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Qualifications & Working Conditions

    Entry Level Officer                                      


    • You must be at least 21 years old.
    • You must a United States citizen. 
    • You must have a valid Minnesota Drivers License (Class D), or equivalent out-of-state license with no suspensions or revocations on your record within the last two years, prior to appointment (parking-related offenses may be excluded).
    • You must not have any criminal convictions of gross misdemeanor or the equivalent level.  
    • You must not have any felony convictions; including pardons and/or expungements  (according to Minnesota Statute 364.09)  
    • You must not have any physical/domestic assault or eluding the police convictions.
    • You must be in good physical condition.
    • You must successfully complete a background investigation, psychological examination and a medical examination.
    • You must be Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) licensed or eligible to be licensed as a peace officer in the State of Minnesota, by the date of conditional offer for employment.
    • If you have a college degree other than Law Enforcement, you must obtain a Law Enforcement Certificate from any eligible college/university in the State of Minnesota.

Working Conditions
  • 24-hours-a-day obligation
  • Three different tours of duty
  • Eight, nine or ten-hour shifts
  • A Police Officer works an average of 40 hours per week

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