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West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke is Sworn In

The new leader promises to focus on trust and bringing in a sense of family

WEST FARGO, ND — More than four months after West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan was terminated, the department’s new chief is sworn in. Former FBI supervisory agent Heith Janke became the department’s new leader. Just after 5:30 on Monday afternoon, a man and his family started their new lives in West Fargo after moving from Kansas City. “It is…

West Fargo Officers Meet an FBI Agent Who Could be their New Boss

The FBI supervisory agent works in Kansas City but his family has ties to the F-M area

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Two finalists remain in the running for West Fargo’s police chief opening. One is a North Dakota Highway Patrol Lieutenant and the other is an FBI supervisory agent whose ties to the FM area go back decades. It’s been four months since West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan was terminated. With complaints from staff which said…

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 Reacts to Termination as Police Chief

Reitan has served with the West Fargo Police Department since 1987

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan no longer has a job with the city. The city commission voted unanimously to terminate him at their meeting. It all began on January 13th when West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan was placed administrative leave. “These concerns have been reviewed and the management style that has been used by…

Mike Reitan Rejects West Fargo’s Separation Agreement

The city will hold a final hearing on the matter on Monday, February 6th at the city commission meeting

  Officials with the City of West Fargo say they have not received a signed separation agreement from Mike Reitan. Reitan was placed on administrative leave as the city’s police chief on January 13th after he was accused of creating a toxic and hostile work environment. The city offered him a three-month severance offer but Reitan says he wants the…

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…