Police Officer

Caledonia, MN
Caledonia Police Department

Position Summary:

Performs non-supervisory patrol and police work in support of law enforcement, crime detection/prevention and investigation, traffic control, emergency response, and public assistance activities. Assists with department’s educational and safety programs as directed by Chief. Majority of time is spent patrolling and responding to calls to protect the property and serve the residents of the community as well as enforce laws as necessary. In accordance with existing mutual aid agreements, response can include locations outside City limits.

Essential Functions:

  • Keeps supervisory employees informed of all pertinent matters through daily activity reports and regular intra-departmental communications.
  • Patrols community by car and on foot to provide a police presence, enforce traffic laws on City, county and townships roads and other state and federal laws as well as City ordinances; issues citations for violations as appropriate.
  • Locates and arrests suspects, taking prisoners to jail; prepares written reports of crimes, and assists in the prosecution of violators.
  • Responds to calls for service; makes out initial reports; and investigates and performs follow-up work as needed.
  • Responds to emergency situations and identifies hazards; notifies appropriate emergency, public works, or other personnel; and makes proper decisions for assisting sick or injured persons.
  • Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations by interviewing witnesses/complainants/victims, interviewing/interrogating suspects, collecting and preserving evidence, gather facts and evaluates evidence and information to make a determination, prepares written reports; informs Chief of case’s status; attends court proceedings to serve as witness and present evidence and other information.
  • Serves official documents such as warrants, ex parte orders, eviction, subpoenas, juvenile papers and makes death notifications.
  • Assists other law enforcement and emergency response agencies in their crime prevention and investigation efforts as needed and according to mutual aid agreements.
  • Prepares a variety of complete and accurate reports such as incident, arrest, and investigative reports, preliminary criminal charges, and initial complaint reports, court testimony and ensures sufficient record keeping is maintained.


  • Associate’s degree in law enforcement.
  • Valid Minnesota POST license or eligible to be licensed on date of hire.
  • Valid Minnesota driver’s license or ability to obtain within state-required time period.
  • Must meet all state-mandated and employer-required certifications, medical, psychological, and other requirements. (Note: Refer to Departmental Policies Manual for other hiring requirements.)

Preferred Requirements:

  • First responder certification and ability to maintain.