Police Officer – Lateral Transfer

Brooklyn Center, MN
Brooklyn Center Police Department

$66,185.60 – $95,076.80 Annually

Position Summary
The City of Brooklyn Center is searching for current Police Officers interested in applying for a lateral transfer. Apply to join our team at any time during the year if you’ve been a police officer for at least one year and have MN POST licensing in good standing or are eligible for POST. Eligible Officers will receive a $10,000 signing bonus, front loaded bank of 40 sick and 40 vacation hours. The signing bonus will be paid $5,000 at the time of hire and $5,000 after the successful completion of training. Eligible officers will also receive starting compensation on the LELS Local 82 pay scale equal to their prior sworn law enforcement years of service and educational background. Anyone with questions regarding the starting pay and benefits is encourage to contact Commander Richard Gabler at rgabler@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us or (763) 503-3204. This position is considered as entry-level

This position is responsible for the handling of law enforcement activity including, but not limited to, responding to calls for service, assigned tasks and details, and self initiated contacts. Works directly with citizens, assists in resolving problems/conflicts, represents the City with a courteous, helpful and professional manner. Reports to police sergeant or assigned supervisor.

Examples of Duties

  • Protects life and property by performing assigned law enforcement and investigative activities.
  • Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service and assistance.
  • Enforces city ordinances and state and federal laws in fair and uniform manner and according to established department policies and effects arrests when circumstances dictate.
  • Responsible for traffic enforcement, control and direction. This includes motorized, non-motorized and pedestrian traffic.
  • Patrols and observes the community in order to detect and deter criminal activity and provide a sense of security and well-being to the community.
  • Prepares clear and accurate reports in accordance with department policies.
  • Prepares and executes warrants, makes recommendations for criminal complaints and presents testimony as required in court.
  • Gathers, develops, and disseminates information relevant to any law enforcement problem.
  • Reports significant law enforcement information to the police sergeant or assigned supervisor.
  • Disseminates and receives information through telecommunication devices including, but not limited to, personal computer, radio system, phone system (mobile phones, voice mail), electronic mail, mobile computer devices (MCD/MDT), and digital recorders.
  • Performs other assigned and self-initiated law enforcement and service tasks, all under the general supervision of the police sergeant or assigned supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or apparent.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have a valid Minnesota Peace Officer License or be eligible to be licensed in the State of Minnesota.
  • Must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license or ability to obtain within 60 days of appointment.
  • Must be eligible to carry a firearm in the State of Minnesota.