Meet Our School Resource Officers

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.


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

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Degrees and Certifications:

I attended Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. I attended my law enforcement skills program at Alexandria Technical and Community College. I have been working for the City of West Fargo as a police officer since March 2018.

Officer Annie Brewer

LOCATION
Liberty Middle School

WHY I ENJOY BEING A SRO
I am excited to be the SRO at Liberty Middle School. I look forward to getting to know everyone and to start building positive relationships within the community. I am looking forward to the opportunity to keep school a mentally, emotionally, and physically safe space for students.  

MY OFF-DUTY INTERESTS 
I am from the Fargo-Moorhead area. I was on the MSUM dance team and since 2013, I have been coaching a high school dance team. When I am not working or coaching, I enjoy playing tennis, riding bike, spending time with my loved ones and my senior rescue pup named Mojo!

 


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

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Degrees and Certifications:

I received a BA in Criminal Justice while at University of Jamestown. I had originally planned on going into Engineering, but realized that Math wasn’t exactly easy... so I switched majors to pre-nursing and then had to wait a semester for the Nursing Program to start. Not knowing what classes to take in the meantime, I decided to take a few criminal justice classes, which led to my third and final decision to go into Criminal Justice. Prior to graduating in 2008, I completed an internship for the ND Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitation at the James River Correctional Center, where I worked for six years before coming back to Fargo and attending the Peace Officer Training Program through Lake Region State College in 2014. I then became a police officer for the NDSU Police Dept in 2015, which also provided be the opportunity to become a certified firearms instructor, Taser instructor and Field Training Officer as well as a member of the Red River Valley SWAT team as a tactical operator. I have been with the City of West Fargo for two years.

Officer Jared Johnson

LOCATION
Cheney Middle School

WHY I ENJOY BEING A SRO
I decided I would jump on the opportunity of becoming an SRO at THE Cheney Middle School. I have some big shoes to fill as it’s quite obvious Officer Stanton has made a huge impact here. I’m excited for this opportunity and look forward to working with and getting to know all of you!

MY OFF-DUTY INTERESTS
I am from Davenport, North Dakota, and graduated from Kindred Public Schools in 2004. I went on to play football for the University of Jamestown, formerly Jamestown College (Go Jimmies!). As far as my personal life goes, I am an avid hunter, love to catch walleyes, am a huge motorcycle and classic car enthusiast. My wife/boss (Caitlin) and I have two dogs (Harry and Marge) and two cats (Howie and Bob). 


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

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Officer Aaron Ostlund


Phone: Westside: 701-499-1322 / 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
North Side Elementary Schools

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.

 


Phone: Text-A-Tip: 701-541-7812

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Officer Dora Roll

LOCATION
South Side Elementary Schools

BIOGRAPHY
Officer Roll was born and raised in Alaska. She worked for over six years as a public safety dispatcher and volunteered for five years as an Emergency Medical Technician and Firefighter. She then moved to North Dakota and attended North Dakota State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. She attended Lake Region State College in Fargo, earning her certificate for the North Dakota Peace Officer Standards. She then was hired by the West Fargo Police Department as a clerk before becoming a patrol officer, where she has served for over five years.

WHY I ENJOY BEING A SRO
I have been interested in developing positive relationships with people in the community, particularly kids, throughout my law enforcement career. I feel like working at the elementary level is a great age group to start growing that positive perception of law enforcement and building trust. I think being a SRO will be a great way to show staff, parents, and students that we are there with the best interest of the student, parents, and staff in mind.

 


Phone: Text-A-Tip: 701-850-7225

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Officer Sylvie Schweyen

LOCATION
Heritage Middle School

BIOGRAPHY
While Officer Schweyen grew up in Fargo, she is from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She graduated from Fargo North High School in 2004. She received her Associates Degree in criminal justice from Minnesota State Community and Technical College, completed Alexandria Technical College’s 10-week Law Enforcement Skills program in the summer of 2007, and the Lake Region State College Police Academy in Fargo during the summer of 2016. Prior to being hired with West Fargo Police Department as a Police Clerk in 2010, she worked at US Bank Service Center. She was sworn in as a Police Officer January 3, 2017.

As a Police Clerk, Schweyen was a Notary, Car Seat Technician, and in charge of Social Media. In May 2020, she was selected as the first SRO for the Heritage Middle School and Horace High School. In addition to her SRO duties she is on the Social Media Team, the CART Team, the PACT Team, Operation Life Saver, is a Mentor, and oversees Neighborhood Watch/ NextDoor.

She was awarded the Commendable Service Award in 2016 and the Salute to Law Enforcement Award from Luther Family Ford and The Flag in 2018.

In her free time, Schweyen enjoys spending time outside with her husband and three kids and listening to audio books. Officer Schweyen is excited to experience this new journey with all of you.