Police Officer

City of Bemidji   Bemidji, MN   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
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Posted on May 28, 2021

Full-time and eligible employees are offered a variety of benefit options including health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, VEBA / HSA, PERA (retirement) and/or deferred compensation contributions.

Applicants must meet the minimum selection standards set by MN POST Board and be licensed or eligible to be licensed by September of 2021. Starting salary is $28.32 /hour with top pay of $35.87 / $74,611 annually.  Lateral pay may be available for qualified candidates. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement that includes a full-time benefit package plus all required uniforms and equipment. Our hiring process may include a written exam, training and experience rating, oral interview, fitness testing, extensive background investigation, psychological exam and physical exam. 

Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience: 

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent, supplemented by a minimum two year community college degree or vocational school training in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice administration, public administration, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Licensed Police Officer in the State of Minnesota or eligible to be licensed upon hire.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment.
  • Skill in operating the tools and equipment listed below.
  • Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and Department rules and regulations.
  • Ability to meet department's physical standards and perform work requiring good physical condition.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to meet the special requirements listed below.Ability to learn the City's geography.

Special Requirements:

  • Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid MN Driver's License without record of suspension or revocation in any state.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and be able to speak, read, and write the English language.
  • Must successfully complete the Field Training Officer Program. 
  • Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits. 
  • Must possess and maintain Basic First Aid, AED and CPR certifications. 
  • Must be clear of disqualifying convictions or disqualifying criminal history. 
  • Within six months of hire, must establish and maintain residency within 30 minutes (under normal driving conditions) of the law enforcement center.

Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Wednesday June 16th, 2021

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The City of Bemidji is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


City of Bemidji

Bemidji , MN