Apply for a police job

Apply for police jobs currently open.

Minimum qualifications

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must not have a felony conviction
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must successfully pass a background check and pre-employment tests

Read about the background check and pre-employment tests

Learn more about our different police job types

Become a Community Service Officer

Become a Cadet

Become Recruits & Laterals

It is helpful if you have

  • Connections to our Minneapolis neighborhoods, such as being a
    • Resident
    • Student
    • Employee
    • Volunteer 
  • Education and on-the-job experience in
    • Social services
    • Mental health and counseling
    • Social work
    • Social sciences like criminology, psychology, and sociology

We need team players who have:

  • Strong character
  • A commitment to serving the community

What to know

  • We accept online applications through NEOGOV only. Do not submit a resume in place of completing an online application.
  • You must complete all steps in the process and submit the required documents by the closing date.
  • All communication is by email, so check it often (including your spam or junk folder).
  • Certain jobs may have a different application process. If there's no "Apply" link in the upper right, see the job description for how to apply.

Get technical help

For password reset or technical help with the online application, contact NEOGOV applicant support:

  • Call 855-524-5627 
  • Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Central time, Monday – Friday 

Current police job openings

Request accessible format

If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Contact us


Minneapolis Police Department