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Police Officer

Entry Level Police Officer

A written entrance exam will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Fargo Public Safety Building located at 4630 15 Ave N, Fargo, ND at 8:00 a.m. Please arrive no later than 7:45 a.m.

An oral interview will be scheduled the same day for those applicants who pass the written exam.

You are considered registered for the entrance exam upon completion of your application.

Police Officers perform general policing functions intended to ensure the safety and security of lives and property within the City. Activities include patrol, traffic enforcement, and investigative duties. Officers work under general supervision of a Sergeant and are assigned to a particular area of the City. Officers may be assigned to special activities or projects on an on-going or short-term basis (e.g., crime prevention, investigations, school resource officer, etc.). The work performed involves a considerable risk to personal safety for self and others and requires quick decision making when determining the appropriate action to take in a given situation. While much of this work is performed independently and without the immediate presence of a supervisor, incumbents are required to draw upon their extensive training and the department procedural guidelines, mandates, and laws governing an officer's response and conduct when determining the appropriate action to take in a particular situation. Officers are subject to call back at most times. Officers may respond to situations outside of Fargo and across state lines when called in for mutual aid.

Learn more or apply online.


POST Certified and/or Lateral Police Officer

The Fargo Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of POST Certified and or Lateral Police Officer. Individuals who are POST certified with zero to two years of experience may apply for this position.

A Lateral Police Officer applicant is a POST certified applicant in any state, with a minimum of three years of full-time law enforcement experience. If the POST certification is from another state and the incumbent is currently separated from law enforcement, the separation must not exceed 34 months. (Please note the following experience is not regarded as law enforcement for the purpose of this position: deputy or officer employed in a jail or prison setting; a volunteer reserve police officer; a military police officer; a district attorney investigator; or employment on a part-time basis.)

Police Officers perform general policing functions intended to ensure the safety and security of lives and property within the City. Activities include patrol, traffic enforcement, and investigative duties. Officers work under general supervision of a Sergeant and are assigned to a particular area of the City. Officers may be assigned to special activities or projects on an on-going or short-term basis (e.g., crime prevention, investigations, school resource officer, etc.). The work performed involves a considerable risk to personal safety for self and others and requires quick decision making when determining the appropriate action to take in a given situation. While much of this work is performed independently and without the immediate presence of a supervisor, incumbents are required to draw upon their extensive training and the department procedural guidelines, mandates, and laws governing an officer's response and conduct when determining the appropriate action to take in a particular situation. Officers are subject to call back at most times. Officers may respond to situations outside of Fargo and across state lines when called in for mutual aid.

If you possess a current Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification in North Dakota or another state, or have completed a state POST examination and are eligible for licensing, you may test for the police officer position by appointment at any time positions are available. Please contact Sergeant Tom Morris to schedule a test or answer any questions.

Learn more or apply online. Applications will be collected on an ongoing basis and reviewed periodically as positions become available.