Police Officer

Maple Grove, MN
Maple Grove Police Department

$72,750.08 – $99,673.60 Annually

12/2/2022 11:59 PM Central

The Position

Officers are responsible for the maintenance of order, enforcement of the laws, and the protection of life and property; assists in the investigation of criminal offenses, accidents or other police related problems.

Essential Functions

  • Performs proactive patrols in assigned areas, through traffic control enforcement, traffic crash investigation, first responder medical response, criminal investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct.
  • Carries out law enforcement duties in accordance with Local, State and Federal laws.
  • Exercise sound judgment in deciding course of action while concurrently handling difficult and emergency situations without assistance.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and records, including calls for service, criminal investigations, vehicle crashes, suspicious incidents, radar and LIDAR logs, and various other written reports.
  • Patrols city streets, parks, residential and commercial areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic, prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations.
  • Responds to emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, intoxication/impairment, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc. Takes appropriate law enforcement action.
  • Undertakes community oriented and problem solving policing work with the aid of data-driven systems. Answers questions from the public on phone or in person such as project status, complaints, law interpretation, or refers to proper agency.
  • Faces dangerous situations and is prepared to deescalate and use the appropriate level of force as necessary.
  • Proactively enforces laws to include but not limited to; car registrations, warrants, firearms, and issues citations or other illegal violations.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field
  • P.O.S.T. eligible no later than January 12, 2023
  • Ability to work weekends, after hours, and/or on call

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement or related field
  • City of Maple Grove Community Service Officer
  • Sworn law enforcement experience
  • Non-sworn paid law enforcement experience
  • Volunteer law enforcement experience
  • Other related law enforcement experience
  • Fluent in a language other than English
  • Specialized certification (radar, PBT, CJIS, other LE, EMR/EMT etc.)

Candidates with current law enforcement experience will participate in an expedited interview process.