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Peace Officer Application

To be accepted into the Peace Officer Skills Certificate Program you must

  1. counter_1 Apply to the College
  2. counter_2 Apply to the Program

Applicants to Hennepin Tech's Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE) Program will be notified by email of their admission status approximately 30 days after the application deadline.

Applicants must follow the requirements below in order to apply for Hennepin Tech's Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE) Program:


Check to see if you meet the minimum selection standards, as outlined in the PPOE Student Advisory Form below, and comply with Board of Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Rules before you start the application process.

A valid Driver's License must be maintained during the "skills" portion (second semester) of the licensing program to successfully complete the program.

If you do not meet all of the minimum admission requirements, you are not eligible to apply.

1. Apply to Hennepin Technical College

    1. Apply online to Hennepin Technical College and pay the $20 application fee.

      Note: You do not have to reapply to Hennepin Tech if you have applied within the last year; however, you must submit another Peace Officer program application.

    2. Submit Official college transcripts with prerequisite courses to Hennepin Tech for verification. Hennepin Tech must receive the official college transcripts by the application deadline date.
        • Hennepin Tech will retrieve official Minnesota State College transcripts electronically, free of charge, upon receipt of your online college application.
        • You must contact each Non-Minnesota State college where you have taken prerequisite courses to request an official transcript be sent to:
          Hennepin Technical College
          Attn: Peace Officer Program
          9110 Brooklyn Boulevard
          Brooklyn Park MN 55445-2410

      Note: If you are currently enrolled (Non-Minnesota State College) in a prerequisite course at the time of application, you must contact the college directly to request Another official transcript when new grades are available.

    3. Activate your StarID if you haven't already done so. You will use the same StarID and Password to login to your eServices account, etc.

2. Complete College Admissions Requirements

  1. Complete the Hennepin Tech New Student Online Orientation
  2. Set up your my.HennepinTech student email account as soon as possible after you have been admitted to Hennepin Tech.

3. Verify/Complete Prerequisites

  1. Review the Prerequisite Courses list and compare it to the classes you have taken.

    Note: All nine (9) prerequisite courses must be completed prior to starting Hennepin Tech's Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE) Program.

  2. If, after reviewing the prerequisite courses list, you are unsure whether the courses you've taken at another college meet the prerequisite criteria, contact the Hennepin Tech Peace Officer program.

4. Apply to Peace Officer Program

Admission Dates

  • Fall: February 15 - May 1
  • Spring: July 15 - October 1
  • Summer: December 1 - February 14
  1. Complete the Peace Officer Program Application eForm within the application deadline dates.
    1. Under Educational Intent, select "Earn occupational certificate/diploma".
    2. Choose "Brooklyn Park campus location, and POLC- Peace Officer Certificate" under the Academic Program of Interest section.
  2. Submit the PPOE Student Advisory Form (located in Qualifications above).

Note: Application to the program does not guarantee placement.

Contact Information

Hennepin Technical College
Peace Officer Program
9110 Brooklyn Boulevard
Brooklyn Park MN 55445-2410