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The Fargo Police Department prides itself on the professional growth of its officers and the partnership we have with the City we serve.  Our men and women are committed to providing our community with the most professional policing services available. As the largest municipal agency in the region, the Fargo Police Department provides its officers with a wide variety of opportunities for advancement through promotion, lateral and secondary positions.

Starting salary is $51,022 a year and up to $54,018 a year for current or former law enforcement officers.

In order to join our ranks, you must be prepared to go through a very challenging and complex hiring process. We strive to find only those candidates who possess a strong work ethic, have high moral character, are resolute in their honesty and integrity, and have a sincere desire to serve their community. Only the best candidates are successful and we want you to be one of them.

Under North Dakota State Century Code 37-19.1, Veterans are entitled to preference, over all other applicants, in recruitment and selection processes by governmental agencies, provided that such veteran is a United States citizen at the time of application for employment.

The Fargo Police Department has a great career waiting for you as a Fargo Police Officer.

Upcoming Testing Dates and Locations

Testing Date:  Monday, February 20, 2017, 8 a.m.

Closing Date: Friday, February 17, 2017

Testing Location: UPDATED 2/3/17: Due to the number of applicants, we have moved the testing location to the Fargo Public Safety Building, 4630 15 Ave. N., Fargo, ND 58103



Preparing for Testing

Applicants may prepare for the written exam by downloading the Police Orientation Guide at You will want to download the NPST Candidate Orientation Guide.

On the day of testing

Applicants will first take the written test. Those applicants who successfully pass the written exam with a 75% or above will move on to the oral interview panel. Those applicants who successfully pass the oral interview panel with a 75% or above will complete a Personal Employment Profile questionnaire.

You must bring with you: 

Interviews for those who are licensed or license eligible, and those who are traveling in from out of town will immediately follow the written exam.

For more information contact:

Sergeant Tom Shaw                      
(701) 241-8107                       

Officer Travis Berger
(701) 241-1441 

Human Resources  
(701) 241-8162