How can I wear the badge?

Each week we introduce you to Minnesota peace officers and how they got their start

More than 10,000 Minnesota men and women serve communities across our state as licensed peace officers.  Follow the links to the right for more information on exploring law enforcement, testing requirements and applications. 

Detective Matt Grochow was raised in St. Peter where he has served as a police officer for more than 25 years. See how his unique perspective and the relationships he has built helps him in his day to day work. 


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There are more stories and conversations on our Wear the Badge Facebook and Instagram pages.  Learn how current peace officers got answers to their questions.  

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Sgt. Jose Pelaez watched the 9/11 attacks as a child and grew up knowing one day he would want to serve, even though he lived thousands of miles away from the USA.