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Peace Officer Application Checklist

Applications for Fall 2023 will be accepted until May 1, 2023. 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:

1. Qualifications

Check to see if you meet the minimum selection standards and comply with Board of Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Rules before you start the application process. If you do not meet ALL of the minimum admission requirements**, you are not eligible to apply.

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

2. Prerequisites

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 HTC's Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE) Program. 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 Law Enforcement program.

3. Apply to Hennepin Tech and Peace Officer Program

You must complete the Hennepin Tech application and Peace Office program application separately to be accepted.

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

Complete the Peace Officer Program Application eForm within the application deadline dates. Application to the program does not guarantee placement.

  • To complete the Peace Officer application, you must download the Minimum Selection Standards and Criminal Conviction forms from the left side navigation bar.
  • Fall Semester Admission, apply between February 15 - May 1
  • Spring Semester Admission, apply between July 15 - October 1
  • Summer Session Admission, apply between December 1 - February 14
  • eAPPLICATION NOTES: Under Educational Intent, select "Earn occupational certificate/diploma". Then choose "Brooklyn Park campus location, and POLC- Peace Officer Certificate" under the Academic Program of Interest section.

4. Email Setup

Set up your my.HennepinTech student email account as soon as possible after you have been admitted to Hennepin Tech.

  • Further instructions and notifications will be sent to this student email address.

  • Please log in using:

  • You may view your Hennepin Tech name-based email address under your profile when you are logged in to your Hennepin Tech email account.

  • Be sure to write your Hennepin Tech email address in the designated area on the Law Enforcement program application.

  • Contact the Hennepin Tech Computer Lab if you need assistance with your student email account.

5. Submit Transcripts

  1. 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: Tom Draper

      Law Enforcement 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.

6. Questions?

Contact Hennepin Tech's Law Enforcement program if you have questions about admission to the Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE) Program.