Senior Safety Academy

This program is designed to provide education and crime tips to the senior residents of West Fargo. Sessions will focus on topics related to growing older safely and securely.

The Senior Safety Academy will include department history, a tour of the department, personal safety, 911 communication, Emergency Medical Services, fraud investigations, driving safety, elder abuse, fire prevention and injury prevention.


  • Drone demonstration
  • K9 demonstration
  • Red River Regional Dispatch
  • Home and fire safety
  • Scam information
  • Sanford Ambulance
  • Meet the Chaplains
  • SWAT/BOMB teams
  • Community Resources
  • Graduation


We hope residents will enjoy this learning experience and will use this as an opportunity to share their ideas and opinions on how to improve the quality of life within our community. We hope the graduates of the Senior Safety Academy will take their knowledge into the community and educate others when the opportunity arises, keeping West Fargo a great place to live and work. 


  • West Fargo resident or work within the city
  • Over 65 years of age
  • Completed application
  • Criminal background check (A criminal record does not automatically disqualify an applicant)

Application Process

To apply, please return the completed Senior Safety Academy application via email to or mail/drop off at:

Applications are also available at the West Fargo Police Department lobby and West Fargo Public Library.

Applications are limited to the first 15 participants.


There is no participation fee for the West Fargo Senior Safety Academy.

What Happens Next

Community Engagement Officer Rhonda Jorgensen will accept the Senior Safety Academy applications in the order they arrive. The West Fargo Police Department will conduct a background check. Officer Jorgensen will notify all applicants regarding the status of their acceptance. Only selected applicants, who have been notified, are able to participate in the program.

Additional Information