Back-to-School Coloring Contest

The West Fargo Police Department's COPS Unit is hosting a back-to-school coloring contest for students in preschool through 5th grade. 

Download: Back-to-School Coloring Contest Entry Form (PDF)


  • Participants must live or attend school in West Fargo. 
  • Entries judged in grade brackets: 
    • Preschool
    • 1st-2nd grade
    • 3rd-5th grade
  • The school bus on page 1 and entry form on page 2 must be completed to be entered. 
  • Completed entries must be returned by Monday, Oct. 2, to the West Fargo Police Department. Forms can be mailed, dropped off, or returned to a School Resource Officer. 
    • Mail: 800 4th Ave. E., Suite 2, West Fargo, ND 58078
    • Drop-Off: North entrance dropbox or lobby window
    • School: Return to a School Resource Officer
  • Submitted entries will be posted on West Fargo Police Department social media channels. 


  • One winner per age bracket will receive a West Fargo Police Department prize package. 
  • The winners will be announced on the West Fargo Police Department's Facebook page. 
  • Parent or legal guardian of the winner(s) will be contacted by phone to arrange pick up of the prize package.

Back-to-School Safety Tips

The West Fargo Police Department wants all students to return to school safely by remembering the following safety tips: 

  • Students who cross the street should cross in front of the bus.
  • Students should wait to cross the street until instructed by the bus driver. 
  • Students should not approach the bus from the bus stop before the door is opened. 
  • Students should remain seated when the bus is in motion. Remain seated until the entrance door is opened. 
  • Outside, students should remain on the sidewalk at least 10 feet from the bus at all times.