Admissions

Law Enforcement Program

The Law Enforcement Program at Minnesota West, Worthington campus, provides a two-year Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree n law enforcement. The curriculum has been designed in collaboration with the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board learning objectives and is Minnesota POST Board approved. Students will have the option to pursue licensure and begin their career upon completing the Associate of Applied Science degree.


Application Procedure

A.A.S. Degree applicants
To be considered for acceptance into the A.A.S. Law Enforcement Program, you must complete the following:

  1. Complete the online application for general admission to Minnesota West.

  2. Complete and submit the Law Enforcement Program application.

  3. Read and submit the Minimum Selection Standards Affirmation.

  4. Complete and submit the State Vehicle Use Agreement and Consent Form.

Once these steps have been completed contact the Law Enforcement Program Administrative Assistant to schedule an interview with the Coordinator of the Law Enforcement Program. At this interview, the Coordinator will assist you with completing the rest of the process to enter the program.


Additional paperwork that will need to be completed by the time classes start are:

  • Schedule a physical exam with your physician. Have the physician complete this physical form.

  • Complete the MMPI-2 test (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2). Pre-registration and pre-payment for the test is required. Please contact the Law Enforcement Program Administrative Assistant to schedule a test time.

  • Obtain and submit a printed copy of your criminal history record report (public and private data) from the Minnesota BCA or from the lead state law enforcement agency in your state of legal residence.


Admissions Confirmation
Upon receipt of all documents, your file will be reviewed for your admission to the A.A.S. Law Enforcement Program at Minnesota West. If you are accepted into the A.A.S. Law Enforcement Program, you will be sent a letter of confirmation. If you are not accepted, you will be sent a letter with explanation. 



See the Law Enforcement webpage for more information.

 


Questions?
Contact Sharon Balster
507-372-3473
sharon.balster@mnwest.edu