Police Officer

Waseca, MN
Waseca Police Department

Salary: $67,502.52 – $84,378.15 Annually.

Position Summary:

Under limited supervision, this position performs a variety of law enforcement functions, such as routine patrol, criminal investigations (both initial and ongoing) involving state and local laws and ordinances, and traffic enforcement. The protection of life and property can result with the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Special assignments may be received which call upon specialized abilities and knowledge usually acquired through experience, training, or education.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides for public safety by maintaining order, responding to accidents and emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.
  • Completes reports and forms that document incidents and activities.
  • Resolves conflicts between individuals and groups while maintaining composure in stressful situations, and recognizes that many public contacts occur during less than favorable conditions or circumstances.
  • Monitors traffic to ensure motorists observe traffic regulations and exhibit safe driving procedures.
  • Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations of complaints of criminal acts and incidents and provides follow up reports.
  • Interviews and/or interrogates suspects and witnesses and documents events.
  • Gathers physical evidence and presents it with testimony at judicial proceedings.
  • Identifies and apprehends suspected offenders.
  • Recovers lost and stolen property.
  • Responds to medical emergencies and provide first aid as needed.
  • Monitors, notes, reports, and investigates suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity in patrol area.
  • Responds to requests for assistance from other jurisdictions, with consideration for all applicable state laws, mutual aid agreements, and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of all laws applicable to the officer’s jurisdiction and legal authority, as well as all related legal procedures and processes.
  • Maintains a competent, functional level of all job-related skills not previously described, including but not limited to Use of Force, Firearms Skills, Self-Defense Skills, First-Aid Skills, etc.
  • Reports matters of concern to a supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and as apparent.


  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent training at a technical or vocational school with a focus on Law Enforcement.
  • No prior police experience needed.
  • Possess a valid Peace Officer License issued by the Minnesota Police Officers Standards and Training Board (P.O.S.T.), or be licensable by the MN POST Board.
  • Possess knowledge of First Aid and CPR.
  • Possess a valid MN Drivers’ license .