Burnsville Police Department - You Belong here

Working together to make a difference through excellence in policing.


Job Openings

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We invest in you so you can best serve our community.  

Burnsville is a vibrant city, boldly leading and welcoming to all. We focus on community-oriented service and support those efforts with a full range of operations including a Crime Scene Team, K-9 units, a Community Engagement and Behavioral Health Unit, and we participate in Blue in the School, to name just a few of our many divisions. 

We offer:

  • Excellent pay and benefits
  • Quality wellness and mental health programs
  • Commitment to personal and professional growth
  • Special assignment opportunities

Professional Development 

We understand that our employees thrive when there is a commitment to personal and professional growth and offer opportunities to do so. Burnsville University is our unique strengths-based employee development program which offers a wide variety of classes on leadership development, professional growth, health and safety, organizational learning, inclusion and belonging and employee wellbeing.

The Role of a Police Officer

Burnsville Police Officers are responsible for the delivery of a full range of police services to achieve the effective protection of lives and property in our community. Services include crime prevention, criminal apprehension, enforcing laws and ordinances, providing emergency life-saving response, and maintaining effective community relations.

Qualifications

  • Four-year college degree
  • Valid Minnesota Peace Officer License or be eligible to be licensed in the State of Minnesota
  • Non-smoker

Examinations

  • Preliminary and oral board interviews 
  • Background investigation, 
  • Physical, psychological, drug testing

The Role of a Community Service Officer 

The Community Service Officer position is designed for individuals academically pursuing a future career in law enforcement and provides hands-on training and experience. CSOs are often candidates for future Police Officer openings within the City. CSOs are assigned to perform a variety of duties in the Operations and Services Divisions of our agency. Duties are assigned when able to fulfil academic requirements. 

Qualifications

  • High school graduate
  • Non-smoker 
  • Interested in a law enforcement career

Examinations

  • Preliminary and oral board interviews
  • Background investigation
  • Physical, psychological, drug testing