Police Officer

Hastings, MN
Hastings Police Department

Salary: $36.02 – $49.26 Hourly.

Position Summary:

Police Officers perform law enforcement duties involving the protection of life and property, including, but not limited to, the prevention and control of crime, preservation of peace, regulation of traffic, provision of emergency services, crisis intervention, building community trust, and other related duties.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform security patrols, traffic control, and investigation and show basic first aid knowledge in medical emergencies; detection, investigation, and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct.
  • Work an assigned shift with minimal supervision, using your judgment in deciding the course of action, being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance.
  • Maintain normal availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies or incidents.
  • Carry out duties in conformance with federal, state, county, and city laws and ordinances.
  • Interrogate suspects, witnesses and drivers. Preserve evidence.
  • Conduct follow-up investigations of crimes. Prepares cases for testimony and testifies in court proceedings.
  • Prepare a variety of reports.
  • Undertake community-oriented police work and assist citizens with crime prevention.
  • Coordinate activities with other officers or other City departments as needed, exchange information with officers in other law enforcement agencies, and obtain advice from the City Attorney or County Attorney’s office regarding cases, policies, and procedures, as needed and assigned.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of state and federal laws, city ordinances, and related rules of arrest and search or seizure to ensure legally-accepted procedures are consistently followed.
  • Communicate effectively in making oral or written reports.
  • Develop, maintain, and promote a cooperative work environment with coworkers in the office and while on patrol duty.
  • Maintain departmental equipment, supplies, and facilities.
  • Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service and assistance
  • Perform such other duties as assigned and assume such other responsibilities as needed to carry out the essential job functions.
  • Complete all POST-mandated continuing education courses (i.e. Crisis Intervention Training, Implicit Bias, Autism, De-Escalation, Use of Force).


  • An Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice from an accredited college or university.
  • Eligibility to be licensed by the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training Board as a full-time peace officer at the time of hire.
  • Ability to meet the department’s physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the essential job functions.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college.