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250 South 4th Street, Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (612) 673-2282

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Recruit Police Officer

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 and dedication to fair and honest enforcement of the laws. This specialized work, with and for the people of Minneapolis, comprises an extraordinary range of opportunities and responsibilities.

A Minneapolis Police Officer interacts with citizens to identify and solve problems in their neighborhoods; keeps law and order; makes necessary arrests; keeps records and writes reports of all important incidents; responds to citizen calls for assistance during crisis situations; patrols a beat on foot or in a patrol car; checks property, suspicious persons and all others suspicious or dangerous conditions within the City of Minneapolis; investigates complaints and conducts preliminary investigations at the scene of crime, accident or other police matters; enforces traffic laws and responds to traffic accidents; testifies in court by presenting evidence and facts; works various shifts and weekends. 



State Requirements:


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. 


Possess standard hearing average threshold without correction or no worse than a 40-decible loss on the average at 500, 1,000 and 3,000 Hertz frequencies in the better ear.


Must be deemed medically and psychologically fit and successfully pass a drug and alcohol screening prior to hire.
Candidates for a sworn position, whom are Minnesota residents, will be required to apply for and obtain a “Minnesota State Permit to Acquire Handguns from Federal Firearms Dealers” from the jurisdiction where they reside. Candidates will be required to provide proof to their background investigator.

Physical Qualifications

Meet physical fitness standards as established by the Minneapolis Police Department. These fitness standards will be measured by a physical fitness test administered by the Minneapolis Police Department as part of the selection process.

Employees will be expected to maintain their physical fitness levels according to standards set by the Minneapolis Police Department as a term and condition of continued employment. Learn more about the physical fitness standards and tips on preparing for the fitness exam.

Minneapolis Police Fitness Testing Video

Personal Qualifications

Pass thorough background investigation that includes meeting department standards regarding acceptable employment history, honesty, driving and conviction records.

Salary Range

$54,504 to $69,565 beginning Annual Salary – Plus Full Benefit Package

All new Police Officers will be hired at the beginning salary, depending on previous law enforcement experience.

Job Description

Selection Process

NOTE: The Minneapolis Police Department reserves the right to have candidates retake the physical fitness test at time of hire.


Last updated Aug 16, 2017



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Salary Compliance Notice:
State statute 471.701; Notice of Salary Compliance, requires that the City post for not less than 90 days
the job title of the three highest paid employees along with their base salary. For 2018 these were:
1. City Attorney, $186,490
2. Assistant City Coordinator Convention Center, $183,600
3. Director Public Works, $181,191


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