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Become a Police Officer with the Fargo Police Department

A career in a community oriented law enforcement agency can be yours if you want a job that offers: challenge, excitement, variety, teamwork and job satisfaction, opportunities for special assignments and career development, opportunities for promotion, outstanding benefit package including health and dental coverage, and an excellent retirement program.  

Preparing for Testing

Read the Fargo Police Police Applicant Automatic Disqualifier document to assure you are qualified.

Contact Human Resources Generalist, Shaun Crowell, at (701) 241-8162 or to sign up for testing by the posted registration deadline date.

Request official transcripts from any high schools and post-secondary institutions you have attended.  Have all official transcripts mailed to: Shaun Crowell, Fargo Police Department, 222 4 St. N., Fargo, North Dakota, 58102.  

Locate your original (state issued) birth certificate or order a certified copy. This will be collected at the Interview Stage of the Hiring Process.

If you are claiming Veteran's Preference you need to included a copy of your DD214 with your Background Investigation Packet.

Veteran eligibility: You must be a North Dakota resident and have served in the active military forces during a period of war or received the armed forces expeditionary or other campaign service medal during an emergency condition, and must be released under other than dishonorable conditions. See North Dakota Century Code 37-19.1


Written Entrance Exam

The Entrance Exam will be held the same day at 12 p.m. at the Fargo Regional Training Center (2802 North University Drive, Fargo, North Dakota).  The exam will last three to four hours during which you will complete a National Police Select Test. 

Applicants may order the NPST Candidate Orientation Guide by following  The NPST Candidate Orientation Guide is at the bottom of the webpage in the Police section.  For $10 applicants can use a credit card to pay for an instant download .PDF copy of the NPST Candidate Orientation Guide with several practice test questions. 

Physical Fitness Test

The Physical Fitness test is held at 8 Fargo South High School Sports Arena (2001 17th Ave. S., Fargo, North Dakota). 

You must bring with you a Physical Assessment Form completed no earlier than 30 days prior to test date.

On the day of testing

You must bring with you: 

Additional Resources

**The Fargo Police Department does not send applicants through a Law Enforcement Skills Program.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to complete the training on their own; however you may apply without having completed Law Enforcement Skills Training. 

Lake Region State College is taking applications for students in its Peace Officer Training Program located in Devils Lake (Fall), Minot (Spring), Grand Forks (Summer) and Fargo (Summer).  For more information, contact Director of Peace Officer Training, John Maritato, at (800) 443-1313, (701) 662-1526 or email

For more information contact:

Sergeant Travis Stefonowicz                       
(701) 241-8107                               

Shaun Crowell, Human Resources Generalist  
(701) 241-8162    

Download the Background Investigation Packet here:

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