Cultural Liaison

  • photo portrait of Officer Vincent Kempf  Officer Vincent Kempf

     Phone: 701-936-4462

     

     

    How long have you been a police officer?
    I have been Fargo Police Officer for 26 years.

    How long have you been a Cultural Liaison Officer?
    I started my position as Cultural Liaison Officer in late August 2016.

    Why did you become an CLO?
    I applied for the Cultural Liaison Officer position to expand my knowledge of various cultures. I wanted to serve my community in a new way. Also, I wanted a new challenge - and I found one! Today the country is divisded and diversity is a hot topic. I am working to help all people succeed in life.

    What is your training and Education?
    I have a Management degree from St. John’s University.  I am a graduate of the North Dakota Police Academy.  I have been a Firearms Instructor, a Defensive Tactics Instructor, a Field Training Officer, a Police Training Officer, and have experience as a Narcotics Investigator as a Task Force Officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration. My education has never stopped, although these days I am mostly self-taught on subjects that interest me. Right now I am learning the Nepali language.

    What are your off-duty interests?
    When not in uniform, I enjoy motorcycling, hunting, fishing, and spending time with my family.