Community Service Officer Cadet

St. Louis Park, MN
St. Louis Park Police Department

Salary: $24.00 Hourly.

Position Summary:

Provide support services for the police department in a manner consistent with the mission and goals of the St. Louis Park Police Department. During the term of part time employment (48 months maximum), attend an accredited post-secondary institution with intent to prepare for and become eligible for POST licensure.

Essential Functions:

  • Apply St. Louis Park Police Department’s community oriented policing philosophy in the course of regular duties.
  • Responsible for animal complaints: citation, detention and transportation to designated veterinary shelter.
  • Respond to complaints and take enforcement action when appropriate.
  • Assist with care and maintenance of all police department equipment.
  • Write clear and complete police reports and assist with citizen inquiries at headquarters, in accordance with department policy.
  • Assist with other city departments as needed including, but not limited to, delivering council packets, cash deposits, etc.
  • Perform tasks associated with jail activities including prisoner intake, meals, mandatory checks and maintenance of jail supplies.
  • Assist the investigations division in returning property, recovered or used as evidence, to owner, and with other matters.
  • Perform other duties and assume other responsibilities as directed by department personnel.
  • Position will work approximately twenty, but no more than twenty-nine, hours per week for up to 48 months from date of hire.


  • 18 years of age.
  • Physically capable of performing essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • High School graduate or GED.
  • Valid MN driver’s license.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully complete college level course work.
  • Fulfill requirements for tuition reimbursement in accordance with the city’s tuition reimbursement policy.
  • Possess a general knowledge of department operations.
  • Ability to learn the geography of St. Louis Park, including important buildings and the street system.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to teamwork when working with department members and city staff.
  • Must have no felony convictions and ability to pass a thorough law enforcement background investigation.