Become recruits and laterals
Apply for a job
Lateral Police Officer job applications are now being accepted.
Receive ongoing job notifications
Participate in an interview
We will invite some candidates who apply to come to a job interview.
We will make a conditional job offer to some of the candidates we interview.
You will need to pass our background check and pre-employment tests before we make a final job offer.
Complete background checks and pre-employment tests
If you accept a conditional job offer, you are required to complete:
- A background check
- Pre-employment tests
If your background check and pre-employment test results meet our employment criteria, we will make a final job offer.
Minneapolis Police Academy classroom and field training
You and your classmates will receive training at our police academy.
You will attend the academy
- Monday through Friday
- For 14- to 16-weeks
- For a combination of classroom training and simulations
After completing the academy, we provide field training
- Six months
- Working one-on-one with a training officer
- Performing your assigned shifts
After completing the six months of field training, you are an official officer of the Minneapolis Police Department