The City of Bloomington – in partnership with the Cities of St. Louis Park & Eagan – is now accepting applications for individuals interested in a non-traditional pathway to a career in law enforcement? Applicants must have a two or four year degree, but it can be in any subject or discipline. No prior education or experience in law enforcement is required.
Selected candidates will be hired on by one of the participating agencies as a Police Trainee and paid to attend school at Hennepin Tech. Once they complete the 16 week educational program and pass the state licensing exam, they will automatically be promoted to a Police Officer position. The city will be paying for the tuition, books and equipment necessary for the educational program plus a wage of $20.50 per hour and insurance benefits. They are particularly hoping to attract diverse candidates who have experience living or working with non-white populations and/or who speak a second language in addition to English.
The posting is up on the City of Bloomington’s website, with more information and links to apply. The application deadline is March 1.