Internship Program

10 hours - Introduction with Intern Coordinator

  • Department Tour
  • Staff introductions
  • Department and Computer Policies
  • ID and Computer Access

60 hours - Daily Duties

  • Patrol Car Preparedness
  • Animal Control Equipment Assessment
  • Squad Bay Organizing
  • Equipment Inspections
  • Patrol Office Organizing
  • Detention Inspection

Other Duties as assigned 60 hours - Patrol Operations

  • Patrol observation through ride along
  • Discussion and demonstration of basic patrol concepts
  • Patrol participation through supervised use of squad equipment including;
    • Laser operation
    • Radar operation
    • Mobile computer functions
    • Information gathering and report writing

16 hours - Communications Center

  • Observation Dispatch/Call Center
  • Active involvement Dispatch/Call Center

10 hours – Commercial Crimes

  • Team with retail Crimes Officers
  • Investigate retail theft and financial transaction card fraud
  • Maintain peace and public order in retail areas
  • Understand plain clothes police operations

8 hours - Crime Prevention

  • Understanding the interaction between the community and the police department
  • Crime data analysis

8 hours - Records / Property Management

  • Introduction to Records/Property Staff
  • Follow the paper, understanding the flow of the numerous documents and records generated by the police department
  • Follow the property. Understanding the intake, inventory, storage and disposal of property and evidence

16 hours - School Resource Officers

  • Shadow School Resource Officers
  • Exploring the relationship between the police department and school district

20 hours - Investigations Division

  • Introduction to division structure
  • Commercial Crimes investigation
  • Street Crimes investigation
  • Case management and case review
  • Administrative functions
  • Coordinated investigative efforts (CISA)
  • Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
  • City Prosecution

8 hours – Police Administration

  • Understanding the “business” of police work
  • Budget planning, facility and equipment maintenance, employee relations

6 hours - Final review with Intern Coordinator

The Edina Police Department will work with the intern’s academic institution to meet their educational requirements. The intern coordinator will assist with filing the necessary reports as required by the college or university and is the primary point of contact for any issues or related to this program.

More Information

For more information or to apply, contact Officer Jake Heckert at 952-826-0489 .