Officer Dean Jordheim started with the Fargo Police Department in 2008. Officer Jordheim began his career in patrol and expanded his expertise in numerous areas within the patrol division. He joined the department’s bicycle officer group and later graduated from Northwestern University’s Police Motorcycle Operator Course. As a certified motor officer, Officer Jordheim transferred to the Traffic Safety Unit (TSU). While as a member of the TSU, he would issue over 1,500 traffic tickets per year. Officer Jordheim became a subject matter expert in all areas of traffic enforcement and traffic safety. He attended numerous advanced vehicle accident courses including becoming certified in crash reconstruction.
Officer Jordheim’s expertise in traffic issues lead him to becoming the department’s liaison to the central garage and coordinating the maintenance and repair of the department’s vehicle fleet.
Jordheim’s ability to work with different groups was evident during the Dakota Access Pipe Line (DAPL) protests in Morton County. Officer Jordheim was selected to be part of the multi-agency “Viper Team” which used snowmobiles and ATVs to patrol areas not accessible to wheeled vehicles.
His skills are not limited to vehicles or traffic enforcement. Officer Jordheim was selected to be a Police Training Officer where he has trained new officers. His knowledge of the idiosyncrasies of the downtown area and his ability to cultivate relationships with business owners lead to his being selected as a Downtown Resource Officer (DRO), which is his current position within the department.
In addition to his regular duties, Officer Jordheim is a backup bailiff for municipal court and an alternate Truck Regulatory Officer (TRO).
Jordheim represents the department at ceremonies as a member of the department’s Honor Guard.
Officer Jordheim is the recipient of the Emergency Service Unit Citation, the Commendable Service Award, a Certificate of Commendation, and two Life Saving Awards.
Officer Jordheim is a great asset to the Fargo Police Department and the citizens of Fargo.