Police Officer Hiring

Winnebago Public Safety

Winnebago, MN

Full – Time and Part – Time Police Officer (Open Until Filled)

The City of Winnebago is accepting applications for an immediate opening for full-time and part-time police officer. Winnebago is looking to add one officer full-time and several officers part-time.

Winnebago is a community of approximately 1,437 and is located approximately 28 miles south of Mankato on Highway 169. We currently have 3 full- time police officer positions (one position is vacant) and a K9. For a small department we have newer technology and continue to update equipment as the times change. We are a community – oriented police department and are looking for individuals to join our team.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Must be POST Board licensed or eligible to be licensed.

-Must possess a valid driver's license.

-CPR or Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder) Certified.

-Successful applicants must pass a background investigation, along with psychological and physical examination.

The full-time officer position is a LELS Union represented position. Per union contract, the starting pay for 2022 is $23.37/hour, with a step scale that tops out at $28.55/hour. In 2023, there will be a 3% pay increase per union contract (top pay: $29.41/hour) and a to be determined cost of living increase. Full time officers also receive longevity pay after five years.

This position has excellent vacation/paid time off benefits, which includes receiving 11 hours of compensatory leave per holiday (12 holidays per year, and is in addition to vacation accrual), choice in receiving compensatory leave for extra hours worked, and a dedicated sick leave bank.

This position also includes health insurance and stipend for dental and eye care. Officers work 11.5-hour shifts and are expected to take on-call when working a weekend shift or when no part-time officer is available to fill in. The pay for on-call is currently $4.50/hour and will go to $5.00/hour in 2023.

The part-time position is a non-union position and starting pay is $19.00/hour. This position fills in for full-time officers and works special events. Officers working as a part-time and full-time officer are not expected to take on-call, but may if they are available.

If you are interested in joining our team application materials can be found on our city website at Please send completed application, cover letter and resume to Chief Eric Olson at 140 Main Street South, Winnebago, MN 56098 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Winnebago is an Equal Opportunity Employer.