Background Investigation

The Background Investigation Unit conducts background investigations on all individuals applying for  jobs with the Minneapolis Police Department and some positions in other city departments. Background investigations are done ensure quality employees and to be in compliance with the security guidelines.  The Minneapolis Police Department complies with the FBI and the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Advisory Policy Board rules, policies, and procedures. The agreement and compliance with the security guidelines is a requirement to have access to Criminal Justice Information Systems.

The Background Investigation Unit conducts consistent, thorough investigations in compliance with Minnesota Data Practice laws. The unit is also responsible for the safe and secure storage of the completed investigations of both hired and non-hired individuals.


Minneapolis Police Department Background Investigation Unit
City Hall Room 100
350 South 5 th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415
612- 673-2869. 
Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Last updated Oct 29, 2018



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