Salary: $31.90 – $42.43 Hourly.
To protect and promote public safety throughout the City through enforcement of all federal, state, and local laws; the preservation of public peace; the protection of life and property; the prevention of crime; and the detection and apprehension of violators of the law. Assist in the judicial process by reporting the facts of investigations to the prosecuting attorneys, and by testifying in court.
- Operate a patrol vehicle for the enforcement of traffic & criminal laws, for prevention of such violations by providing visibility, and provide for security of persons and property within the City. Patrol in an effort to prevent traffic accidents that cause property damage, personal injuries, and fatalities, as well as financial losses to the City.
- Investigate complaints of criminal activity, disturbances to public peace, etc.; determine whether those complaints are criminal or civil in nature, providing direction and working with the complainants to resolve the complaints.
- Gather information relating to the investigation of crimes and non-criminal incidents. Prepare detailed written/typed reports for the use of prosecutors, Courts, Probation, Human Services, Detective’s Division, the State of MN, and other agencies.
- Review Offense Reports, I.C.R.’s, memos, e-mails, and other pertinent information to keep abreast of recent criminal activity and complaints to assist in the prevention of future criminal activity.
- Provide training, instruction, and mentoring for the 14-week Field Training Program to new sworn personnel; provide on-going in-service training and attend training sessions mandated by Department Policy, State Law, and P.O.S.T. Board requirements, along with voluntary training that assists the department and the needs of the public.
- Provide additional traffic control and security for public events and emergency situations.
- Testify in court as to the facts and results of investigations.
- Operate special equipment for the assistance of the public, such as: unlock car doors, capture animals running loose and to detain them, and to prevent injury to the public by capturing and disposing of wild animals.
- Deliver presentations to the general public including but not limited to: the school district, various civil organizations and public groups.
- Perform specialized duties and community training, as assigned. These include but are not limited to: ALICE Instruction, Emergency Response Unit (ERU), Department Firearms Instruction, Department Use of Force Instruction, Department Taser Instruction, Department Emergency Vehicle Operator Instruction, Drone Operator, Cellebrite Technician, etc.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Attendance is an essential function of this position.
- Eligibility to be licensed as a Minnesota Peace Officer.
- Must have a valid Minnesota Class D driver’s license.
- Successful completion of civil service examination and background check.
- Successful completion of the department’s Field Training Program and probationary period as established by the City Personnel Policy.
- Must reside within a twenty (20) minute travel/response time while obeying all traffic laws and speed limits to the Joint Law Enforcement Center located at 611 West Main Street.
- Two-year (AA or AAS) degree in Law Enforcement or related field.
- Law enforcement experience is preferred.