Police Officer

New Prague, MN
New Prague Police Department

Salary range: $34.30 – $44.98 (2023) with excellent benefits.

Open until filled

Essential Functions:

  • Operates patrol vehicle, specialized police equipment or walks to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons, and disturbances of law and order.
  • Interviews victims and witnesses to obtain additional information regarding crimes, accidents and violations.
  • Investigates crimes; collects evidence; conducts searches.
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; serves warrants, evictions, subpoenas, summons, juvenile papers; completes arrest records; performs death notifications.
  • Makes arrests and testifies in court; prepares incident and various special reports.
  • Enforces traffic laws; investigates accidents; issues traffic citations.
  • Participates in a variety of in-service and special training programs; provides police escorts; directs traffic; performs residential and commercial security checks.
  • Responds to and investigates domestic disputes; assists other law enforcement agencies when assigned.
  • May be assigned to investigations; school liaison policing; traffic; community policing; animal control or other
    technical or special support operations.


  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be MN POST Board licensed or eligible by appointment.
  • Possess a valid Minnesota Driver’s license.
  • First Responder and CPR certification.
  • Use of Force certification.
  • Peace Officer Standards and Training license.
  • 12-Week Field training.
  • Use of firearms training.