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Understanding Police Ranks

Ranks and responsibilities

Inspector

Police Inspectors are in charge of precincts.  

There are 5 precincts. Precincts handle patrol, investigations and community response functions in designated geographic areas. Inspectors work with police and community resources to develop public safety plans.

Commander

Police Commanders lead the specialized divisions of the Minneapolis Police Department. The specialized divisions include:

Lieutenant

Sergeant

Police Officer

Duties include:

Police Recruit/Police Cadet

Are students at the Minneapolis Police Department Academy. After the Academy , we enter the Field Training Officer Program. We become police officers when we successfully finish Field Training.

Community Service Officer

We help the MPD with many non-police enforcement tasks. We work about 20 hours per week and are students in an approved, two-year law enforcement program.  

Last updated Apr 17, 2019

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