Types of jobs

We post three types of jobs.

Community service officer

Do not apply if you have POST certification and a law enforcement degree

Details
  • Work in the field supporting police officers and connecting with community members
  • While employed, get the education and certification you need to become a police officer
    • We pay for your tuition and books at an approved school
  • Work 20 hours a week while going to school; 40 hours a week if you have completed your degree
  • After you pass your POST exam, you are eligible to be hired as a recruit officer

Community service officer duties

Police officer - cadet

Do not apply if you have POST certification and a law enforcement certificate

Details
  • Complete an accelerated course to earn your law enforcement certificate — we pay for your tuition and books
  • Complete your state-mandated skills training and POST certification
  • Get promoted to recruit status when you pass your POST exam
  • Go through our police academy and field training
  • You are paid as an employee while you are in school and training
  • In return for paying for your education and training, we ask that you commit to working for us for at least two years 

Police officer duties

Police officer - recruit 

Apply only if you have POST certification and a law enforcement degree

Details
  • Go through our police academy and field training
If you have experience working as a police officer
  • Indicate you are a "lateral applicant" if you have
    • A state police officer license, and
    • Experience working as a police officer in another police department
  • "Lateral applicants" may be eligible to start in a higher salary range

Police officer duties

Contact us

Police Recruiting

Phone

612-673-3000