updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
In addition to full- and part-time job opportunities with the city, there are also occasional volunteer opportunities in a number of areas. To see a list of current volunteer opportunities and to learn more about volunteering with the City of St. Louis Park, please visit our volunteering page.
updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016
The City of St. Louis Park Police Department is a proud participant in the
Suburban Law Enforcement Training
This program is designed to bring non-traditional candidates into the field of law enforcement, thereby diversifying the ranks of suburban police departments and more closely aligning departments to the communities they serve. Individuals looking for a new career path and a way to make a difference in their communities are encouraged to apply.
No law enforcement training or experience required – just a desire to serve the community through policing, and the ability to complete the required training and pass the licensing exam.
Applicants must have a 2 or 4 year degree from a regionally accredited college, university or technical school, but it can be in any field of study. Must be a U.S. citizen with a valid driver’s license and no felony convictions. The program specifically seeks those with the ability to fluently speak and proficiently read and write a second language, in addition to English, and who have experience living or working with non-white populations.
How the Program Works
Successful applicants will be hired as Police Trainees by a participating suburban police department. This is a full-time position paying $20.50 per hour, plus insurance and pension benefits. As a Police Trainee, individuals will attend 40 hours a week of college coursework and training at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, for approximately 16 weeks, and then take the state licensing exam for police officers. All course fees and equipment is paid for.
Upon graduation and successful completion of the licensing exam, Trainees will be promoted to probationary Police Officers and begin their career in law enforcement just like any other new officer.
Timeline & Selection Process
Interested individuals complete a single application form that will be routed to multiple participating departments. After interviews, background checks and various pre-employment evaluations, successful candidates will be given a job offer and enrolled in the inaugural program, starting May, 2017.