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Police Officer

The Hopkins Police Department is accepting applications and resumes (required) for a Police Officer.  Applicants must meet the MN POST qualifications to be licensed no later than March 1, 2018.  A written exercise and physical skills assessment will be scheduled in early January 2018. Current salary range: $29.27 - $41.33. Lateral entry available for qualified applicants. Excellent fringe benefits. Applications are available at or from the Hopkins Police Deptartment, 1010 1st St. S., Hopkins, or by calling 952-938-8885.  Contact Captain Craig Kreiling at 952-548-6402 or with questions.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 2, at 4 p.m.

Position Description

Police Cadet

The Hopkins Police Department is seeking individuals who are interested in law enforcement and come from diverse backgrounds, who are willing to assist the department in building trusting relationships with multi-cultural residents in the community. The Police Department will assist the Cadet to prepare for a future police officer position by providing financial assistance for required pre-service education and a part-time, non-sworn uniformed position.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 2, at 4 p.m.

Position Description

The City of Hopkins:
A Great Community, A Great Workplace

Who We Are

  • We are police officers, building inspectors, engineers, park and street maintenance workers, firefighters, planners, and more.
  • We are appreciated by the residents of Hopkins – 85 percent of the residents rank the job performance of City staff as excellent or good.
  • We are dedicated to providing superior customer service.
  • We are proud to work for the City of Hopkins.

What We Do

We provide service. We work with our residents to improve the quality of life; we provide clean water and safe streets; we solve crimes and put out fires; we help make exciting new developments happen while helping to preserve our small town feel; we offer opportunities to residents of all ages to play and learn; we provide information and help solve problems; we even save lives.


  • Human Resources
    1010 1st St S
    Hopkins, MN 55343
  • Questions regarding positions can be sent to
  • Applications
    and Resumes
    Mail applications and resumes to the above address, or email to, or fax to 612-605-2330.

    Applications must be signed and submitted or postmarked by the deadline.


Competition for positions with the City shall be open to all applicants who meet the qualifications established for those positions. No person shall in any way be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, affectional or sexual preference, marital status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, political affiliations, sex, or age.

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