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West Fargo Police Lieutenant Being Investigated by the BCI

Lt. Greg Warren is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation

  WEST FARGO, ND — The longest-serving active member of the West Fargo Police Department has been placed on administrative leave. Investigations Lt. Greg Warren joined the department as a patrol officer in 1975. The move is pending the outcome of an investigation on Warren by the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The leave comes during the same week…

Devils Lake City Commission Suspends Police Chief, Captain

The City Commission on Monday placed them on paid administrative leave until officials can decide their future

  DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The Devils Lake police chief and his top captain have been suspended. The City Commission on Monday placed Chief Keith Schroeder and Capt. Jon Barnett on paid administrative leave until officials can decide their future. The city assessment of the 18-member department found low morale, reports of a hostile work environment and an opinion of…

West Fargo Police Department Posts Job for New Police Chief

The job opening is now open for the public to apply for the chief of police position with West Fargo

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — The West Fargo Police Department wants to know if you have what it takes to be in charge. The city is looking for a Chief of Police after the commission fired Mike Reitan last month for creating a hostile and toxic work environment. The job opening was posted late Friday afternoon. Qualified applicants must have…

Moorhead Fire Crews Battle Late Night House Fire

Fire officials say the house was abandoned and no one was inside

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead fire crews battle a late night house fire. Firefighters were called to the 1802 2nd Ave S. in Moorhead just after 10 p.m. where a house was engulfed in smoke and had flames shooting from the roof. Fire officials say the house was abandoned and no one was inside. They say battling the fire was difficult…

West Fargo Begins Search for New Police Chief

Mike Reitan was terminated as police chief Monday evening during a city commission meeting

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The City of West Fargo is planning to begin its search for a new police chief following the termination of Mike Reitan. A spokesperson for the city says they will first review the job description of the position. It will be open to both external and internal applicants. There is no timeline set for this process….

Reitan’s Leave Causing “Mixed Emotions” at Coffee With a Cop

The West Fargo Police Department is carrying on despite being in the spotlight this week

West Fargo Police host “Coffee With A Cop” at Sheyenne Crossing but didn’t talk much about the troubles with their chief who is in the process of being let go. We asked officers how moral at the department is going after Mike Reitan was put on administrative leave. It’s a presentation they do every month. But this time, it’s different. Not…

Reitan Won’t Return as Police Chief of West Fargo

Chief Reitan was placed on administrative leave on January 13 and Mayor Rich Mattern says privacy policies prohibit him from saying why

  West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan will not be returning to his job according to the mayor. Reitan was placed on administrative leave on Friday after a special meeting between the mayor, commissioners and city officials. Mayor Mattern says a separation agreement between the city and Reitan is being drawn up. He could not tell us the reason behind…

West Fargo Police Chief Placed on Leave

After a closed door meeting between the mayor and commissioners, Reitan was placed on leave

West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan has been put on administrative leave. At this time, city officials and Reitan have yet to comment on why he is on leave. Mayor Rich Mattern and city commissioners had a closed-door meeting late this afternoon but did not vote on the matter. Reitan joined the department in 1987. He became police chief in…