About Windom

Windom is a lively, growing city (pop. 4700), that is the county seat of Cottonwood County.

A transportation hub for the region as Windom is served by two major highways.

The city has a diverse economy including manufacturing, agriculture, hunting, medical and adult care facilities.

Windom is one of the state’s leading telecommunication centers with state-of-the-art fiber to home.

Windom’s historic courthouse square is the focal point for a variety of successful retail businesses.

By the Numbers

  • School Population: 1,150
    • Pre K –12th grade with 30+ college credit courses
  • 65000 Acres of Public Hunting Land in SW Minnesota
    • One of the Top 10 Pheasant Hunting Areas in America
  • Parks and places to play
    • 15 parks, 5 playgrounds, outdoor pool, beach, river kayaking
    • Ice/Horse/Racquetball Arena
    • Skate park
    • Ball fields
    • Local gun club
  • 2 Workout Centers
  • Variety of youth and adult sports/activities
  • 15 Churches
  • 14 Service Clubs
  • 2 Hotels
  • Numerous local festival and arts events

You will need to upload the following documents during the application process – please have them ready to upload.

  • Cover letter and resume
  • Copy of MN Peace Officer License or copy of letter from POST Board confirming eligibility
  • Copy of any applicable training certificates
  • Veteran’s Preference Form AND DD214 (if applicable)

All forms must be received by:  Open until filled

Please contact Chief Peterson if you have questions: scott.peterson@windompdmn.com or call 507-831-6134

Full Time Police Officer Advertisement 

The City of Windom is currently accepting applications for the position of a Full-Time Police Officer. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and be P.O.S.T. licensed or eligible to be licensed at the time of hire. A copy of the P.O.S.T. license or Eligibility letter must be received with the application. Applicants will be required to pass background, physical, and psychological evaluations. Starting salary is $31.03 per hour with option of starting at a higher rate of pay.

Application forms are available below or you can contact the Windom Police Department at 507-831-6134. The City of Windom is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

**Please use the online application form above to apply – this replaces the mail in application**


  • 2024 Starting Salary – $31.81 with potential of starting at a higher pay step depending on experience

Full Time Officer Benefits

  • 8 hours of sick time earned each month
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • 40-230 vacation hours per year (depending on years of service)
  • Provided full initial uniform
  • Yearly uniform stipend after 1st year
  • City pays 75% of single and family health insurance premium
  • HSA/VEBA Plans Available
  • PERA Retirement Life Insurance
  • Optional Dental/Vision Plans
  • Optional Deferred Compensation

Part Time Officer Benefits

  • PERA Retirement

Department Opportunities

  • Drug Task Force
  • Bike Patrol
  • K-9
  • Field Training Officer
  • Full Time Investigator
  • School Resource Officer
  • Specialized In-house Trainers
  • Evidence Management
  • Community Relations
  • Regional HEAT(SWAT) Team

You must be a licensed Minnesota Police Officer or eligible for  Minnesota POST licensing

  • Able to pass a thorough background
  • Able to pass medical, physical and
    psychological examinations
  • Drug Free