Police Officer

Elk River, MN
Elk River Police Department

The City of Elk River is seeking highly ethical, self-motivated, and community-oriented applicants for two full-time police officer positions. The Elk River Police Department is a progressive agency serving a growing community of nearly 26,000 residents and a geographical area of nearly 44 square miles. The Elk River Police Department has a current authorized full strength of thirty-five sworn officers as well as civilian staff members. Upon successful completion of probation, officers have opportunities for involvement in specialty units including SWAT, K-9, Honor Guard, Detective Unit, Juvenile Detective/SRO Unit, Bike Team, Drug Task Force, and Instructor Cadres.

The Elk River Police Department offers competitive wages and benefits including an hourly rate of $31.08-$45.53 ($64,646 – $94,702 annually) with top pay reached after completion of year three (starting wage is negotiable, dependent on experience and qualifications), abundant overtime opportunities, full initial-issue uniforms and gear including LBVs, additional wage incentives for health and wellness, employer contribution into health care savings account, tuition reimbursement up to $3,000 per year, access to city work-out facility, and more.

Position Summary
The Police Officer works under the direction of the Police Sergeant and under the general direction of the Patrol Captain or the Police Chief. Participates in law enforcement efforts that include police and patrol duties, crime prevention and investigation, emergency response, and public assistance.

Essential Functions

1. Performs patrol duties.

2. Performs traffic law enforcement duties.

3. Responds to crime locations/reports.

4. Performs administrative activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Valid full-time POST license or must be eligible to be licensed by hire date or August 1, 2023.
  • First responder certification or ability to obtain within six months.
  • Valid driver’s license at application. Valid Minnesota driver’s license at time of appointment.
  • Must meet all state-mandated requirements and local policies such as a physical examination and criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two- or four-year degree in law enforcement related field.