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Police Officer (4-8 Positions)

Job Description:  
Position Summary:
The City of Moorhead Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer. This hiring process seeks to fill several current openings and to establish an ongoing eligibility list for 2022 future hiring purposes. Moorhead has a strong commitment to serving our community with excellence. The department trains and equips its officers well to work in a rapidly growing community. Lateral entry credit based on previous experience as a patrol officer is possible for qualifying applicants.
About the Department
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, internal instructor positions, K-9, SWAT / Bomb / Negotiations, School Resource Officers, DARE, and Investigations.
About the Community
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.
Company:  
City of Moorhead
Job Location:  
Moorhead, MN
Salary Range:  
$56,025 - $80,036
Application Procedure:  
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) at the time of applying or be eligible to be POST Licensed by September 2022. Licensing information is available through the MN Post Board.
The hiring Process:
The hiring process includes a written test, oral interview, extensive background investigation, psychological examination, fitness and medical examination.
Listed below is the schedule for the written test and oral interview. Please ensure you are available to participate in one of the test dates and one of the interview dates to remain an eligible candidate.
Application Deadline:  
10-21-2021



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