Working at Moorhead PD

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Join Moorhead Police Department

What to expect

 Join a police department that has been providing exceptional service for over 100 years!  Enjoy a modernized department with some of the following benefits:

  • Newer, state-of-the-art Law Enforcement Center
  • Physical fitness workout area
  • Individual lockers
  • New modern squad cars equipped with the latest technology and indoor squad parking
  • Modern evidencing processing lab
  • Cutting edge technology to do the job safely and comfortably
  • Uniforms and safety gear are provided (no uniform allowance) --when something is needed we provide it.
  • Custom fitted for an external carrier and body armor
  • Forward thinking to implement technology to increase officer efficiency
  • Wellness Program specific to Police which includes an on-site chaplain
  • And, much more!

Work Schedules

At the Moorhead Police Department officers can bid a variety of shifts to work. The department operates 10-hour shifts:

Days 0800 – 1800

Evenings 1600 – 0200

Midnights 2200 – 0800

  • Shifts are bid a year in advance by seniority, with assignments changing every 6 months.
  • The department has two teams A and B.
  • An officer works 5 days on and then has 4 days off. The schedule accommodates a work life balance. * The schedule works out to an officer having 2 weekends off, then work 2 weekends.

Moorhead BEATS

The City of Moorhead is divided into 4 BEATS. Officers can not only bid what shift they want to work, but also an area of the city. The team and beat concept allow officers to build relationships with individuals or groups within their area.

Map of Patrol Beats

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