MOORHEAD POLICE DEPARTMENT
911 11TH STREET NORTH
MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA 56560
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Updated: October 22, 2021
Job Classification: Police Officer
The City of Moorhead Police Department is accepting NTN Frontline Police testing scores on an on-going basis for future hiring rounds. All candidates must take the FrontLine National exam through National Testing Network by December 23rd, 2020 to be considered further in the hiring process.
To be considered for the first round, perspective candidates must complete a City of Moorhead Employment Application by November 30, 2020.
Salary Information: Year 2020: $54,792 - $81,445Lateral entry credit not exceeding 4 years as a patrol officer is possible for qualifying applicants.Benefits Information: The City of Moorhead provides a comprehensive benefit package. Benefits include full employee health care coverage, Minnesota PERA retirement, and life insurance. Family, health, dental, and vision insurance options, a variety of optional benefits, deferred compensation plan, generous vacation and sick time accruals as well as other incentive pay options, paid on-going training and a family centered work environment. For more information please visit: http://www.ci.moorhead.mn.us/departments/administration/human-resources/employee-benefits
Candidate Contact:Chris MartinSergeant218-299-5284Chris.firstname.lastname@example.orgLearn more: https://moorheadpolice.clickarvig.com/?1137084994
Department Overview: Build community. Build your career!
The Moorhead Police Department was established in 1881 and currently has 61 sworn officers and 17 civilian employees. We believe in community policing and providing professional police services to our residents and large college population. The department has 36 patrol officers, 3 school resource officers, 9 detectives, 8 sergeants, and 2 lieutenants, a Captain, Deputy Chief and Chief. There is plenty of opportunity for growth and interesting assignments including field training officers, internal instructor positions, K-9, SWAT / Bomb / Negotiations, School Resource Officers, DARE, and Investigations.
The City of Moorhead is a community of 44,000 people located in a metropolitan area of over 238,000 people. The metro area is home to excellent educational institutions with Minnesota State University Moorhead, Concordia College, M|State, and North Dakota State University (Fargo, ND) as well as excellent primary and secondary public and private schools. The area offers great shopping, restaurants, entertainment including USHL Hockey, Professional Baseball, Bluestem Center for the Arts, an International Airport and is close to lakes and forested areas of northwestern Minnesota. We are a community of great neighborhoods, new schools, and have all the conveniences of a metro area, but just a 35 minute drive to the lakes area and the best of Minnesota outdoors.
Area Information: Moorhead/Clay County/Minnesota
Citizenship Required: Yes
Valid MINNESOTA Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
College: Associates/Technical degree in criminal justice or related field
Academy Certification: Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training License
Additional Requirements: Applicants do not need to be MN POST licensed or eligible at the time of testing, but must be licensed or eligible by the date of conditional offer of employment. Interested persons should at least be near completion of a Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE) or eligible to be POST licensed by September 2021 for the November application period. A hiring list will be generated from this process and may be used for additional hiring rounds. Licensing information is available through the MN Post Board.
Hiring Process: The hiring process includes an on-line test, oral interview, extensive background investigation, psychological examination, fitness and medical examination.
Invited candidates who complete City employment application and meet requirements, will be invited to test.
Essential functions: Under limited direction, this protective service position performs intermediate/difficult work enforcing laws, investigating criminal activity, ensuring public safety, maintaining records and files, testifying in court, preparing reports, and related work as required.
Work Schedule: Officers generally work a 9-hour shift with 5 days on 3 days off. There are three work shifts: