Patrol Officer

Red Wing, MN
Red Wing Police Department

Salary: $77,688.00 – $99,777.60 Annually.

Closing Date: 12/31/2024.

Position Summary:

The City of Red Wing is accepting applications for full time Police Officers. The Red Wing Police Department continues to employ and train a highly motivated and skilled team, preserving the highest ethical standards with an unyielding dedication to service. Patrol Officers serve and protect the safety of the community by enforcing state and local statutes, investigating crimes, apprehending criminals, resolving conflicts, and providing emergency services or assistance to those in need.

Lateral candidates with current or past law enforcement officer experience may start at an advanced wage step based on years of experience, education, certifications, and other relevant factors.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol the business and residential areas of the City of Red Wing on foot, bike or in vehicle, looking for signs of criminal activity to enforce laws and ensure safety and security.
  • Respond to accidents, medical emergencies, fire scenes and other emergencies as required; administer first aid until more qualified personnel arrive on the scene; direct traffic flow and contact tow trucks to clear away damaged vehicles.
  • Enforces traffic laws, operate radar, and write violations.
  • Administers and/or monitors drug and alcohol tests.
  • Periodically check the security of business establishments and vacant residences.
  • Resolve and mediate disputes in citizens’ homes, places of business, or other public gathering places.
  • Investigate accidents and responds to public assists.
  • Investigates crimes
  • Testify in court as arresting officer in criminal and civil matters whenever needed.
  • Transport and deliver paperwork to courts, City Hall, City Council members, attorney offices, and other places as necessary.
  • Provide backup to other officers or agencies when needed.
  • Participate in community policing and crime prevention efforts as directed.
  • Attend required training classes and complete qualifications necessary to maintain POST license.
  • May act as Field Training Officer to supervise and document the activities of probationary officers during raining; may answer new officer questions, evaluate performance, and ensure adequate training.
  • Perform community service tasks including notifying next-of-kin of deaths, contacting utility companies for downed lines, assisting the local school patrol, participating in local bike safety and pedestrian safety programs, participating and assisting with school programming, assisting stranded motorists, assisting the elderly, animal control services, and assisting in money transfers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Previous law enforcement experience is preferred.
  • Associate degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration, or a related field as mandated by POST.
  • Eligible for MN POST (Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training) licensure 90 days from date of application.
  • Must be licensed as a peace officer in the State of MN by time of hire.
  • Must possess a valid MN Class D driver’s license or equivalent.
  • CPR/First Aid/AED Certification or the ability to acquire such within six months of hire.
  • May be required to wear protective body armor, as required by departmental policy, which may cause discomfort in seasonal weather conditions.
  • While on patrol or at crime scenes, may have exposure to injury, trauma, angry or violent individuals, animal bites, blood-borne and air-borne diseases, biohazards, traffic accidents, visual and emotional trauma, and adverse road and weather conditions.
  • Lift up to 100 pounds.