Police Patrol Officer

Crookston, MN
Crookston Police Department

The City of Crookston is accepting applications for the position of full-time Patrol Officer.

Come be part of a family friendly, progressive, and dynamic team that is highly supported by its community, city management, and city council.

Salary range for 2023 is $59,593 – $72,602, with top salary paid after three (3) years.

The City of Crookston is offering the following hiring incentives:

  • $3000 hiring incentive
  • Lateral pay up to top patrol depending on experience
  • Pre-hire vacation hours negotiable for lateral officer candidates
  • Additional housing/family incentives available

The Police Officer’s primary responsibilities include but are not limited to, the maintenance of order, management of the fear of crime, enforcement of the law, and delivery of emergency services through the application of responsible, professional enforcement activity, the
employment of crime prevention techniques and the provision of available community services.

A. The officer will develop knowledge and awareness of the community through routine patrol and will intervene in observed but unreported dangerous, suspicious, or criminal conditions and/or activities.
B. The officer will promptly respond to calls for assistance and service.
C. The officer will enforce traffic law and investigate traffic accidents.
D. The officer will respond to and investigate criminal incidents, collecting and preserving all available evidence.
E. The officer will understand the importance of crime deterrence and promote crime prevention knowledge, techniques and practices.
F. The officer will work to resolve disputes, both public and private, between members of the community.
G. The officer will prepare all required reports and other documentation in a timely, clear, and concise manner, appropriate for court action and in accordance with department standards.
H. The officer will promote and participate in a positive, open, effective, and efficient work relationship within the department and between the department and the community.

A. Post Board License or be able to acquire one within a reasonable time to be set at time of hiring by the Chief of Police. (Post Board Licensing requires at minimum a two-year technical degree in law enforcement or the equivalent and passage of a reciprocity exam if applying from out of state.)
B. Valid Minnesota Class D driver’s license.
C. Basic computer skills; ability to successfully use common computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

A. Four year and/or post graduate degree in law enforcement or related field.
B. Previous law enforcement experience.
C. Prior related experience in corrections, dispatch, reserves, security, etc.
D. Other specialized training and certification through workshops and seminars.
E. A history of community involvement in civic, service or volunteer organization to include membership and leadership roles in such organizations.
F. Fluently speak, read and write a foreign language including sign language.