5-200 Responsibility of Police Officers
In the City of Minneapolis, on-duty officers shall take all steps reasonably necessary to enforce the law after considering the tactical situation.
Minnesota Statutes 629.40 subd. 3 provides that when an on-duty licensed peace officer acting in obedience of an order of the court, or in the course and scope of their employment, or in fresh pursuit is outside of the officer’s jurisdiction, that officer is serving in the regular line of duty as fully as though the service was within their jurisdiction. (11/14/88)
Off-duty officers in their jurisdiction have peace officer authority. Officers shall consider the tactical situation and liability to themselves and the department.
By the City Council Resolution (84R-047), Minneapolis police officers do not have peace officer authority when they are off-duty and outside their jurisdiction. The City of Minneapolis will not provide liability protection or worker’s compensation benefits to officers acting in a law enforcement capacity when they are off duty and outside their jurisdiction. In these situations, Minneapolis police officers only have the power of citizen’s arrest. (11/14/88)
Minneapolis police officers have peace officer authority outside of Minnesota only in incidents of fresh pursuit. Officers who are outside the boundaries of Minnesota for extradition, or other matters of direct concern to the City, are not to engage in police activities unless they are necessary in the performance of their duties as agents of the City, and then only after consideration of the tactical situation. (04/01/93)
Police officers do not have the right to strike or to engage in any work stoppage or slow-down.