Job Title:                    Police Officer

Salary:                        $26.30 - $38.05 Hourly

Job Type:                  Regular FT

Agency:                     Rochester Police Department

Location:                    City Hall, 201 Fourth Street SE, Rochester MN 55904, Minnesota

 

POLICE OFFICER
Rochester Police Department
Mission - "To work with the public to improve the quality of life in the community"

 

2016 starting salary of $26.30/hr with advancement to $38.05/hr.

This is a continuous recruitment which will be used to establish an ongoing eligibility list for future hiring purposes. 

Applicants who have passed the MN POST Licensing Exam will be invited to an in-person initial screening interview on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Since applicants are limited to submitting one application in a 12 month period, you are encouraged to apply only when you have passed the MN POST Licensing Exam.

 

 

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Nature of Work
Police Officers perform general duty police work in protecting life and property, maintaining order, preventing crimes, apprehending criminals, and enforcing laws and ordinances. Work is performed in accordance with department rules and regulations and a variety of legislated and other enactments and precedents. Work usually consists of routine patrol, preliminary investigation and traffic regulation duties that may performed in patrol cars or on foot. Work involves an element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision and exercise discretion and independent judgment in meeting emergencies. Assignments and general and/or special instructions are received from a superior officer who reviews work methods and results through analysis of records submitted, personal inspection and discussion. Positions at this level receive performance evaluations from designated supervisor.

Distinguishing Characteristics
All positions in the Police Department are required to demonstrate cultural competency by positively interacting with people from a wide variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds by promoting community policing, attending community meetings and events, updating merchants regarding potential problems in the area, and participating in community based programs.
 

By demonstrating cultural competency in law enforcement, collective behaviors, attitudes and policies come together in order to effectively work through cross-cultural situations.
 

Completed online applications including cover letter and resume are required.  
 

 

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The work below is representative of the scope of work performed within this job classification. Individual job duties will vary based on work assignment or location.

*Perform preventive patrol.

*Perform investigative duties.

*Perform service related functions.

Perform special assignments

*ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience
To be eligible to apply for the position of police officer, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

• Have an "active" license in the State of Minnesota, meaning that applicant has met the State of Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board approved requirements for obtaining and maintaining a valid license; or

• Have an "inactive" license in the State of Minnesota, meaning that applicant has previously held an "active" license and is eligible to reactivate it in this State; or

• Have successfully completed the State of Minnesota POST Board approved professional Peace Officer education and skills requirements and passed the "Peace Officer Licensing Examination" at the time of submitting their application; or

• Have completed basic police training or certification requirements in another state with which Minnesota has reciprocity, meaning that an out-of-state applicant has been found to be eligible to take the licensing examination in Minnesota or who has left Minnesota law enforcement prior to licensing and passed the "Peace Officer Licensing Examination" at the time of submitting their application.
 

Since applicants are limited to submitting one application in a 12 month period, you are encouraged to apply only when you have passed the MN POST Peace Officer Licensing Exam.