Lateral (Merit-based) Transfers for Peace Officers

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for lateral (merit-based) transfers for peace officer.  There are many advantages to being a lateral transfer beyond just putting your experience to work sooner, including:

  • A streamlined hiring process since you have already completed a competitive process. 
  • Transfer of your sick leave (up to 120 hours per every year of service).
  • A modified and condensed field training officer (FTO) program.
  • Matching your current vacation accrual rates and pay in most cases.
  • Continued participation in the Police & Fire Plan with the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA).

To transfer and join the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, you must currently be employed as a full-time licensed peace officer with an active Minnesota peace officer license issued by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).

You’ll join the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff and be eligible to promote to Sergeant after three years.

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