Police Officer

Richfield, MN
Richfield Public Safety Department

Salary: $69,729.96 – $101,079.01 Annually.

Position Summary:

Are you dedicated and passionate about making a positive impact in the community and the lives of others? Are you passionate about law enforcement? We are looking for problem solvers with a desire to effect positive change within our community. The ideal candidate is professional, motivated, and seeking new challenges and opportunities in a thriving community.

Essential Functions:

  1. Assists in the investigation of criminal offenses.
  2. Assists in the investigation of vehicle crashes.
  3. Enforces traffic laws.
  4. Performs crime prevention activities and actively works with community.
  5. Patrols the City to prevent and detect crimes.
  6. Builds key relationships in the community and responds to requests for assistance.
  7. Prepares written reports on incidents investigated.
  8. Coordinates efforts to ensure Richfield is an equitable, inclusive and respectful organization and supports the City’s mission, vision and core values.
  9. Performs other police and public safety work as assigned.


  • Must have a High School Diploma or General Education Development Certificate (GED).
  • Completion of a two to four year P.O.S.T.-certified law enforcement training.
  • Must have or be eligible to obtain a Police Officer’s license issued by the Minnesota Police Officer Standards and Training Board within a reasonable amount of time.
  • Must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Familiarity with personal computers (PC) and different operating systems.
  • Law enforcement and/or non-law enforcement volunteer experience.
  • Fluency in Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Vietnamese or other non-English language(s).
  • Candidates will be subjected to a thorough medical and psychological examination and background investigation.
  • Officers appointed must successfully complete a minimum of 14 weeks Field Training.