Lateral Police Officer

Duluth, MN
Duluth Police Department

Salary: $79,824.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

To ensure preservation of peace and public safety through the enforcement of local, state, and Federal laws, and by providing support and assistance during emergency or crisis situations.

Essential Functions:

  • Inspect persons, places, and property exposed to crime.
  • Identify, report, and/or correct hazards to public safety.
  • Provide services for public convenience.
  • Monitor and enforce compliance with laws.
  • Direct traffic.
  • Administer specialized tests to determine illegal drug or alcohol consumption.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with the general public.
  • Maintain a positive, visible law enforcement presence in the community.
  • Respond to and document reports of crime.
  • Stop, detain, identify, and search persons suspected of criminal activity.
  • Plan, conduct, coordinate, and document investigations of possible criminal activity.
  • Interview, question, and/or interrogate victims/complainants, witnesses, informants, and suspects of possible criminal activity.
  • Transcribe notes and recordings into formal written reports.
  • Collect and preserve evidence.
  • Coordinate case preparation with assigned prosecutors, law enforcement, and other personnel.
  • Execute search and/or arrest warrants, using only the appropriate level of physical force necessary.
  • Testify in court.
  • Refer victims/complainants to appropriate service agencies.
  • Gather intelligence and other information relating to possible criminal activity.
  • Conduct surveillance operations.


  • Applicants must meet one of the following requirements and have a minimum of three (3) additional years of experience as a licensed police officer working in a law enforcement capacity.
  • Possess a valid license for Peace Officer in the State of Minnesota; or
  • Have the status of “eligible to be licensed” as defined by the Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board; or
  • Have completed basic requirements in another state and be considered eligible by the Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board; or
  • Be considered an exception to all of the above options and eligible by the Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board.
  • Driver’s License Requirement.
  • Possess a valid Minnesota Class “D” Driver’s License or privilege.