Becoming a Police Officer


To be eligible to participate in the Police Officer recruiting process, applicants must meet the minimum requirements located in the job description (PDF). We have this Job Description listed to provide information about becoming a Police Officer. This is not a job opening. You may apply for a Police Officer position when there is an opening advertised on our linked Employment Opportunities page.
How to Become a Peace Officer in Minnesota

General Information

  • Police Department Brochure (PDF)
  • Application for Employment for Police Officer (PDF) 
  • You may apply for a position only when one is advertised.
  • If you are interested in applying to be a Police Officer, please click the top left link to ensure that a position is being advertised.
  • The City of St. Cloud accepts applications only when a specific job is advertised.
  • If you have any questions, please call the Human Resources office at 320-255-7217. 

Rejection Criteria

The rejection criteria listed is not intended to be all inclusive.  Information relative to any other arrests and subsequent disposition of such shall be evaluated by the St. Cloud Police Department in detail.  Factors to be considered are the seriousness of the crime, multiple occurrences of a crime, length of the time between crimes, and when the crime was committed.