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Ask a Trooper: Can police officers patrol outside their jurisdictions

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Question: I see a lot of city police officers out of their jurisdictions. Are they allowed to patrol outside the city and stop vehicles?

Answer: Being that I am not familiar with which municipal police department you are referring and their policy and procedures, I will explain this simply: Yes, they can.

Any "peace officer" with a current and up-to-date Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) license has the ability.

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