Now Accepting Applications
Thank you for your interest in your future career with the St. Cloud Police Department. Whether you are considering a future in public service, or are an experienced officer interested in exploring new opportunities, a rewarding career path starts here. The St. Cloud Police Department is seeking hard-working individuals who are passionate about their community and serving others with compassion, honesty, and respect.
What sets us apart? With 122 sworn positions, there are endless opportunities. St. Cloud Police Department is one of the largest metropolitan police departments in Minnesota, which translates to increased opportunities for leadership and advancement. Specialty assignments include Criminal Investigations Unit, Violent Offender Task Force, Community Response Team (COP House), SWAT, K9, Community Crime Impact Team, Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer, Sex Trafficking Task Force, and many more! St. Cloud Police Department invests in our recruits. New recruits will participate in a 10-week academy consists of high-quality instruction using the latest law enforcement training techniques and philosophies to put our police recruits in the best position to succeed. Police recruits can expect to gain extensive hands on training and knowledge in various topics to include use of force, policy and statute review, scenario-based training, etc. while being paid at the appropriate full police officer wage.
Come to a department that cares about YOU! We are known to place a heavy emphasis on officer wellness, which is seen in the following initiatives:
- Peer Support for Employees
- Critical Incident Debriefing for Employees and their Spouses
- State of the Art Fitness Center
- Indoor Pickleball Court open 24/7 for Employees
- Heart Scan/Calcium Score For Employees
2024 wage range is $34.99 - $48.93/hour. Candidates possessing previous experience will have a starting salary determined by years of service and civil service board rules.
2024 Lateral Pay Steps:
2 Years of Experience = $36.39/hour
3-4 Years of Experience = $37.85/hour
5+ Years of Experience = $39.36/hour
Applicants must be POST licensed or license eligible by August 12th, 2024.
How to Apply
- Application for Employment (PDF)
- Email completed application to Human Resources Email
- Text a recruiter now for additional information:
- 96 hours paid vacation per year, increases over time
- 8 hours paid sick leave per calendar month
- 13 paid holidays per calendar year
- 1 personal day per calendar year
- Health Flexible Spending Account
- Employer/employee paid pension through PERA
- Employee Assistance Program
- Longevity pay after five years of service
- Cell phone discounts with participating vendors
- St. Cloud Federal Credit Union deductions
- Deferred compensation plans
- For Police Officers, employer will pay 100% of the monthly premium for single insurance coverage and 90% of the monthly premium for family insurance coverage.
- Community information and benefits package
Peer Support and Mental Wellness
The St Cloud Police Department has an atmosphere of wellness and caring. The department has a Peer Support team that consists of 25 members made up of multiple ranks and non-sworn personnel that have received 40 hours of specialized training. We utilize an application called PeerConnect so that all employees can access Peer Support at any time of day with the push of a button. Peer Support team members post wellness related articles to the application for employees to review. Our sworn employees receive training yearly by our clinical director who is a licensed therapist on topics such as the importance of sleep, exercise, eating healthy, etc. Officers are encouraged to reach out and set up appointments for themselves or family members as needed. We have a state of the art gym within the police department that is open to all employees and their family members. The gym is updated frequently with new equipment. We have a pickle ball court inside of our heated parking garage that employees can use. The city pays for Calcium Heart Score testing for officers over 35 which is an easy way to potentially detect warning signs of heart troubles early.
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.