About Windom

Windom is a lively, growing city (pop. 4600), 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: 1,100
    • 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
  • 14 Parks and places to play
    • 14 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
  • 3 Hotels
  • Numerous local festival and arts events

Requirements for Application:

All forms must be received by 5:00p.m. on  Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Return forms to:
City of Windom
Police Department
444 Ninth Street
Windom, MN 56101

Full Time Officer Benefits

  • 8 hours of sick time earned each month
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 40-192 vacation hours per year (depending on years of service)
  • Provided full initial uniform Yearly uniform stipend
  • 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


  • 2019 Step 1, Starting Salary – $22.77
  • 2020 Step 1, Starting Salary – $23.48

Department Opportunities

  • Drug Task Force
  • Bike Patrol
  • K-9
  • Field Training
  • Investigations
  • School Resource Officer
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Use of Force Instructor
  • Evidence
  • Community Relations

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