Fairmont Police Hiring Full-Time Officer

July 11, 2022                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Open until filled


Full-Time Police Officer

The City of Fairmont is accepting applications to fill one full-time police officer position immediately and an eligibility list for any future vacancies. Fairmont is a beautiful community in southern Minnesota that has a chain of five lakes running through it. The community is very pro-law enforcement and supports the services we provide. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. If you are claiming Veterans Preference points, you must submit proof of eligibility with your application materials. Minimum qualifications include POST licensed or anticipate being eligible to be licensed by the end of 2022, US citizenship, two-year degree in criminal justice or related field, meet minimum selections standards as outlined by POST in MN 626.87 and 6700.0700. Recent graduates of a state approved Law Enforcement Program who anticipate taking the POST Test before the end of 2022 and eligible Veterans of the US Military are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Links:

Hiring Process Outline and Instruction Letter

City of Fairmont Police Department Job Application

Starting Compensation and Vacation
Starting hourly wage: $37.54/hour ($78,083/year)
Current top Patrolman wage: $38.23/hour, plus benefits (2022 contract)

Yearly uniform allowance of $725.00.
10 hour patrol shifts
11 paid holidays, pro-rated at time of hire
Total vacation earned after 1 year: 80 hours
Total annual vacation earned after 4 years: 112 hours

There are currently 18 full-time licensed officers. The Fairmont Police Department also employs four, full-time licensed officers to work part-time hours to help fill shifts and special assignments. The department offers prospective candidates a wide variety of rewarding assignments and specialized positions.

If you have any questions or would like more information on the Fairmont Police Department or the City of Fairmont please call (507) 238-4481 and ask for Captain Tonder or an on-duty Sergeant.

The City of Fairmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.