Fergus Falls Police Department

  • Agency: Fergus Falls Police Department
  • Address: 122 W Junius Avenue, Fergus Falls, 56537 MN
  • Chief: Tim Brennan (Chief of Police)

Fergus Falls Police Department is located at 122 W Junius Avenue, Fergus Falls, 56537 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Tim Brennan. The Fergus Falls Police Department phone number is 218-998-8555.

Fergus Falls Police Department News

This little guy Roy was waving at Sgt. Sonstebo today and he stopped and had his photo taken.

Here is more info on the E-cigs and what to watch for if your kids are charging them on your computer.

Lots of SCAM calls today. We have had a bunch of people calling or stopping in saying they are getting calls from the IRS, Reader’s Digest, or Publisher’s Clearing House. Evidently the scammers are hitting Fergus hard today. Remember the IRS does not call you and Readers Digest or Publisher's Clearing House would not be asking you for money to give you money. The best thing to do is hang up the phone!

FOUND: Ian Vyacheslav Boyce- Wallet Garret Reed Yalch-driver's license Stop and pickup your items.

“ASK A TROOPER” by Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol Question: We have a livestock trailer that we bought back in 2017, as I understand livestock trailers do not require license plates. So my question is, do I need to have any paper work if I am hauling my trailer? Answer: No Minnesota registration is required if your livestock trailer meets the definition of a small farm trailer. It’s a small farm trailer if it meets the following requirements, and it will not be taxed as a motor vehicle using public streets and highways: • Farm trailers with a gross weight of less than 10,000 pounds. • Drawn by a passenger automobile or farm truck. • Used exclusively for transporting agricultural products from farm to farm and to and from the usual marketplace of the owner. A portion of state statutes were used with permission from the Office of the Revisor of Statutes. If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow – Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-2205. (You can follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach him at, jesse.grabow@state.mn.us). ###

You will want to watch traffic out on Pebble Lake Road in front of Little Chief...the gas sale goes until 5:30 pm and our officers are working to keep traffic contained. Stay safe!

Fergus Falls Public Works June 6 at 3:52pm · There will be a sewer repair done in the 200 block of W. Vernon starting at 4pm Thursday (6-7-18). Westbound drivers, please follow the posted detour signs. If you're driving east, please drive slowly around the work zone. They hope to have this finished by the end of Friday.

Here is the summerfest event info for this weekend. https://fergusfallssummerfest.com/

With Saturday's Summerfest parade and fireworks events....please plan ahead with your travels and where you can park.

Just a reminder with all the motorcycles on our area roads and this weekend's Ronald McDonald Ride in the New York Mills, Henning and Clitherall areas, please look twice before pulling out. Also, motorcycle drivers....remember to not drink and drive! Stay safe and enjoy summer!

Just a reminder with the storms that rolled through last night, are you signed up for Otter Tail County Code Red? http://www.co.ottertail.mn.us/1035/CodeRED

FOUND between PD and Bethlehem and Courthouse today!! 6 keys: 1 is a Jeep, 1 is a Schlagen numbered key and 4 other smaller keys. Stop at PD if yours. #18017663

Election Judges Needed The City of Fergus Falls is seeking election judges for the August 14 Primary Election and the November 6 General Election. Learn more about election judge duties and responsibilities here or contact Lynne Olson at 332-5404

Are you missing a tripod and flash from your camera? One was found at Veteran's Park by the Fire Hall this morning. Please call (218) 736-6983 and talk to Dean if it is yours.

Great reminder how seat belts can save lives.......http://www.fox9.com/news/trooper-credits-seat-belt-for-saving-life-during-horrific-lakeville-crash

Question: Would you please let me know the process for reporting an unsafe driver when one doesn’t have a particular incident to report. I’m just concerned with a bunch of things I’ve been noticing getting worse over time. Thank you. Answer: There are several options for you to consider. 1 .Write and sign a letter to Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) outlining specific concerns. •DVS will write the person and ask them to come in for an interview. •Based on the interview, the person can be requested to conduct a written and road test; submit a vision report; and/or submit a doctor’s statement verifying that they are physically qualified to drive within 30 days of the interview. •If no concerns arise during the interview — if the driver passes a road quiz and appears to be physically fine — they may not be required to do anything further to continue to drive. •If the person does not submit the requested statements or their vision/physical report is unsatisfactory, their driver’s license can be cancelled. •If the person is unable to pass the tests within the required time, their driver’s license is cancelled. 2. Law enforcement officers also can send a request for review to DVS if they identify a driver who they believe should either re-test or be checked by a doctor. 3. Talk to a family member's physician to see if the doctor has noticed the same problems. If so, ask the doctor to submit a request for a written/road test to DVS. If the physician believes the person is not physically qualified to drive, the doctor can notify the department to that effect and DVS can cancel the driver’s privileges. 4. DVS can allow the person to keep driving with increased limitations such as roadway speed, daylight only, certain times of the day or within a set limit of miles from his or her home. They can also require follow-up doctor’s exams. Here is a link to the form: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/forms-documents/Documents/DL-Request-Examination-of-Driver.pdf Information can be sent to: MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY DRIVER AND VEHICLE SERVICES DRIVER EVALUATION UNIT 445 MINNESOTA ST., SUITE 170 ST. PAUL, MN 55101-5170 A portion of state statutes were used with permission from the Office of the Revisor of Statutes. If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow – Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-2205. (You can follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach him at, jesse.grabow@state.mn.us). ###

Guess what??? We are going to be doing a National Night Out in Fergus Falls this year. https://www.facebook.com/FergusFallsNightOut/

We have had people asking questions about moped laws. Here is the information www.mndriveinfo.org

Due to a few recent thefts from cars, please keep this in mind: -Don't leave valuables in open- put in trunk or out of plain view. -Remove change/money from your car. -Lock your car doors. -Park in well lit areas. -Remove cell phones/cameras/purses from car- put in glove box or take with you. -Thieves look for easy targets! Stay safe!

