Police Cadet

Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Police Department

Salary: $23.87 Hourly.

Position Summary:

The Minneapolis Police Department is looking for Police Cadet candidates – people who have a strong sense and commitment for public service, outstanding character, sound judgment, excellent work ethic, effective oral and written communication skills, interpersonal tact, empathy, and compassion.

Our Police Cadet program is designed to educate and train future Police Officers. Police Cadets will attend and sucessfully complete a program in law enforcement at a department authorized institution for the purpose of meeting the academic and technical skills requirements of the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Board.

Essential Functions:

  • Attend and complete a law enforcement program at a department authorized institution to meet the academic objectives required to take the Minnesota P.O.S.T. licensing examination
  • When hired, Cadets will be promoted to Police Officer upon successful completion of the Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board academic and skill requirements when a recruit academy class is scheduled.
  • Cadet must commit to two years of employment with the Minneapolis Police Department following their promotion to Police Officer or payback, on a pro-rated basis, the costs of the tuition paid by the department for the academic training and/or the skills course. (Dismissed cadets will be forgiven any costs outstanding at date of termination).
  • Failure to successfully complete Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board licensing exam at the end of the training program may result in termination.


  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree from an accredited College or University.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Must not have a felony conviction.
  • Must successfully pass the MPD background investigation.