Full Time Police Officer

Date Posted:

Friday, October 20, 2023


Police Department


Depending on Qualifications - 2024 Pay Range $60,570 - $75,067


Full Time


Open until filled

Position Objectives:

The Roseau Police Department will be accepting applications for 3 Full-Time Police Officers positions.  Applicants should be P.O.S.T. Licensed or eligible to be a licensed Peace Officer. Our Department will consist, once fully staffed, of 7 full-time officers, and 1 administrative assistant. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs non-supervisory police and patrol work in support of law enforcement, crime detection/prevention and investigation, traffic control, emergency response, and public assistance activities. Responsible for minimal administrative functions; assists with some educational and safety programs in public schools; most time is spent patrolling and enforcing federal, state, and local laws to promote the health, safety, and welfare of the community.
  • Advises Supervisor of all pertinent matters.
  • Patrols community by car or on foot to enforce traffic laws, other federal and state laws, and city ordinances; writes tickets for violations as appropriate.
  • Checks businesses and residential areas for signs of vandalism or break-in.
  • Locates and arrests suspects, prepares written reports of crimes, and assists in the prosecution of violators.
  • Identifies hazardous situations and responds to emergency situations such as officer needs, help/medical emergencies/fire calls/disasters/vehicle accidents/domestic problems/fights; notifies and evacuates specified list of people in case of severe weather/tornadoes/floods and helps organize for response efforts.
  • Assists governmental agencies in carrying out surveillance of United States/Canada border and advises appropriate governmental agency about any questionable activity.
  • Conducts criminal investigations by interviewing witnesses/complainants/victims, interrogating suspects, collecting and preserving evidence, preparing written reports; informs Chief and Sergeant of felony investigations.
  • Carries out accident investigations through proper response, investigation, and reporting. Attends court proceedings to serve as witness and present reports.
  • Maintains peace officer license through annual continuing education.
  • Serves warrants, ex parte orders, eviction, subpoenas, orders to show cause, juvenile papers; makes death notifications.
  • Responds to and transports mentally ill and suicidal persons and those suffering from alcohol and drug abuse, to and from appropriate facilities; investigates and completes forms and prepares reports as necessary.
  • Assists in organizing/planning for crowd control at community events and carries out crowd control measures.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies in their crime prevention and investigation efforts. Prepares a variety of reports such as incident, arrest, and investigative reports, preliminary criminal charges, and initial complaint reports, court testimony and ensures adequate record keeping.
  • Drafts complaints and reports as required by state law or department policy; reviews daily reports and confers with Chief and Sergeant to determine activity in the community and potential problems.
  • Responds to animal complaints.
  • Removes hazards in roadways and on sidewalks and places barricades as needed; reports matters requiring attention to street department; acts as a spotter during severe weather.
  • Mediates and resolves disputes in resident's homes, places of business, and other public gathering places.
  • Answers residents' requests for information including directions, regulations, ordinances, and where to obtain additional information.
  • Develop informants for crime prevention efforts.
  • Inspects and maintains vehicle and all personal and departmental equipment.
  • Attends mandatory and other classes for required continuing education to maintain POST licensure.
  • Participates in department's public education efforts.
  • Captures and transports animals to pound or disposes of injured or dead animals.

Minimum Requirements:

Associate of Arts degree in law enforcement; valid Minnesota POST license; valid Minnesota driver license

Must meet all state-mandated certifications and medical requirements

Continuing first aid and CPR certification

Desirable Training and Experience:

Internship or previous law enforcement experience.


Position is full-time regular eligible for full benefits package including 8 hours of paid vacation leave per month at start up to 16 hours of paid vacation after 20 years, 8 hours of paid sick leave per month, 12 hours of holiday paid for 12 holidays, Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) defined benefit pension, employer paid life and disability insurance policies, a comprehensive health insurance package with an annual $1,800 employer paid HSA contribution. The city also provides a $2 per hour night-time differential benefit for evening shifts.

More Information:

Roseau Police Department (218) 463-3129