Police Department

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NEW RECRUITS

If you are interested in making Duluth your home and want to serve in the community you live, then applying to become a Duluth Police Officer is the opportunity you're looking for.

New recruits go through a comprehensive five-month hiring process. Once you receive an offer to become a Duluth Police Officer, new recruits go through a 380-hour recruit training academy followed by four-months in the Field Training Officer Program.

The Duluth Police Department offers new recruits a competitive benefits package, wages, and perks. Below is a breakdown of the intentional incentives we offer new recruits. 

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LATERAL OFFICERS

If you've been a police officer for at least three years and have a POST license in good standing, or are eligible for POST, you can apply to join our team at any time.

During the hiring process, lateral officers are able to begin at the Chief's Interview phase of the three-month hiring process. This is shorter than the five-month process new recruits go through.

Depending on officers' prior experience, Lateral Officers may go through a shorter academy and Field-Training Officer Program.

The Duluth Police Department offers lateral officers a competitive benefits package, wages, and perks. Below is a breakdown of the intentional incentives we offer lateral officers. 

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