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: 1,200
    • 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

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 $25.10 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.  Fax and email applications will not be accepted. Please mail applications to the Windom Police Department, 444 9th St. Windom MN 56101

Requirements for Application:

All forms must be received by:  Open until filled

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 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


  • 2023 Step 1, Starting Salary – $25.10 with option of starting at a higher rate of pay

Department Opportunities

  • Drug Task Force
  • Bike Patrol
  • K-9
  • Field Training Officer
  • Full Time Investigator
  • School Resource Officer
  • Specialized 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