Police Officer

Hopkins, MN
Hopkins Police Department

Salary: $34.45 – $48.63 Hourly.

Essential Functions:

  • Responds to requests for assistance from the public, including emergency and high-risk calls for service; work may involve mediating conflicts; assisting parents with their children; performing first aid; and enforcing laws related to the protection of life and property; may route calls or refer the public to appropriate department/personnel/ resources/agencies
  • Investigates accidents and criminal incidents; duties may involve patrolling sites on foot, or by motorcycle or cars; protecting crime scenes; interviewing suspects, victims, and other relevant parties; arresting individuals; writing and executing search warrants; receiving, processing, recording, storing, maintaining, and/or releasing evidence; and testifying in court
  • Provides traffic control and direction to prevent traffic accidents and deter violators; work may involve checking speed with radar, making traffic stops, providing written or verbal warnings, issuing citations, or arresting law violators
  • Prepares and/or maintains incident and other reports, records, files, and other documentation; and maintains, updates, and/or enters/retrieves information into/from databases, and other online systems, to record and communicate department case activity, and other operations
  • Oversees part-time staff, contract employees, volunteers, reserve officers, and interns to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; coordinating and conducting staff training
  • Conducts and/or coordinates training for interns, chaplains, new officers, and/or other staff; work may involve preparing lesson plans and other training content, presenting material, and observing trainees..
  • Ensures the security and order of the court, when required
  • Coordinates with other departments, including the fire, public works, and inspections departments, external agencies, the public, and other interested groups; and attends meetings and participates in committees, to provide assistance, facilitate departmental information, communicate case or other departmental information, represent the department, and/or serve as a liaison.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


  • Associate’s degree or two-year technical certificate in Law Enforcement or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Peace Officers Standards and Training License.
  • Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of forces constantly to move objects.