Police Officer (including lateral transfers)

New Hope, MN
City of New Hope Police Department

$68,868.80 – $100,630.40 Annually

10/3/2022 12:00 PM Central


The city of New Hope, located 8 miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis, with a population of approximately 22,000, is recruiting for police officers who are committed to building relationships with and serving our community. Candidates must be team-oriented, passionate about serving others, and have very strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Essential Functions

  • Patrols assigned areas by a variety of means including, but not limited to, motor vehicle, bicycle, or foot and makes checks of public facilities, business buildings and private dwellings.
  • Observes and monitors motor vehicles and pedestrian or bicycle traffic, both visually and with specialized detection equipment such as radar for compliance with state and local laws.
  • Stops offenders of traffic laws, whether in a motor vehicle, on foot, or on bicycle and takes appropriate enforcement action.
  • Requests checks on vehicle and bicycle registrations, drivers license status and outstanding warrants.
  • Issues traffic violations citations or makes arrests for violations.
  • Investigates traffic crashes and prepares required reports.
  • Interviews witnesses.
  • Determines if drivers, pedestrians, or bicyclists are under the influence of alcohol or drugs and are impaired.
  • Drives a variety of police department vehicles under routine, emergency, or pursuit circumstances, in all traffic and weather conditions, in compliance with all state statutes and department policy.
  • Conducts preliminary/initial investigations.
  • Locates and searches areas for victims, suspects or witnesses.
  • Interviews and records victims, suspects or witnesses’ oral or written statements.

Minimum Qualifications

To receive consideration, applicants must: 

  • Meet the minimum selection standards for a peace officer as detailed in state law
  • Be licensed or be eligible to be licensed in Minnesota by December 15
  • Possess or be able to obtain a Minnesota driver’s license by December 15
  • Have completed an accredited 2-year program in law enforcement, criminal justice, or a related field, or passed the reciprocity exam

Lateral transfers will be considered:

  • Applicants with full-time law enforcement experience who are currently licensed, and meet minimum qualifications will be considered.