Law Enforcement
  • Class Time: Day or Evening
  • Semester: Fall or Spring Semester
  • Campus: Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice Education Center, Brooklyn Park
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Accredited by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, HTC's Law Enforcement Certificate program provides both the academic and skills components of the mandated law enforcement curriculum.

From learning Minnesota statutes and the U.S. Constitution, to studying criminal and traffic law, to developing the many skills used in daily law enforcement, you'll learn from faculty with a wide range of law enforcement experience.

All HTC students are required to pass a physical fitness test.  Testing will be conducted during the skills component on the Concept2 Rower at the 50 percentile according to a person's age, gender and weight. Applicants must row 2000 meters, scoring at or above the minimum 50 percentile on their test in order to pass the fitness test at Hennepin Technical College.  The 2000 meter test takes place at the level 5 or damper setting 5 on the flywheel.

Click on the link below from the MN State Patrol and enter your age, gender and weight to view required times. 




Entry Requirements

To enter the program, you will need to possess a valid driver's license, be able to pass a criminal background check, and not be prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a firearm. You must pass a psychological exam that would certify you would not be a harm to yourself or others. You must pass a physical exam which indicates you have sufficient strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance to satisfactorily complete the firearms, defensive tactics and patrol tactics included in the skills portion of the program.

Job Outlook

The job market is competitive. We recommend our students to be a well-rounded candidate. Many students have volunteered in the community, speak a second language, or have experience outside of the law enforcement field.

Possible job titles include: Police Officer, State Trooper, Sheriff's Deputy, Peace Officer, Sheriff Deputy, Conservation Officer

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