Officer Noor passed police trainings and had all certifications, records show

The Minneapolis Police Department released Officer Mohamed Noor's personnel file Monday, outlining his hiring process and training regimen just one week after he shot and killed Justine Damond while responding to a sexual assault call in the Fulton neighborhood. 

These documents show the standard hiring process the police department goes through, with Officer Noor attending 29 weeks of cadet training before being hired on a 12-month probationary contract. His program started in March of 2015, with Noor receiving an entry level salary of $19.63 an hour with a standard pay increase that November to $26.97 an hour.

The MPD says Noor was not “fast-tracked through an accelerated cadet program” as some have been reporting.

"I think when people use that label 'fast track' it gives the connotation that corners are being cut and people aren't being held to types of standards," Nate Gove with Minnesota Board of Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) told Fox 9.

Gove says the 29-week program Noor completed is no less rigorous than the traditional training.
Noor passed all his training requirements and certifications on the first try, including the Peace Officer Licensing Examination required for all MPD officers.

His file shows he began as a temporary officer in the 2nd Precinct in October of 2015, transferring to the 3rd Precinct in January 2016 before landing at the 5th Precinct in May of that year.

His original application for the cadet program lists a management job at Extended Stay Motels in Bloomington, along with jobs at Prime Therapeutics and AT&T Wireless. In the only other section left without redaction, Noor outlines his fluency in Somali, claiming a high degree of speaking ability that can be used on the job.

The MPD requires at least a two-year degree; however that degree does not need to be law enforcement specific. In officer Noor's case he had a business degree from Augsburg College.