Police Officer

Owatonna, MN
Owatonna Police Department

Salary: $32.11 – $41.75 Hourly.

Position Summary:

The City of Owatonna is a growing community strategically placed at the crossroads of I-35 and two major US highways, approximately one hour south of the Twin Cities metro area. The community has a commitment to growth, access to services, and quality of life for its 25,000 residents.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols an assigned area to enforce local, State, and Federal laws; investigates crimes; collects evidence; interviews witnesses and suspects; enforces vehicle and traffic laws; and apprehends criminals and offenders.
  • Writes and submits reports related to day-to-day activities utilizing established procedures and guidelines; prepares information, offense, suspect illness and injury, accident, supplement, and administrative reports.
  • Responds to routine and complex emergency situations. Answers and responds to radio or telephone dispatches.
  • Assists individuals with disabled vehicles and vehicle lockouts and assists distressed motorists.
  • Communicates with the general public and employees while patrolling City streets in an effort to proactively preserve law and order and achieve positive public relations.
  • Assists in conducting at-scene accident and criminal investigations and related follow-up.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


  • Peace Officers Standards and Training License.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Associate’s degree or two-year technical certificate in Law Enforcement or related field; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.