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The Fargo Police Department Seeking Recruits for Upcoming Academy

Application process now open for January 2023 police academy

10/05/2022 12:30 p.m.

The Fargo Police Department (FPD) is actively seeking recruits for the Fargo Police Academy Class IV which begins on Monday, January 9, 2023. Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis.

The Fargo Police Training and Development Unit will work with each candidate and the following minimum requirements need to be met to apply:
• Individuals must be at least 21 years old by the start of the Academy.
• Possess a valid driver’s license.
• Have successfully completed 60 college semester hours or credits (in any subject).

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.

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. Recruits are compensated throughout their duration of the Academy with a $59,439 annual starting salary for 2023 Academy Recruits and receive a comprehensive benefits package.

To learn more about open positions at the FPD, please visit or contact The City of Fargo’s Human Resources Department at 701.241.1321.