Police Officer (Recruit)

Minneapolis Police Department

Minneapolis Police Department
(612) 673-5583
250 South 4th Street Room #100
Minneapolis, MN

Job Details

Open Until
Employment Type
Full Time
$40.54 - $31.45 / Hour

Job Description

CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS invites applications for the position of:

Police Officer (Recruit)


$31.45 - $40.54 Hourly $65,416.88 - $84,318.29 Annually






Special Operations Center (SOC), 4119 DuPont Avenue North, Minneapolis



06/23/19 11:59 PM


Open to the public


This is a full-time position for a patrol officer. 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. The position requires variable work shifts, including weekends and holidays.

  • Candidates with no prior experience will start at the beginning Recruit salary.
  • Candidates with prior law enforcement experience are encouraged to apply as a "lateral applicant" and may be eligible to start higher in the salary range.
  • INFORMATION SESSION (optional): The Minneapolis Police Department has prepared a detailed information session which you are highly encouraged to attend. Attendance is optional for all applicants or potential applicants. Registration is NOT required. Each session will last up to 1.5 hours. We will highlight and discuss the following:

  • Application process and educational requirements
  • Fitness Entrance Exam details
  • Background Investigation information
  • Oral Exam expectations
  • Medical, psychological, and drug & alcohol testing
  • Recruit Academy
  • Dates & Locations: Wednesday, May 8 at 6pm Minneapolis Police Department 5th Precinct 3101 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408 Thursday, June 13 at 6pm Minneapolis Police Department 4th Precinct 1925 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411


  • Interact with citizens to identify and solve problems in their neighborhoods
  • Assist the public; keeps law and order; directs traffic
  • Make necessary arrests; keeps records and writes reports of all important incidents
  • Patrol a beat on foot or in a patrol car
  • Direct involvement with community members to organize crime prevention activities in neighborhoods
  • Respond to citizen calls for assistance during crisis situations
  • Communicate directly with neighborhood residents to identify and solve problems
  • Answer questions from the public
  • Assist people who are involved in accidents
  • Check property, suspicious persons and all others suspicious or dangerous conditions within the City of Minneapolis
  • Investigate complaints and conducts preliminary investigations at the scene of crime, accident or other police matters
  • Enforce traffic laws and responds to traffic accidents
  • Testify in court by presenting evidence and facts
  • Drive a patrol car or other motor vehicle and works various shifts and weekends
  • .APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/jobs 250 South 4th Street Room #100 Minneapolis, MN 55415 (612) 673-2282 human.resources@minneapolismn.gov

    Position #2019-00233 POLICE OFFICER (RECRUIT) SW

    Requirements & Qualifications



  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license by July 22, 2019
  • Must successfully complete all Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board requirements and submit proof online with your application by September 13, 2019
  • State Requirements:

  • Must be United States Citizen
  • Must not have a felony conviction
  • Must successfully pass the MPD background investigation
  • Fitness Qualifications: Must participate in and complete the fitness entrance assessment Eyesight: Vision no poorer than 20/100 without correction in the poorer eye; correctable to 20/40 in both eyes. Ability to distinguish the colors red, yellow and green. Hearing: Possess standard hearing average threshold without correction or no worse than a 40-decibel loss on the average at 500, 1,000 and 3,000 Hertz frequencies in the better ear. Medical/Psychological: Must be deemed medically and psychologically fit and successfully pass a drug and alcohol screening prior to hire. Selection Process: Candidates unable to complete any portion of this process will not be eligible to move forward in the hiring process. The City of Minneapolis reserves the right to select and limit the number of candidates in the selection process, based on a review of application materials which may include but is not limited to application, screening questions, training & experience (T&E), Subject Matter Expert Review (SME), fitness entrance assessment, oral exam and background investigation. The fitness entrance assessment is tentatively scheduled for July 9, 2019. Candidates who meet minimum qualifications will be invited to the fitness entrance assessment via email and must self-schedule. Candidates must attend and complete all components of the fitness entrance assessment, which is administered by the Minneapolis Police department. Recruits are expected to participate in a structured physical fitness program as part of their Recruit Academy training. The fitness standards are: -Vertical Jump (13 inches) -300 Meter Run (82 Seconds) -Bench Press (102 lbs. Or 60% of your body weight) OR Push Ups (25) -Sit Ups (30) -1.5 Mile Run (15 Minutes 44 Seconds) Selected candidates will be contacted to schedule a background investigation, conducted by MPD, which may take up to three (3) months to complete. Selections to move forward in the process will be made upon the completion and review of the background investigation results. Oral exams/and or department interviews are tentatively scheduled for November 13-15, 2019. Selected candidates will be notified by email and must self-schedule.

    The eligible list of qualified candidates is established by Human Resources after all testing is complete. Final selections will be made upon the completion of the eligible list and conditional job offers will be made. Recruit Academy is tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, February 3, 2020. Union Representation: This position is represented by Police Officers Federation: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/hr/laboragreements/la... Eligible List Statement: The names of applicants who meet minimum qualification and who pass the screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. This list will be certified to the hiring manager who may use the list to fill a vacancy of the same job title. This eligible list will expire nine months after date of certification. NOTES: For more information on P.O.S.T. requirements: https://dps.mn.gov/entity/post/becoming-a-peace-of...


  • Knowledge of laws, ordinances and police procedures as they apply to situations encountered on duty.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and good judgment in emergency situations.
  • Ability to relate and work effectively with people from diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Ability to actively listen and understand the needs and situations of others.
  • Ability to read, speak and write English clearly.
  • Ability to assertively control conversations in order to quickly and accurately gather pertinent information and communicate this information professionally and precisely to the proper recipient.
  • Ability to assess situations and anticipate needs and alternatives.
  • Ability to defuse and de-escalate.
  • Ability to deal with emergencies and stress without overreaction, maintain flexibility and to support and carry out directives.
  • Knowledge of resources and the willingness to initiate use of available resources.
  • Ability to be consistent in dealing with people; must be sensitive to others' problems without direct involvement.
  • Ability to exclude personal biases from work performance. Ability to accept criticism and/or discipline.
  • Must have tact and diplomacy.
  • Must have commitment to the organization, and the agencies that the organization serves; willing to take initiative; dependable, mature in relationships; and self-confident.
  • Must represent the organization to other agencies and citizens with a courteous, helpful, accurate and business-minded attitude in all radio, telephone, written and other types of contact.
  • Ability and skill to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to read and understand correspondence, memorandum and directives.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/jobs 250 South 4th Street Room #100 Minneapolis, MN 55415 (612) 673-2282 human.resources@minneapolismn.gov

    Position #2019-00233 POLICE OFFICER (RECRUIT) SW

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