The City of Fairmont does not currently have any job opportunities within the police department. Applications for the current Full and Part-time positions were due by 4:00 PM on October 25, 2013.
The City of Fairmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The City of Fairmont has five lakes within the city limits, which offer numerous recreational opportunities. There is a four pool aquatic park with activities for all ages. The city has a series of bike trails and the extensive park system allows for many different hiking trails and other outdoor activities. The city recently completed a new soccer complex, and one of the city parks offers an eighteen hole disc golf course. There are numerous golf courses in the area and one in the city limits. The local medical center is continually expanding and it is part of the Mayo Health Systems. Click here for more information on the City of Fairmont.
The Fairmont Police Department celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2001, and it continues to grow and change with the times. There are currently seventeen full- time licensed officers, including one code enforcement/animal control officer. The Fairmont Police Department also employs full-time licensed Officers to work part-time to help fill shifts and provide security for special events. The department has a variety of different full-time assignments available.
The full-time patrol officers work four 10-hour shifts, and have a standard 80 hour two week pay period. Current monthly pay rate for a full-time new hire is $5173.60. Other benefits included for full-time officers is a uniform allowance, excellent health insurance, compensatory time, accrued sick leave, and generous vacation leave. Eleven holidays equate to another 110 hours of vacation time. Doubletime is paid for any holidays worked. Fairmont Officers belong to LELS, Inc. local 176 union.
Patrol squads and officers are well equipped. Each Ford Explorer SUV squad has a laptop computer with wireless internet, video equipment, a radar unit, a P.B.T., a tint meter, a digital camera, a cell phone, spike strips, an AED, a shotgun and a first aid kit. Full-time Officers are provided with a Glock .45 handgun, a Colt M161A rifle, an X26 Taser, a vest with a ceramic plate, Mace, a Streamlight Strion flashlight, all leather gear, a winter jacket and an initial set of uniforms.
If you have any questions or would like more information on the Fairmont Police Department or the City of Fairmont please call (507) 238-4481 and ask for the Chief, Lieutenant or an on-duty Sergeant.