Community Service Officers

In 2021, the Community Service Officer (CSO) program changed from one full-time position to multiple part-time positions. This change adapted the position to help criminal justice students, and those interested in law enforcement, to start learning the basics of law enforcement. 

The goal of the Community Service Officer program is to help recruit and retain quality candidates to become officers for the West Fargo Police Department. 

The Community Service Officers respond to calls for service, such as vehicle unlocks, animal calls, and parking complaints. The Community Service Officers also work directly with the Fleet Manager for vehicle maintenance and deliveries to other government agencies. 

How to apply:

If you are interested in becoming a CSO with the West Fargo Police Department, please complete this online form. An officer will be in contact when an opening becomes available. 

How to identify a CSO:

  • CSOs will be wearing a navy blue shirt with a Community Service Officer patch (pictured below). 
  • CSOs drive either a small white cargo van or a black jeep with government plates. 
    • Both vehicles are properly marked with Community Service Officer decals. 

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How to submit a report to a CSO:

  • If you believe you have a complaint that could be a violation of a city ordinance, please visit this link
  • For all other non-emergent concerns, please contact the West Fargo Police Department at 701-515-5500.