Community Service Officer

Woodbury, MN
Woodbury Police Department

Salary: $21.91 – $27.16 Hourly.

Closing Date: 8/31/2024.

Position Summary:

The Community Service Officer is a non-certified uniformed (but not armed) member of the Public Safety Department directly responsible to the Director of Public Safety, shift supervisor or their designee. The Community Service Officer is required to perform non-hazardous duties that relate to public safety with the primary responsibility to promote a safe and healthy atmosphere in the community. The maximum length of this position will be three (3) years.

Essential Functions:

  • Take oral and written orders as assigned by the Public Safety Director or his or her designee.
  • Handle minor traffic accidents and assist in traffic and crowd control.
  • Assist police officers by transporting individuals to jail.
  • Handle animal complaints including investigating complaints, impounding animals and citing owners in violation of city code.
  • Patrol for and resolve violations of municipal ordinances including but not limited to junk cars, burning violations, trash violations, parking violations, and violations relating to use of public parks and playgrounds.
  • Patrol to observe other law violations and report them to a police officer on duty.
  • Transport property and evidence as required. Provide general assistance on non-hazardous activities in all areas of police work.
  • Maintain department vehicles and equipment. Transport department vehicles and equipment for repair or cleaning. Report needed repairs or replacement of city property, including road signs and streetlights. Report any hazardous condition observed.
  • Perform office duties as needed.


  • Strong interest in a career as a police officer AND:
  • Currently enrolled in or completion of any of the following: A law enforcement/criminal justice/public safety degree program or a current City of Woodbury employee, intern, or volunteer.
  • Minimum age – 18 years of age.
  • Valid and unrestricted driver’s license.
  • Must have earned either a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Ability to work 29 hours a week, between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
  • Ability to work with animals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the general public in a polite and respectful manner even under conditions of stress.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in making oral and written reports.
  • Ability to pass a public safety background.
  • Ability to pass a public safety psychological exam.
  • Ability to pass a public safety physical exam.
  • The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Proficiency in a second language.