Police Officer

Plymouth, MN
Plymouth Police Department

Salary: $38.34 – $52.91 Hourly.

Essential Functions:

  • Initiate and participate in community engagement activities to continue positive community relationships.
  • Effectively adapt communication style to the audience, listen carefully, use respectful language and tone, and appropriate interpersonal and rapport building strategies to diffuse situations.
  • Participate in citywide training designed to strengthen interpersonal, communications and leadership skills.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to Plymouth residents, business owners and visitors.
  • Demonstrate a full understanding of – and respect for – the diversity of the community, co-workers, and supervisors, including individuals with disabilities or whose first language may not be English.
  • Respond to a wide variety of service calls in which a variety of actions may be taken requiring initiative, judgment and appropriate use of force.
  • Respond to reports of serious crime (e.g., robbery, assault, rape, burglary, etc.)
  • Respond to other service calls as apparent or assigned.
  • Rescue victims in life-threatening situations.
  • Provide emergency medical service (first aid) at scene of accident/crime.
  • Respond to emergency, non-routine service call.
  • Manage crowd at demonstration, protest, picket line, emergency scene, etc.
  • Detain and interview suspicious persons.
  • Observe and report potential trouble spots and congregations of people.
  • Investigate and report public nuisances.
  • Place individual under arrest (search, give rights, question, etc.)
  • Administer test for intoxication at scene.
  • Transport arrested person.
  • Process arrested person (booking, fingerprints, lock-up, etc.)
  • Search crime/accident scene for physical evidence.
  • Secure crime/accident scene and evidence until other law enforcement officers arrive.
  • Survey crime/accident scene for witnesses and interviews witnesses.
  • Interviews suspects.


  • Demonstrated ability to perform in accordance with the City of Plymouth’s CIVIC values (customer focus, integrity, visionary, inclusion and connection) and comfort with supporting and advancing the city council’s strategic priorities.
  • Must be eligible for licensure under the rules and regulations of the Minnesota Board of Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) by start date of position.
  • Lateral candidates must have at least one-year of full-time experience as a police officer.
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication.
  • Must possess valid Minnesota Driver’s License without recent significant traffic violations.
  • Must pass a thorough background investigation.
  • Must pass physical and psychological examinations for this position.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.