Carl Ben Eielson Middle School
Officer Matt Siders
How long have you been a police officer?
I have been a Fargo Police Officer for 10 years.
How long have you been an SRO?
This is my first year as an SRO.
Why did you become an SRO?
I became an SRO to take on a new challenge, and to hopefully have a positive influence on the young people attending my school.
What is your training and education?
I graduated from Red River High School in Grand Forks, ND. I then attended the University of North Dakota for four years and earned a degree in Business Management. I few years later I attended the Fargo Police Department Police Officer Academy and was hired as a Fargo Police Officer. While working for the Fargo Police Department I have been a Defensive Tactics Instructor, a Police Training Officer, and a Crime Scene Investigator. I spent all 10 of my years as a patrol officer.
What are your off-duty interests?
Outside of work I enjoy training and coaching Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I also enjoy taking family trips with my wife and son.