Police Officer

West St. Paul, MN
West St. Paul Police Department

$69,534.40 – $96,491.20 Annually

We want you to be part of the change and join our team!  If you are interested in learning about becoming a police officer in West St. Paul, please apply on line.  The City is accepting applications for police officers on an ongoing basis.  This provides you an opportunity to check out what we have to offer you if you choose to join our team.  While you must be POST eligible prior to being hired, we invite you to apply during your education process so we can answer any questions you may have.

Primary Duties

  • Enforces state and federal laws, Minnesota traffic code, and city ordinances.
  • Patrols assigned areas, directs traffic, conducts preliminary investigations and identifies and preserves evidence.
  • Prepares general police and crash reports, CAD comments, forms, intelligence, and other departmental communications in accordance with the Department and industry standards.
  • Testifies in court as required.
  • Makes arrests and transports prisoners while complying with department booking procedures.
  • Patrols to safeguard the health, welfare, and property of others.
  • Handles citizen complaints.
  • Inspects and maintains departmental issued and shared equipment.
  • Participates and supports departmental programs.
  • Develops relationships with residents to enhance community problem solving and programs.
  • Advises businesses and residents of safety precautions, crime prevention tactics and provides information on state laws and City ordinances.
  • Performs other duties and assumes other responsibilities as are apparent or assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, or a directly related degree.
  • Licensed as a peace officer by the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (POST) or be eligible to be licensed.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License with no suspensions or revocations within the past three years.
  • Must pass a comprehensive background check, medical exam, drug test, psychological exam, and physical agility test.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a sworn law enforcement role.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, or a related field.
  • Bi-lingual; Spanish preferred.
  • Experience as a Military Police Officer, Corrections Officer, Community Service Officer, or Reserve Officer.