Police Officer

Granite Falls, MN
Upper Sioux Community

Salary: $31/hour.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

The Upper Sioux Police Department is currently accepting applications for full-time and part-time police officers. We believe in engaging with the citizens we serve, and we are looking for the best and brightest to join our community-oriented law enforcement team. To meet the challenges facing law enforcement today, we welcome candidates from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and talents to work in a small dynamic community. Take home squads for applicants living in the Upper Sioux geographic service area.

Essential Functions:

  • General Police Patrol Duties.
  • 911 Response.
  • Community Education and Events.
  • The ability to communicate fluently in English, both orally and in writing.
  • The ability to understand and follow detailed oral and written instructions.
  • The ability to be mobile for long periods, including but not limited to standing, walking, running, jumping, crawling, stooping, kneeling, crouching; and entering and exiting a vehicle several times each day.
  • The ability to work in changing environmental conditions including but not limited to exposure to dust, disagreeable odors, eye irritants (e.g., tear gas), and inclement weather.
  • The ability to work in a confined space. Most Upper Sioux Police Departments are required to ride in a squad car for long periods each day; and have the ability to conduct building searches and respond to calls which might require entering small, confined spaces.
  • The ability to see well enough to perform patrol duties, detect crime, complete arrest procedures, write necessary reports, and utilize personal computers.
  • The ability to hear well enough to perceive detailed information through oral communication including radio, electronic, and telephone; as well as to perform patrol duties and detect possible crime and/or calls for assistance.
  • The ability to competently use departmental issued handgun, shotgun, rifle, baton, computers, and other standard law enforcement equipment.
  • The ability to stand on a hard surface for prolonged periods of time (e.g., directing traffic).


  • Must have a valid driver’s license;
  • Must be eligible to possess and lawfully use a firearm, and successfully qualify with a handgun and other department weapons according to existing department qualification standards;
  • Must be P.O.S.T licensed or be eligible for licensing by the Minnesota P.O.S.T. board at the time of hire. At the time of application, a resume, and a copy of your Minnesota P.O.S.T license, P.O.S.T. eligibility letter or a letter addressing when Minnesota P.O.S.T eligibility can be expected must be included with your application.