North Mankato, Minnesota

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Career Opportunity- City of North Mankato Police Officer

The City of North Mankato is excited to announce it is filling an immediate police officer opening.

The City of North Mankato lies approximately 80 miles southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul along the bluffs of the Minnesota River Valley. With a population of 14,200, North Mankato is neighbored to the east by the City of Mankato and is a key part of the region for retail trade, agriculture, medical care, manufacturing, and education.

The police department enjoys tremendous support from all aspects of the community, which is a direct reflection of the department’s commitment to service.

Officers work 12-hour shifts, which are bid yearly based on seniority.  

Minimum qualifications:

  • MN POST Board licensed or eligible to be licensed at the time of application
  • Valid driver’s License

Lateral entry qualifications:

  • Three or more years of current full-time peace officer experience in good standing.
  • Demonstrated professional growth: continuing education, specialized training and/or experience, additional work assignments (e.g., FTO, CISM team, SRO, U/F instructor, etc.)

Lateral hires with 3 or more years of service will receive 45 hours of banked vacation and sick time. (Subject to use under current collective bargaining unit contract language) as well as a 1500.00 hiring bonus with 750.00 paid after 6 months of hire and 750.00 paid after completion of the 12-month probationary period.

Lateral hires will undergo an abbreviated FTO process based on experience.

Selection process:

  • Command interview panel
  • Background investigation
  • Medical examination
  • Psychological pre-employment screening

Starting salary range: $78,450 to $82,400 depending on qualifications and experience.

To obtain an application, please visit or call 507-625-4141.

This is a continuous posting. Applications will be reviewed and candidates interviewed every two weeks until positions are filled.

To apply, mail or email the completed City of North Mankato employment application, cover letter, and resume to:

City of North Mankato
Attn: April Van Genderen
1001 Belgrade Ave
North Mankato, MN 56003