The City of Minneapolis offers among the finest benefits available.

City employee benefits overview

Our employees enjoy competitive salaries and generous benefits.  For information about City of Minneapolis employee benefits see our Benefits Overview.

Police officer additional benefits

Special Duty

Special duty time is when an employee is excused from regular duties to perform special activities.

Special duty may be for all or part of a workday.

Health Club Membership

All eligible police officers receive an individual membership at Lifetime Fitness paid for by the city.

Officers may choose an alternate health club from a list of eligible health clubs and the city will pay dues equal to the amount of Lifetime Fitness.

Newly hired officers are eligible for membership upon completion of their training.

Longevity Pay

Longevity pay is an hourly salary increase based on years of service to the MPD. At the beginning of the eighth year of service, police officers qualify for longevity pay.

Off-Duty (Outside) Employment

Police officers can receive approval to take off-duty uniform jobs.

Recruit/Cadet officers are generally prohibited from off-duty employment while attending the Police Academy.

Read more about Off-Duty Employment in the MPD Policy Manual.


As the largest law enforcement employer in the State of Minnesota, there are many assignments and career opportunities to pursue in the Minneapolis Police Department.

Performance Pay

For more details see the Police Officers' Federation of Minneapolis Labor Agreement.

Shift Differential Pay

Police officers who work a scheduled shift in which a majority of the work hours fall between the hours of 6:00pm and 6:00am are paid a shift differential based on the current labor contract.

Uniform Reimbursement Allowance

MPD Officers are entitled to reimbursement for the purchase price of uniforms and equipment as determined by contract negotiations.


Last updated Feb 25, 2020



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