Recruitment Information – Police

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We are Hiring!

The Edina Police Department is hiring Police Officers!

The City is offering a sign-on bonus to lateral officer candidates ($1,500 with first paycheck and $1,500 upon successful completion of probationary period.)

We offer:

  • Competitive benefits package
  • Longevity pay after 4, 7, 10 and 13 years of service
  • Additional wages for special assignments, including: 
    • Bike Patrol
    • Commercial Retail Crimes Unit
    • Computer Digital Forensics
    • Crime Scene Photographers
    • Drone Team
    • Drug Recognition Experts
    • Explorer Post Advisors
    • Field Training Officer
    • Firearms Instructor
    • Hostage/Crisis Negotiators
    • K-9 Officer
    • Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force
    • Motorcycle Unit
    • Narcotics Southwest Drug Task Force
    • Reserve Advisor
    • School Resource Officer
    • SWAT
    • Traffic Unit
    • Use of Force Instructor
  • 88 hours of holiday pay, plus 8-hour floating holiday*
  • Paid parental and bereavement leave
  • Uniform reimbursement*
  • Citywide wellness program
  • Employee fitness incentive*
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Annual mental health check-in program
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • Exercise while on duty
  • Numerous opportunities for overtime

*2021 contract

Hiring Process

Candidates can expect the following:

  • Written test
  • Field training program
  • Medical exam 
  • Multi-stage interview process
  • Physical ability test
  • Psychological assessment
  • Thorough background investigation

Certifications & Licenses

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.

More Information

For more information, call 952-826-1610 or email police@EdinaMN.gov.