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Police Cadet

A Police Cadet attends and successfully completes a program in law enforcement with a department authorized institution for the purpose of meeting the academic and technical skills requirements of the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Board.

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:

Dates:

·         Tuesday, July 28 from 6pm

·         Tuesday, August 18 from 6pm

Location: Special Operation Center (SOC) 4119 DuPont Ave No, MN 55412.

Parking: Street parking is available or parking in the Church parking lot.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

An Associate or Bachelor Degree earned or awarded in any field from a regionally accredited college or university is required.

Licenses:

State Requirements:

Must not have a felony conviction

Ability:

Fitness Qualifications:

Must participate in and complete the fitness assessment. Employees will be expected to reach and maintain fitness levels according to standards set by the MPD as a term and condition of continued employment.

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-decible 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:

Any one or any combination of an evaluation of related education/experience/screening question responses, fitness exam, oral exam, etc. may be utilized. It is to an applicant’s advantage to be as thorough in the online application as possible.

Applications and resumes are screened for completeness and requirements. The City of Minneapolis reserves the right to select and limit the number of candidates at any point in the exam process, based on a review of application materials. Qualified candidates, as determined by Human Resources, will be invited to fitness exam.

Candidates unable to complete any portion of this process will not be eligible to move on in the hiring process.

NOTES:

For more information on P.O.S.T. requirements: https://dps.mn.gov/entity/post/becoming-a-peace-officer/Pages/default.aspx

ELIGIBLE LIST WILL EXPIRE SIX MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF CERTIFICATION.

Questions? Contact Sgt. David Burbank 612-673-5583

Last updated Jul 6, 2015