Police Officer – Lateral only

Inver Grove Heights, MN
Inver Grove Heights Police Department

Salary: $38.63 – $48.72 Hourly.

Position Summary:

The City of Inver Grove Heights seeks experienced lateral applicants for current and future full-time Police Officer vacancies. Applicants must have successfully completed a probationary period as a sworn law enforcement officer with another agency. Selected applicants can expect an accelerated hiring process which will include: a command-level interview, background, medical, and psychological assessment.

Essential Functions:

  • Enforces traffic laws.
  • Monitors crime trends and patrols high crime areas accordingly.
  • Provides a community presence and monitors and investigates any suspicious activity.
  • Patrols city parks, responds to public complaints regarding neighborhoods and traffic.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies in pursuit of fleeing suspects/vehicles.
  • Investigates accidents and determines cause and decides if arrests are warranted.
  • Writes traffic citations for traffic violations.
  • Decides how to handle accidents involving potentially hazardous materials.
  • Takes photographs of crime scenes, collects evidence, interviews and obtains statements from suspects/witnesses/victims.
  • Determines probable cause for charges.
  • Collaborates with other outside agencies for further investigation.
  • Conducts follow up investigation activities on all open cases.
  • Conducts resident and business checks.
  • Conducts bike safety programs, car seat checks, and vehicle unlocks.
  • Participates in community events (i.e. polar plunge, IGH Days, etc.)
  • Conducts tours of police department for scouts and community groups.
  • Provides escorts for events within the City.


  • Requires a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or closely related area; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Requires a valid driver’s in the State of MN. P.O.S.T licensure.
  • Weapons Qualification.
  • Use of Force and 1st Responder Certification.
  • Other certifications may be required by the City after employment.