicating disability status.
Spouse of Deceased Veteran-Copy of marriage certificate, DD-214 and the veteran's death certificate.
Requests need to be included with the Background Investigation packet and turned in at the time of the Entrance Exam.
Law Enforcement Academy
Lake Region State College is now taking applications for students in its Peace Officer Training course. For more information, contact John Maritato, Director of Peace Officer Training, at
1-800-443-1313 or 701-662-1526, or send an e-mail to Johnathan.Maritato@lrsc.edu.