Police Recruiting

City of Edina by the numbers:

  • 50,000: Population
  • 50,000: Employed in the community
  • First ring suburb of Minneapolis
  • Two large shopping districts (Southdale, 50th & France)
  • Nine schools
  • One large metropolitan hospital with a state-of-the-art heart center (Fairview Southdale)
  • 40 parks that cover more than 1,550 acres

Edina Police by the numbers:

  • 52: number of sworn officers in the department
  • 55,000: annual number of calls for police service
  • 300: annual number of DWI arrests
  • 18,000: annual number of citations
  • 100: annual number of felony cases sent for prosecution
  • 900: annual number of misdemeanor cases sent for prosecution
  • 3,000: annual medical calls (all officers are EMTs and are first responders, working closely with the Paramedics at the Edina Fire Department).

There are many opportunities for involvement in additional duties including:

  • Bike Patrol
  • Commercial Retail Crime Unit
  • Computer Digital Forensics
  • Crime Scene Photographers
  • Drug Recognition Experts
  • Drug Task Force
  • Explorer Post Advisors
  • Firearms Instructors
  • Field Training Officers
  • Hostage/Crisis Negotiators
  • K9 Unit
  • Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force
  • Motorcycle Officer
  • Reserve Advisor
  • SWAT Team
  • Traffic Unit
  • Use of Force Instructors

Edina also offers several volunteer opportunities with the Police Department:

We are part owners in the South Metro Public Safety Training Facility, located in Edina. This combined public safety training center is operated by four police departments and three fire departments. Officers continually receive high level training to meet the demands of the changing world and expectations of our community. Instructors are brought in from across the country to teach the latest skills and techniques.

Officers in the Police Department are expected to work hard and provide a high quality of service to the community, making this a premier department in the region. Patrol officers work a 12-hour shift with varying days off.  Edina Officers can usually be found at the top of the pay scale in the area with salaries.

  • Based on the 2017 contract, salaries range from $59,218.19 - $81,248.89
  • Officers working some special assignments receive an additional $375 per month.

The Hiring Process

Police Officer candidates can expect:

  • Written test during the application process
  • Multi-stage Interview process
  • Physical ability test
  • Thorough background investigation
  • Medical Exam
  • Psychological assessment
  • Field training program

Candidates must meet the licensing requirements and adhere to the standards of the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training Board. New Officers will have to complete a one year probationary period and must be eligible for licensure by the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training Board at the time of hiring.

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