Surburban Police Trainee

Agency: Bloomington Police Department

Location: Bloomington MN

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Salary:  $20.50 Hourly

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: 2016-00100

Closing: 3/1/2017 11:59 PM Central


Primary Objective

If you love to help people and want to make a difference, this is your chance to begin a career in law enforcement! 

This multi-city effort aims to provide a non-traditional pathway to a career in law enforcement. Participating cities include Bloomington, St. Louis Park and Eagan.

Earn salary and benefits while attending a full-time professional peace officer education program in Brooklyn Park, MN.  Must have a two or four year college degree in any field of study, but no prior law enforcement training or experience is required. Upon completion of the education program (approximately 16 weeks), trainees must attain POST licensure before transitioning to a full time Police Officer position with the cities of Bloomington, Eagan, or St. Louis Park.

An informational session will be held on February 6, at 6:00 pm at Eagan's City Hall, 3830 Pilot Knob Rd., Eagan, MN  55122 in the Eagan Room.  Family members are also welcome to attend the informational meeting to learn more about law enforcement careers. To sign up for the information meeting, register here

If you are unable to attend on the 6th, a video of a past information session is available here:

For more information about the program, please visit

To Apply:

(NOTE: Interested individuals only need to complete one application.  All applications are being accepted by the City of St. Louis Park at the link above, but will be reviewed by all participating agencies.)


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Examples of Duties

1.            Attend and actively participate in the identified accelerated education and skills program.

2.            Complete all course work associated with the program.

3.            Maintain appropriate physical conditioning to ensure successful completion of the technical academic component (skills).

4.            Upon completion of training program, successfully attain POST licensure eligibility.

5.            Agree to provide an employment commitment of at least two years as a law enforcement officer.

6.            Conditional peace officer offers will be extended to Police Trainees for the period time required to complete the aforementioned accelerated training/skills program.

7.            Successful completion of the program will result in a change in employment status to probationary Police Officer.


Minimum/Desirable Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications


Desirable Qualifications