Career Information


Applications Due: November 4th, 2016 @ 12:00PM
Next Testing Dates:
 November 9 & 10, 2016 

Qualified applicants will be notified in, a timely manner, of the date, time and location of the required tests. 

Applications/Resumes are accepted year round. 

Applications can be found online at the link below.

Minimum Qualifications
All applications must include official copies of college transcript and any additional materials such as cover letter, resume, and credentials to include licenses and certificates.  
Applicants must complete the written police exam, complete a job related physical agility and fitness test, oral interviews, background investigation, personality assessment and post-offer medical exam.

In addition, applicants must meet one of four following requirements:
    1) 60 or more accredited college credits
    2) Possess a current North Dakota Peace Officer License
    3) Completion of a state certified Law Enforcement Skills program
    4) Certification of 4 years of full time US Military Service to include
         Honorable Discharge

Necessary Special Requirements
Possession of a valid North Dakota driver’s license. Must be able to possess a North Dakota Peace Officer’s License within one year.

What the job of a police officer entails: 

Law Enforcement can be a very rewarding and fulfilling profession. It requires both physical skills and mental abilities. An officer must be able to make decisions and act on them with limited time and information in situations where there is an element of danger. They must be able to deal with people in a variety of emotional states, while remaining calm and professional. Rigorous entry standards are absolutely necessary to ensure that officers are able to meet the physical and mental demands of the job.

Type of officer the Minot Police Department is looking for: 

A person with: 

High moral character and integrity


Good judgment

High degree of emotional self control

Empathy and sensitivity


Good communication skills

Self confidence

Good physical condition

Creativity and ingenuity 


        515 2ND AVE SW
        MINOT, ND 58701
        PO BOX 5006
        MINOT, ND 58702
    PHONE: 701-857-4717