Police Officer

The City of Wayzata is currently accepting employment applications for the position of a full-time Police Officer and accepting applications to establish an ongoing eligibility list for future hiring purposes.

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.

General Duties

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 MN POST license or be eligible for licensing by January 1, 2019, Emergency Medical Responder certification, a valid 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 2019 salary range is $26.93 to $37.82 per hour, depending on qualifications along with excellent benefits.

Completed applications are due by Monday, November 26, 2018 no later than 4:00 p.m.   All submissions require a cover letter, resume, and city application.  Direct correspondence to: City of Wayzata, Human Resources, 600 Rice Street East, Wayzata, MN  55391 or jkaufman@wayzata.org.

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