Meet Our School Resource Officers

 Officer Jason Balvik

Phone: WFHS Phone: 701-499-1988 / CHS Phone: 701-356-2008 / Text-A-Tip: 701-541-2072

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Degrees and Certifications:

UND-Lake Region Peace Officer Training Program, certified instructor for Methods of Instruction through the North Dakota Peace Officer Standard and Training Board, certified instructor for Alive @ 25, member of the National Association of School Resource Officers, completed the NASRO SRO Basic and Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) program, completed over 1,000 hours of training in law enforcement subjects.

Officer Jason Balvik

Locations
West Fargo High School
Community High School

Why I Enjoy Being a SRO
Since I started in law enforcement, I have enjoyed working with youth. Even while working patrol, I took every opportunity to help the youth consider all their options and make good choices.
To this day, I remember when Officer Jon came to my elementary school; he had such a positive impact on all of us. I also remember the great relationship I had with my high school principal, another great influence in my life. When the opportunity came to work with educators and youth, I knew it would be a perfect fit for me.

My Off-Duty Interests
I have been lucky enough to coach my kids in several of their activities. I also enjoy attending my kids' activities. During the fall, I enjoy hunting. During the winter, I enjoy ice fishing, spear fishing and attempting to play basketball. In the summer, I enjoy spending time at our camper. While there, we spend most of the time in and on the water, whether it's fishing, tubing, skiing or swimming. I enjoy playing men's slow-pitch softball. All of these are best when family and friends are with.


 Officer Rhonda Jorgensen

Phone: LMS Phone: 701-499-9014 / Text-a-Tip: 701-541-7823

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bismarck State College, UND-Lake Region Peace Officer Training Program, member of the Peer Assistance Crisis Team (PACT), writer and adviser for the Citizens Police Academy, co-creator of the Armed Robbery Retail Training, second vice president of the local Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Red River Valley Lodge I

Officer Rhonda Jorgensen

Location
Liberty Middle School

Why I Enjoy Being a SRO
I decided to become a school resource officer because I wanted an opportunity to positively impact students, build relationships and trust with them, and be a resource for them. I want to be able to show them that law enforcement officers are here to help, guide and educate them, both during and after their school career. I also strive to be a resource for the entire school staff.

My Off-Duty Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy golfing, cooking, traveling and motorcycle trips with my husband. I also like watching Denver Bronco and NDSU Bison football. Spending time with friends, family and our dog Howie are also high on my priority list.


 Officer Mark Morris

Phone: SHS Phone: 701-499-3208 / Text-A-Tip: 701-219-4722

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Degrees and Certifications:

West Fargo High School graduate, criminal justice at MN State University-Moorhead, law enforcement skills training at Alexandria Tech, recipient of Lifesaving Award and Silver Star in 2016 from the WF Police Department

Officer Mark Morris

Location
Sheyenne High School

My Background
Morris was born and raised in North Dakota. Before joining the West Fargo Police Department in 2000, he worked for Target in the Twin Cities area as a member of the Assets Protection team.  Just prior to serving in West Fargo, he worked for the Cass County Sheriff’s Department in the juvenile detention center.

Morris has worked as a Patrol Officer for the majority of his career, including seven years on the night shift and seven years of day shift.  He also served as the truck regulatory officer for four years.  From 2001-2007, he was a member of the Red River Valley Swat Team.  In addition to his new position as the School Resource Officer at Sheyenne High School, he serves as a weapons instructor for the police department, which he began in 2007. 

My Off-Duty Interests
When not working, SRO Morris enjoys spending time with his family (he has three children), hunting, golfing, sports, and time at the lakes. 

 


 Officer Todd Pearson

Phone: LCC: 701-499-3076 / Text-A-Tip: 701-541-7824

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Degrees and Certifications:

UND-Lake Region Peace Officer Program, member of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO), Alive @ 25 Defensive Driving Curriculum Instructor, Field Training Officer for the West Fargo Police Department

Officer Todd Pearson

Locations
District Elementary Schools
ELL Liaison at Lodoen Community Center

Why I Enjoy Being a SRO
Students are faced with a lot of challenges throughout their school careers; I enjoy being a resource that students (as well as parents and staff) can count on when everything and everyone seems to be working against them. I enjoy working with school administration to create the safest learning environment possible for the students and staff of West Fargo Public Schools.

My Off-Duty Interests
I enjoy being outside…surrounded by friends and family. During the summer, I spend my time at the lake cabin fishing, swimming and relaxing. I pheasant hunt in the fall with my son and family dog. I follow football at all levels (I particularly enjoy the Bison and the Vikings). During the winter, I won't pass up a fun and friendly game of hockey.

 


 Officer Trent Stanton

Phone: CMS Phone: 701-499-1610 / Text-a-Tip: 701-541-7815

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Jamestown, Law Enforcement Skills Program from Alexandria Technical College, negotiator on the Red River Valley SWAT, member of Peer Assistance Team, Field Training Officer, and a rotational investigator

Officer Trent Stanton

Location
Cheney Middle School

Why I enjoy being a SRO
I think it will be a challenging and fun experience to be a positive role model for the students and help them through daily problems they encounter. I am excited to work with the school staff, students, and their families.

My Off-Duty Interests
I enjoy the outdoors. I like to spend time with my family, fishing, and boating in the summer. I also enjoy ice fishing in the winter. During the fall, I spend time hunting waterfowl and pheasants throughout North Dakota. My other interests are watching sports of all kinds.