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City of West St Paul
Police Officer

Position Title: Police Officer
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Select

Hiring Agency

Agency: City of West St Paul
Address: 1616 Humboldt Avenue
City: West St. Paul
State: MN    Zipcode: 55118
Contact: Jameelah Sharpe
Phone: 651-552-4121
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

Be the Change
We want you to be part of the change and join our team! The City of West St. Paul Police Department is accepting applications. To qualify for this opening, you must be licensed as a peace officer by the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (POST) or be eligible to be licensed by or before September 2023. We invite you to apply during your education process so we can answer any questions you may have.

We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. To learn more about being a police officer in West St. Paul, click on the link:

Our Hiring Process:
* Apply On-line at:
* Panel Interviews
* Background check
* Command Staff Interview
* Conditional Offer
* Pass medical, drug, psychological screening and physical agility test

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 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 by or before September 2023.
*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.
*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.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 05/18/2023

Application Period Ends: 09/15/2023

Number Positions to be Filled: 1

Yearly Salary: $69,534.40 to $99,382.40
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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