Job Posting Police Officer - Full Time

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City of Granite Falls


Job Title:  Police Officer FT


EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Full-time regular position


BENEFITS:Qualifies for full-time benefits at date of hire


LOCATION:Justice Center


HOURS:  Rotating shift (days, nights and weekends)





The Police Officer is to serve the community of Granite Falls by providing quality services and law enforcement customized to meet the needs of the community. The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are: 


1)   Patrols the community for potential public safety issues.

2)   Responds to and documents both high risk and routine calls for police service

3)   Enforces laws, ordinances and codes with a special emphasis on traffic enforcement.

4)   Investigates crimes including the collection and preservation of evidence, interviewing victims, suspects, and witnesses, preparing related reports and court testimony.

5)   Educates residents, schools and businesses about public safety-related issues.

6)   There is an expectation of additional responsibilities and assignments which include: Field Training Officer, Use of Force Instructor, Fire Arms Instructor and School Liaison Officer 

7)   Enforcement of City Ordinances and Code.


While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.




Education: Associates Degree in law enforcement, or related field; P.O.S.T. eligibility by date of hire.


Work Experience:Knowledge of and experience in criminal and traffic law preferred.


Technical Skills: Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Outlook) preferred.


Other: United States Citizen. Current Minnesota valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain one. Able to perform all responsibilities of a Police Officer.




Approximately 85% of the time is spent in the field on patrol.  Incumbent is required to carry a firearm, take appropriate safety precautions and wear protective body armor.  While on patrol or at crime scenes, incumbent may have exposure to injury, trauma, angry or violent individuals, animal bites, blood-borne and air-borne pathogens, traffic accidents, visual and emotional trauma, toxic chemicals, adverse road and weather conditions and other hazardous conditions.


Incumbent spends a large portion of each day in a patrol vehicle, frequently exiting and entering vehicle.  Incumbents must be able to climb ladders, walk or run on uneven surfaces. Regular moving of objects up to 20 pounds is required.  While on patrol, continual attention to detail in monitoring surroundings is required.  A high level of attention to detail and deadlines is required in completing reports and paperwork.


Must be able to meet the physical demands/requirements of Minnesota Peace Officer Training Board (P.O.S.T.) in order to qualify for and maintain status as a licensed peace officer.


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The City of Granite Falls, located in SW Minnesota, population 2,897, is currently accepting applications for the position of a Full Time Police Officer.  The Police Department generates approximately 2,800-3,400 Initial Complaint Reports per year and consists of 6-Full time officers, including a Chief of Police, an Assistant Chief of Police, 3-Patrolman, a School Resource Officer, and a handful of part-time officers.  Applicants must be MN POST licensed or eligible to be POST licensed. Starting salary range is $45,000 to $58,500 depending on qualifications and experience, plus benefit package. Applicants must possess a valid Drivers License, pass an oral interview, and pass a full background screening including a psychological examination and a medical physical. 


Applications can be obtained by calling (320) 564-3011, ext. 1; or visiting the City of Granite Falls website  (Click “How Do I” then “Apply for a Job”)  Application must be accompanied by cover letter, resume, and copy of full time POST license or eligibility letter and must be received at Granite Falls City Hall by February 22nd, before 4:30 p.m.



City of GraniteFalls Equal Opportunity Employer & Provider



Deadline for Applying : Open until filled

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