Lateral candidates with 3 years or more years of experience are eligible for top-step compensation.
Join the community at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus! In this centrally located, urban environment, you’ll support a safe and inclusive environment for students, staff, faculty, and visitors.
Police officers are responsible for:
Patrolling property owned, leased, or operated by the Regents of the University of Minnesota (specifically the Twin Cities campus)
Providing a safe environment for University students, staff, faculty, and visitors
Responding to emergency and non-emergency calls for service
Enforcing applicable statutes and ordinances
Providing emergency medical assistance
Working with the University community to increase safety through collaboration, problem solving, and education
Other duties as assigned, including investigative or other specialty assignments such as bike patrol or motorcycle patrol
2023 hourly top pay rate $50.01
$5,000 hiring bonus paid in three installments: after two months employment, six months employment, and successful completion of probation.
Competitive benefits (outlined below) including a tuition reimbursement program that covers 100% of the tuition cost for eligible employees pursuing their first baccalaureate degree and 75% of the tuition cost for all other eligible employees with supervisor approval.
Effective January 1, 2024, the University will increase UMPD’s salary to match the average patrol rate paid to the five (5) top-paid departments in the Stanton Group Cities or 4 percent, whichever is greater.
Effective January 1, 2025, the University will increase UMPD’s salary to match the average patrol rate paid to the five (5) top-paid departments in the Stanton Group Cities or 4 percent, whichever is greater.
50% - Patrol assigned area on foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or patrol car while interacting with the community and delivering service.*
20% - Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service.*
10% - Direct automobile, bicycle and pedestrian traffic on or near campus.*
5% - Administer medical treatment when necessary.*
5% - Issues traffic citations in University area; arrest violators of local ordinances and State and Federal statutes.*
5% - Work with the University community to increase safety through collaborations, problem solving, and education.*
5% - Other duties as assigned.
* = Essential Functions of Position
This job may be designated as essential.
The employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.
The work is primarily performed on a large and urban university campus. Police officers work in demanding and extreme physical environments and may be required to be in dangerous situations that pose a risk to their personal safety and health, such as incidents involving the threat of, or actual use of, a dangerous or deadly weapon by another individual. Police officers must be able to work all times of the day and every day of the year. They must also be able to work in various types of weather and disaster conditions.
â‹Two or four-year degree from an education program certified by the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board â‹â‹or two year degree from non-certified education program plus certification by the Minnesota POST Board. (Police officers from other states must pass a reciprocity exam through the POST Board.)
Eligibility to be licensed as a peace officer by the Minnesota POST Board and remain licensed throughout employment
One year sworn law enforcment experience
Pass a pre-employment background investigation
Possess a valid U.S. Driver’s license with a good driving record
Candidates who receive a conditional job offer must pass a psychological exam and a fitness for duty physical exam.
Prior experience in a law enforcement agency. Candidates with prior relevant sworn law enforcement experience will participate in an abbreviated field training program and are eligible to be hired at up to the 24 months of service step and receive the 36 month/top police officer rate after 12 months and the successful completion of probation.
Demonstrated focus on servicing the community
Experience in a multicultural community
Fluency in a second language
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of criminal and motor vehicle laws and ordinances, case law, department and University policies and procedures, proper use of force techniques and standards, and knowledge of weapon use and abilities.
Ability to multitask while patrolling an area and being vigilant of what is occurring around them, while also listening to a police radio and keeping track of what their fellow officers are doing and whether or not they need assistance.
Ability to communicate well with diverse ethnic and socioeconomic groups in a wide variety of situations.
Ability to act with authority in stressful situations to keep and/or maintain the peace.
Ability to lift heavy objects and individuals, run after individuals, use physical force to apprehend individuals, climb fences/walls and stairs, and operate a motor vehicle at extreme conditions.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.