How Fargo is Patrolled
The Fargo Police Department operates within a framework that divides the city into four geographical areas called "districts." Under this model, neighborhood-based enforcement personnel in each district assume responsibility for public safety management within their geographic area. These officers serve as crime-prevention and law enforcement resources in the communities they serve.
Each precinct contains smaller geographic areas called beats. There are 12 beats total in the city. These are the areas that individual patrol officers are assigned responsibility for.
How patrol officers are assigned
Patrol Officers work 24/7 year round. Patrol Officers work on a rotating schedule that includes weekends and holidays, and officers are assigned to one of six shifts:
- Day Shift
- Shift A: 07:00-16:00 (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
- Shift B: 08:00-17:00 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
- Evening Shift
- Shift A: 15:00-00:00 (3 p.m. to Midnight)
- Shift B: 17:00-02:00 (5 p.m. to 2 a.m.)
- Night Shift
- Shift A: 22:00-07:00 (10 p.m. to 7 a.m.)
- Shift B: 23:00-08:00 (11 p.m. to 8 a.m.)