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Part-Time Police Cadet - apply by January 30, 2015

The Police Cadet is an entry level paraprofessional position with the Hopkins Police Department and is funded by the Hennepin County Joint Community Police Partnership (JCPP) and City of Hopkins.

More information

We are seeking an individual who is interested in law enforcement and comes from a diverse background, who is willing to assist us in building trusting relationships with all of our multi-cultural residents in our 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. The Cadet performs a variety of administrative duties, animal control functions, traffic details, routine code enforcement, routine parking enforcement and assists officers and staff as necessary or directed.

Cadet who meets all hiring standards for police officer will be given consideration when a police officer position becomes available in the department. This position is geared for those early in their law enforcement schooling. 

Salary: $15.00/hour plus partial benefits. Uniforms and equipment provided.

Hours: Approximately 20 hours per week. Must be able to work varied hours and days.

Required Language Qualification: Candidate MUST have fluency speaking, reading and writing a second non-English language; Spanish or Somali preferred.

More details: Police Cadet job posting

To apply: Submit completed application, cover letter and résumé (not to exceed two pages) either via mail or email:

  • Mail: Hopkins Police Department, Attn: Sgt. Mike Johnson,
    1010 1st Street South, Hopkins, MN 55343
  • E-mail:

Deadline: January 30 at 1 pm

Any questions can be directed to Sgt. Mike Johnson at 952-548-6421 or



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