Police Officer (Lateral Police Officers Only)

Brooklyn Park, MN
Brooklyn Park Police Department

Salary: $87,214.40 – $118,996.80 Annually.

Closing Date: 5/31/2024.

Position Summary:

The primary responsibility of this position is to preserve law and order; to protect life and property and enforce laws and ordinances in a manner consistent with the mission and goals of the Brooklyn Park Police Department and to create problem-solving relationships with the citizens using a thorough knowledge of the department’s community-oriented policing philosophy.

Brooklyn Park Police officers must demonstrate their commitment to our core values of Service, Justice and Courage. Candidates must have a desire to provide professional and impartial service to our diverse community. Candidates must uphold the principles of justice and demonstrate courage, integrity, and honor in all their actions.

Essential Functions:

  • Enforce city ordinances, state and federal laws in a fair and uniform manner that promotes and provides for public safety; investigate violations in a fair, impartial and just manner and according to established department policies and procedures.
  • Pro-actively patrol assigned areas; recognize and seek to resolve neighborhood issues that adversely affect public safety and livability.
  • Initiate and foster positive community relationships with businesses, community residents, and visitors.
  • Promote crime prevention awareness and successful prevention strategies.
  • Respond to all emergency calls and traffic accidents; administer first aid.
  • Conduct searches of persons and places as required.
  • Make arrests and safely transport prisoners.
  • Maintain order at crime scenes, disturbances or accidents; interview witnesses and interrogate suspects; collect and preserve evidence.
  • Appropriately use assigned equipment such as firearms, automobiles, computers, radios, radar, etc. in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Appropriately communicate information using computers, police radios, phones, email, and other technologies.
  • Prepare clear, accurate and timely reports.
  • Testify and present evidence in criminal and civil legal proceedings.
  • Serve warrants, subpoenas, and orders as directed by the court system.
  • Perform duties in a manner that promotes the legitimacy of the department to serve everyone in the community.
  • Commit and contribute to the success of the City’s initiative to enhance the quality of life in Brooklyn Park.
  • Participate and assist in training or extra activities beyond routine police functions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or apparent.


  • Be a United States citizen, or have obtained lawful permanent residency (LPR) status, or completed the military naturalization process or have a pending citizenship application on file with the federal government.
  • Must meet educational requirements or reciprocity standards of the Minnesota POST Board.
  • Must be a licensed MN Peace Officer or eligible to be licensed by the State of Minnesota pursuant to MN Administrative Rules, Chapter 6700. Eligible to be licensed is defined as having completed the academic and skills training required by state statutes.
  • Trained in first aid and achieved a First Responder, or higher-level certification, as recorded by the Minnesota EMS Regulatory Board, or an equivalent first aid/first responder certification from another state.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license from this or another state or U.S. territory.
  • Eligible to carry a firearm in Minnesota; reference MN Statute 624.713.
  • Successfully pass a drug test.
  • Must be physically, medically, emotionally, and psychologically fit for full police duty. Fitness for duty is assessed by the City’s occupational physicians and police psychologists after a conditional job offer is made.
  • Successfully pass a background investigation with no bars to peace officer licensure in Minnesota.
  • Convictions of the following WILL result in the rejection of police applicants: reference Minnesota Administrative Rule 6700.0700, subpart E and F (1-4).
  • Must have at least one-year full-time experience as a police officer.
  • Must have successfully passed the probationary period at your current department.
  • Must not have received discipline which resulted in the loss of pay or benefits within the last year.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Previous experience as a volunteer.
  • Previous experience working with youth, the disabled community, the elderly, or with drug/alcohol intervention issues.
  • Fluency in a second language other than English that is represented in the population of Brooklyn Park.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a healthy lifestyle that includes an ongoing fitness plan/regimen.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Previous experience working in a public law enforcement agency serving a diverse population.