Police Officer (Recruit)

Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Police Department

$70,455.84 – $91,268.32 Annually

8/22/2022 11:59 PM Central

The Minneapolis Police Department is looking for Police Officer candidates – people who have a strong sense and commitment for public service, outstanding character, sound judgment, excellent work ethic, effective oral and written communication skills, interpersonal tact, empathy, and compassion.

The police profession is a challenging and rewarding one. Police professionalism is based on community service, dedication to fair and impartial policing and honest enforcement of the laws. This specialized work, with and for the people of Minneapolis, comprises an extraordinary range of opportunities and responsibilities.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
• Patrol assigned area to enforce laws, detect and prevent crime and protect life and property.
• Apprehend and arrest law violators (including probable cause arrests), prepare written reports of crimes and assist in the prosecution of violators.
• Draft and execute arrest warrants and make probable cause arrests.
• Establish probable cause, draft, prepare and execute search warrants.
• Conduct follow up investigations for criminal prosecution of criminal and traffic complaints.
• Enforce traffic laws conducting traffic, marking and tagging vehicles, making written reports of accidents and investigating and reconstructing serious or fatal traffic accidents.
• Collect, evaluate, investigate, protect and preserve evidence at crime or accident scenes.
• Conduct surveillance of suspected criminal activity and provide undercover operations to identify and apprehend suspects.
• Interview and/or interrogate witnesses, victims and suspects and draft formal statements for presentation in court, including testifying in court on criminal and civil matters.
• Record and investigate complaints from citizens, including those on the conduct and actions of officers.
• Respond to residential and business alarms for intrusion, robbery or other emergencies.
• Protect the rights and safety of all individuals, including political figures and dignitaries.
• Recover and assume preliminary custody of lost, stolen or abandoned property.
• Conduct follow-up investigations for criminal prosecution on traffic and criminal complaints.

Required Qualifications

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license by August 22, 2022
  • Must successfully complete all Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board requirements, including passing the MN P.O.S.T Exam or equivalent and submit proof online with your application by November 18, 2022.

State Requirements:

  • Must be United States Citizen
  • Must not have a felony conviction
  • Must successfully pass the MPD background investigation