Do you have a question about your child's ar seat? If you are in Fergus Falls, please contact Ringdahl Ambulance.

Question: Are bolt on bumper hitches legal in Minnesota? Answer: Bolt on bumper hitches are legal but you must know and follow the rated capacity. Keep in mind, they're not going to pull much of a trailer in most circumstances (for example a rating of 2,000lbs with a 200lb tongue weight.) Many people spend a lot of time choosing the right vehicle, the right camper, or the right boat. Unfortunately, many people give little thought to the most vital link between the tow vehicle and trailer, the hitch. Do your homework and research when purchasing a trailer and hitch to determine what you will need. Note: Ratings vary slightly between manufacturers. https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/msp/forms-reports/Documents/TR_RV_BoatTrailers.pdf A portion of state statutes were used with permission from the Office of the Revisor of Statutes. If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow – Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-2205. (You can follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach him at, jesse.grabow@state.mn.us). ###

Congrats to the area graduates!! Just a reminder for people hosting those graduation parties and alcohol is being served..... FF City Ordinance 11.71 Social Host: (A) Purpose and findings. The Fergus Falls City Council tends to discourage possession and consumption of alcohol, even if done within the confines of a private residence, and intends to hold persons criminally responsible who host events or gatherings where persons under 21 years of age possess or consume alcohol regardless of whether he person hosting the vent or gathering supplied the alcohol. The Fergus Falls City Council finds that: (1) Events and gathering held on private or public property where alcohol is possessed or consumed by persons under the age of 21 are harmful to those persons and constitute a potential threat to public health requiring prevention or abatement. (2) Prohibiting underage consumption acts to protect underage persons, as well as the general public, from injuries related to alcohol consumption, such as alcohol overdose or alcohol-related traffic collisions. (3) Alcohol is an addictive drug, which if used irresponsibly, could have drastic effects on those who use it as well as those who are affected by the actions of an irresponsible user. (4) Often, events or gatherings involving underage possession and consumption occur outside the presence of parents. However, there are times when the parent(s) is/are present and condone the activity, and in some circumstances provide the alcohol. (5) Even though giving or furnishing alcohol to an underage person is a crime, it is difficult to prove, and an ordinance is necessary to help further combat underage consumption. (6) A deterrent effect will be created by holding a person criminally responsible for hosting an event or gathering where underage possession or consumption occurs. (B) Authority....this ordinance is enacted persuant to MS 145A.05. the rest of the ordinance is found at https://www.ci.fergus-falls.mn.us/index.asp?SEC={0F872C30-A52A-4138-9C9C-840342F74255}&Type=B_LIST This is punishable with up to a $1,000 fine.

Are you looking for a challenging new career? Are you a great multi-tasker and work well with the public? This might be a great fit for you! Job Posting through June 15, 2018 Records Technician Full-Time/Teamster B-21 position $20.39 to $26.49 Fergus Falls Police Department Primary Job Function: Performs a variety of routine and complex tasks in maintaining complete and accurate official records of the police department. Provides support services to the police department operations. Essential Responsibilities: • Generates initial complaint reports as directed by staff or dispatch overflow • Maintains accurate records for parking, towing, warrants, fingerprints and citations • Maintains photograph files and prepares documents for computer scanning and court • Conducts criminal history and other law enforcement data for specific requests • Classifies, codes, enters, and disseminates files and maintains reports for in-house use • Performs routine tasks of answering phones and providing customer service • Type and proofread complex, technical and format documents using relevant data • Transcription and basic knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook email systems • Performs other duties as directed by the Chief of Public Safety Minimum Qualifications: • One year of specialized training beyond high school in office administration or closely related field. • Must be able to type 60 words per minute accurately and ability to proofread • Law and/or court experience preferred • Must have a working knowledge of English, spelling/grammar, punctuation, math and vocabulary • Knowledge of modern office practices, coding and knowledge of MN Data Practices • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and completed city application by June 15, 2018. Applications are available at City Hall or on the city website. Please submit to: Att: Mike Hartwell Human Resources Director 112 West Washington Ave Fergus Falls, MN 56537

THANK YOU FOR THE DONATIONS WE RECEIVED for our open house this year. Without these businesses, grants, etc we would never be able to give away bikes/helmets and hold our annual public safety open house in May. Otter Tail County Safety Communities Coalition Thrivent "Seed Money" Quality Circuits Eagles Cornerstone Lodge MN Masonic Charities Sertoma Club Shopko grant Tony Singh-Motel 7 VFW M State US Bank FF Schools applying for AAA Traffic Safety Grant Otter Tail Power company and Dan Tonneson for attending and bike/helmet donation AAA-Gene LaDoucer for bike helmets and safety materials Pedal FF for bike safety materials All the volunteers that assisted-OTCSO, FFPD, MSP, DNR, FFFD, Ringdahl EMS, OTCSO Possee members, OTCSO Water Patrol staff- T H A N K Y O U ! ! ! !

Extra seatbelt patrols on area Otter Tail County roads through June 3rd. Click it to avoid a $115 ticket in Otter Tail County!