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The Fargo Police Academy Class V

Fargo Police Academy

The Fargo Police Department provides its own in-house paid academy training to each of its new hires. The Fargo Police Academy is a 18-week academy certified by the North Dakota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (ND POST). Candidates must successfully complete all pre-hire requirements prior to acceptance into the Academy.

Recruits are compensated throughout their duration of the Academy with a $60,632 starting salary for Academy Recruits. Upon successful completion of the Academy, graduates will be eligible for hire as a licensed Peace Officer within the state of North Dakota and will be extended a full offer of employment.


Applications for The Fargo Police Academy will be accepted on a rolling basis. The Fargo Police Training and Development Unit will help you determine the best start date for you.

The Fargo Police Academy is offered twice a year, once in January and again in May.


Contact a recruiter to learn more about joining The Fargo Police Department.