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2022 Fargo Police Academy

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 13-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 $59,439 starting salary for 2023 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 in January and May. The 2023 Academy will begin on the following start dates: Monday, January 9, 2023 and Monday, May 15, 2023.