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City of Bloomington
Pathways to Policing

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Position Title: Pathways to Policing
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Entry Level

Hiring Agency

Agency: City of Bloomington
Address: 1800 W Old Shakopee Road
City: Bloomington
State: MN    Zipcode: 55431
Contact: Lynne Taraboi
Phone: 9525634903
Fax: 952-563-8754
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

If you love to help people and want to make a difference, this is your chance to begin a career in law enforcement!

This multi-agency effort aims to provide a non-traditional pathway to a career in law enforcement.

Participating Agencies:
- Bloomington
- St. Louis Park
- University of Minnesota
- Waite Park

About the Program

The Pathways to Policing Program is designed to bring non-traditional candidates into the field of law enforcement, thereby removing barriers for those who wish to enter the career. Specifically, candidates with cultural competency skills and tools and those with experience living or working with culturally diverse populations will be given preference in order to more closely align departments with the communities they serve.

Individuals looking for a new career path and a way to make a difference in their communities are encouraged to apply.

Earn pay and benefits while attending a full-time professional peace officer education program in Brooklyn Park, MN. Must have a two or four-year regionally-accredited college degree in any field of study, but no prior law enforcement training or experience is required. Must be a U.S. citizen with a valid driver's license and no felony convictions. The program specifically seeks those with the ability to fluently speak and proficiently read and write a second language, in addition to English, and/or who have experience living or working with culturally diverse populations. Upon completion of the education program (approximately 22 weeks), trainees must attain POST licensure before transitioning to a full time Police Officer position with one of the participating agencies.

All course fees and equipment are provided and paid for.

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Minimum Qualifications:

- No previous police experience is required.
-Must have a 2-year or 4-year degree from a regionally accredited institution in any discipline as of December 31, 2020.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Must possess a valid driver's license, or ability to obtain.
- Must have no felony convictions.
- Must NOT have completed a MN Skills program or taken the MN POST or reciprocity exam.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 09/09/2020

Application Period Ends: 10/25/2020

Number Positions to be Filled: 6

Yearly Salary: $22.50
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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