Minnesota Police Academies

The procedure for becoming a peace officer in Minnesota has three basic components. First, the candidate must complete pre-service education and training. Second, the candidate must apply for and pass the Peace Officer Licensing Exam or the Reciprocity Licensing Examination to become eligible to be licensed. Third, the candidate must meet the peace officer selection standards (established by POST Board rule) and be appointed by a law enforcement agency. Once these three steps are completed, the candidate applies for and is issued a peace officer license.

Information courtesy: Minnesota Board Of Peace Officer Standards and Training


Police Academy NameAddressPhone
Alexandria Technical College Police Academy1601 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, MN 56308
320-762-4572
Minnesota Board Of Peace Officer Standards and Training1600 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55104
612-643-3060
Minnesota Bureau Of Criminal Apprehension Training and Development1246 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55104
612-642-0660
Minnesota State Patrol Academy1900 W County Road I
Shoreview, MN 55126
612-628-6970

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