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West Fargo Police Department Citizen Police Academy

 Citizen Police Academy

Since it began in September of 2000, the West Fargo Citizen Police Academy has been very popular.

This program is designed to increase the understanding between citizens and the police through hands on training.

In addition to specialized classroom training, citizens are exposed to patrol duties with Police Department Officers. Citizens will participate in a wide range of training from classroom sessions to actual training scenarios.

Citizen Police Academy participants are not actually trained for police work. However, participants will have a better understanding of the West Fargo Police Department operations and the day to day responsibilities and duties that officers are tasked with on a regular basis. Through your participation in the Citizens Police Academy program you will have greater understanding of the West Fargo Police Department and you will be promoting community awareness which in itself is the most powerful force any law enforcement agency has in the fight against crime.

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 Recommended by Chief Rasmussen

The West Fargo Police Department is proud to offer a unique program to the residents of West Fargo called Citizens Police Academy. The program is meant to be educational and help our residents better understand both their police department and the community.

As Chief of Police, I am excited about the opportunity this program brings to both the citizens we serve and to the officers and staff within the Police Department. Better communitication promotes better understanding by both the officers and the citizens we serve. Perhaps no branch of government is more dependant on the cooperation of the public than your Police Department because police work has its inception in good citizenship. One of the most effective deterrents to crime is an alert public. A public who is aware of its responsibilities and willing to cooperate with their law enforcement officers.

I welcome you to join the Citizens Police Academy and share in the learning process. I believe your participation in the academy will be fun, interesting and rewarding.

Chief of Police, Arland H. Rasmussen

 Announcements

2014 Spring Citizens Police Academy

:: Applications for the spring session of West Fargo Citizens Police Academy are now being accepted.

Accepting Applications for Citizens Police Academy

:: The West Fargo Police Department is now accepting applications for the Fall session of the...

Spring 2013 Citizen Police Academy

:: The West Fargo Police Department is now accepting applications for the Spring Citizen Police...

The West Fargo Police Department is now accepting applications for the Fall session of the Citizens Police Academy.

:: The West Fargo Police Department is now accepting applications for the Fall session of the...

Fall Session of Citizen's Academy

:: Fall Session of Citizen's Police Academy starts Thursday, September 27, 2012 @7pm.

Accepting Applications for Citizen Police Academy

:: The West Fargo Police Department is accepting applications for the fall session of Citizen...

Citizen's Police Academy starting Feb 23rd

:: West Fargo Citizen's Police Academy will be starting on February 23, 2012 at 7pm. We are...

Fall Citizen's Academy

:: West Fargo's Citizens Police Academy will begin on Thursday September 22 at 7:00 pm.

Citizen Police Academy Accepting Applications for Fall 2011

:: The West Fargo Citizen Police Academy is accepting applications for the Fall 2011 class. This...

Now Accepting Applications for the Spring 2011 Citizen's Academy

:: The West Fargo Police Department would like to announce that applications are being accepted...
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 Applications

Cost: There is no fee for joining the West Fargo Citizen Police Academy

Requirements: The basic requirements are to be a citizen of West Fargo, or currently work within West Fargo, and to be 20 years of age or older.

Application Process: Fill out the online application (pdf) and mail it to Citizen Police Academy, West Fargo Police Department, 800 4 Ave E Suite 2, West Fargo, ND 58078. Or drop it off at the West Fargo Police Department.

What Happens Next: Officer Rhonda Jorgensen will accept the applications in the order they arrive. The West Fargo Police Department will conduct a background check. After that, Officer Jorgensen will contact the applicants in regards to being accepted or not into the next Citizens Police Academy.  If you have questions about this or any other CPA related issue, call Officer Jorgensen at (701) 433-5500.
 

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