The Good Life Men's Magazine - November/December 2019

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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

Sgt. Pallas was initially drawn to Fargo because, “We

have so many different divisions. I knew that a larger

department is going to give a person more opportunities

to experience and challenge oneself. The more you

can do and experience, it’s fulfilling, and it gives you a

purpose.”

Sgt. Pallas was promoted to Sergeant in March of 2001

and has since served in several different positions

including in the roles of Defensive Tactics Instructor,

Police Training Officer, Training Sergeant, and the

Negotiator Team Leader for the Red River Valley SWAT

team.

“Being in a larger, progressive department that really

is looking forward as our administrators do, there are

so many opportunities to be able to go into. We’re very

fortunate that we have support with our administration

as well as our city commission going forward with

having the best equipment, the best training, and the

best facilities,” said Sgt. Pallas.

Steadfast Supervising

With 12 officers currently reporting to Sgt. Pallas, he

maintains a full schedule. “I strive to keep the programs

that I oversee operating in the best way possible by

allowing new things to come into play, always looking

forward and not just settling on what we’ve done to

date,” said Sgt. Pallas.

Some of the projects that Sgt. Pallas is grateful to have

overseen include the Unity and the It’s Time music

videos, Fargo United, summer youth camp, an outdoor

activity summer program, and a collaborative school

assemblies initiative created with the CTO team.

With the CLO program, most recently, CLO

Vince Kempf and CTO David Carlson started a

New American swimming program. Through

the support of Sammons Financial,

the pair partnered with Concordia

College and Family Wellness Center

to offer swimming lessons for New

American children to help them

build confidence in the water.

The program was developed by

both officers after two tragic

drowning accidents during the summer of 2018 in the

FM area involving New American children.

At 18 years old, the SRO program serves as a resource

for the schools, to build relationships with the students

and do enforcement action when necessary. There

is an officer in each middle school and high school.

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