Police Recruiting - Join the Team

To Protect With Courage, To Serve With Compassion

Explore the links below to learn about becoming a police officer with the Minneapolis Police Department.

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A Message from the Police Chief

Welcome to the recruitment website for the Minneapolis Police Department. The Department appreciates your interest in becoming a Minneapolis Police Officer and encourages you to visit this site often.

With approximately 800 sworn police officers working in a variety of assignments, the Minneapolis Police Department is considered a mid-sized law enforcement agency. The department is also the most diverse in the state of Minnesota.


The men and women of the Minneapolis Police Department are a dedicated, well-trained, and passionate group of professionals who take great pride in their work and they are committed to ensuring the safety of citizens of Minneapolis.

I invite you to use the information contained in this website to better acquaint yourself with the Minneapolis Police Department and to discover what the Department has to offer its police officers.

We have immediate plans to actively recruit new officers, and I encourage you to consider joining our team of dedicated professionals and to envision a valued and highly rewarding career with the Minneapolis Police Department.


Janee Harteau 
Chief of Police

Last updated Jul 13, 2016



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