Police Officer

St. James, MN
St. James Police Department

The St. James Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police Officer.

This is a union position with a starting hourly rate for the 2023 contract of $28.00/hr. Officers achieve top pay after 9 steps at $42.50/hr. (2023). Applicants with prior law enforcement experience are encouraged to apply and can be given lateral entry pay.

Per the 2023 union contract, there is an exceptional benefits package which includes vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, minimum 3-hour call back time for court and/or work, health insurance, $2,300.00 yearly HSA contribution provided by the city, and $825.00 uniform allowance with carry over.


  • Qualified applicants must possess at minimum a 2-year AA/AS Degree in Law Enforcement or certificate from an accredited college.
  • Valid class D Minnesota Driver’s License.
  • MN POST Board license or letter from POST Board showing you are eligible to be licensed. (This must be attached to your application)
  • Applicants must be able to pass a thorough background investigation, physical, and psychological evaluation.