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Positions Available Within the Department

Individuals hired to be sworn police officers for the Fargo Police Department begin their career as a Patrol Officer. Once sworn personnel have successfully completed their probationary period, they will have the opportunity to apply for specialty and secondary positions within the department. Below is a list of these positions:

Lateral Positions:

  • Narcotics/gang investigators 
  • Criminal investigators
  • K-9 officers
  • School resource officers
  • Truck regulatory officer 
  • Downtown resource officers
  • Traffic safety unit consisting of motorcycle officers 
  • Cultural Liaison Officer
  • Crime Prevention Officer  

Secondary Positions:

  • Accident re-constructionists
  • Police training officers
  • Law enforcement instructors on various law enforcement topics
  • SWAT team members
  • Bike patrol officers
  • Crime scene processing assistants
  • Honor guard  
  • Bomb squad
  • Drug recognition experts
  • Intern mentors


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