Chief Heith Janke

West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke resigns to return to FBI

Janke has been the West Fargo Police Chief since July 2017

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke has submitted his resignation after accepting the opportunity to be reinstated as a special agent with the FBI. Janke was appointed chief in July 2017 after a nationwide search. He implemented major initiatives that led to the city being named the safest city in North Dakota each year he was…

Fargo-Moorhead Police Chiefs Address Crime and Safety Concerns Directly

All three cities say property crimes and drug-related issues are prevalent

MOORHEAD, MN– Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo police chiefs are speaking directly to people about the community’s crime and safety situation. The three chiefs spoke at Tuesday morning’s Eggs and Issues event hosted by The Chamber. All three cities see property crimes and drug-related issues as prevalent. Addiction-driven behavior and mental health are also major areas of concern. “When there…

West Fargo Police Hopes “Night to Unite” Inspires Next Generation

Officers hope the event captivates a lifelong respect for law enforcement

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Long before he became the mayor of West Fargo, Bernie Dardis was a police officer in Western North Dakota. At one point, he was serving as a chief of police and deputy sheriff in Dunn County. “Well it’s a rewarding experience. It’s like being a mayor. You know your experience of helping people and working with…

West Fargo Police Department Introduces New Cultural Liaison Officer

Officer Ryan Feltman will work with different cultural groups in West Fargo

WEST FARGO, N.D. —¬†After becoming the West Fargo Police Chief more than a year ago, Chief Heith Janke says one of his goals was to bridge the gap between the department and New Americans in his city. “We have a large New American population, and from the police department, we weren’t doing enough to interact and build those relationships, and…