Police Officer

The City of Wayzata is now accepting employment applications for the position of a Police Officer.

Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants. Wayzata’s business districts and residential neighborhoods provide a significant tax base for this unique small town community.

The Police Officer position is a full-time position that participates in law enforcement efforts that include police patrol duties, crime prevention, investigations, emergency response and public assistance. To protect and promote public safety throughout the city through enforcement of all federal, state, and local laws; the preservation of public peace; the protection of life and property; the prevention of crime; and the detection and apprehension of violators of the law. Assist in the judicial process by reporting the facts of investigations to the prosecuting attorneys and by testifying in court. The police officer works under the direction of the Police Sergeant and under the general direction of the Police Chief.

Minimum Requirements:
Qualified candidates will have a valid full-time MN POST license or be eligible for licensing by July 15, 2017, first responder certification, a valid Minnesota driver’s license and good driving record at the time of appointment, and must meet all state-mandated requirements and local policies such as a physical examination, psychological exam and criminal background check.

For complete information on the position, please see the attached job description. The 2017 starting salary is $55,710 with excellent benefits.

Completed applications are due by May 30, 2017 at 4:00p.m. All submissions require a cover letter, resume, and city application. Applications can be mailed to: Wayzata Police Department, 600 Rice Street E, Wayzata, MN 55391