On the cover - West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller, Local Hero - Fargo Police Sergeant Kevin Pallas, Having a Beer with Radio Host, Scott Hennen, Hunting with Bret Amundson and more in Fargo Moorhead's only men's magazine.
LOCAL HERO | KEVIN PALLAS Fargo Police Sergeant Kevin Pallas leads with inspiration, kindness and innovation. WRITTEN BY: ALEXIS SWENSON • PHOTOS BY: URBAN TOAD MEDIA As a police officer, Sergeant Kevin Pallas is as humble as he is good. The 56-year-old West Fargo resident has been an officer for 23 years with the Fargo Police Department and is presently serving in his 35th year as a North Dakota Police Officer. Currently, he supervises the School Resource Officer (SRO) program, Community Trust Officer (CTO) program, Cultural Liaison Officer (CLO) program and the Park Liaison Officer (PLO) program. A Full Resume Originally from Superior, Wisconsin, Sgt. Pallas still upholds his status as a bona fide Cheesehead proudly supporting the Green Bay Packers. Upon graduating from Superior Senior High School, he attended the Law Enforcement Academy in Hibbing, Minnesota from 1983-85, along with attending the Community College in Hibbing as well. He received his first law enforcement position as an officer in Bowman, ND in 1985. “Being so young, the instructors always said, ‘Go where you get hired first and get some experience.’ That ended up turning into Bowman, ND. The southwestern town was smaller - about 2,500 people, so that was helpful. It was a busy little city just coming out of the first oil boom in the mid-80s with a lot of travelers coming through for the Black Hills,” said Sgt. Pallas. The following year in 1986, he became an officer in Wahpeton, ND through late 1996. He enjoyed his years in Wahpeton as a patrol officer and was able to be the first school liaison officer to the schools while developing a crime prevention program in the city as well and in January of 1997, he joined the Fargo Police Department as an officer. 30 / THE GOOD LIFE / urbantoadmedia.com
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