The Fargo Police Department’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in the city of Fargo by working cooperatively with the public to prevent crime, enforce the law, preserve the peace, and provide a safe environment.
The ultimate goal of crime prevention is to reduce the risk of being a victim. Successful crime prevention efforts will promote a safer community by enhancing the perception of safety and the attitudes and behaviors that help people feel safe.
In order to accomplish this effectively, it is important to remove opportunities for a criminal to take advantage of you or your property. You are attempting to prevent either victimization or criminalization by presenting an unattractive target to the criminal. This effort at removing opportunities is often referred to as target hardening.