Qualifications & Working Conditions


  • 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