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Community Liaison Officer
Community Liaison Officer
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CLO – Community Liaison Officer


A Community Liaison Officer (CLO):

Ø      works with sworn police personnel in the field and/or office

Ø      assists sworn police officers with criminal investigation cases

Ø      attends community meetings

Ø      provides assistance with translation, interpretation and information gathering during neighborhood events and/or with victims of crimes

Ø      may be assigned to special events (winter carnival, taste of Minnesota, parades etc)




You must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a United States citizen
  • not have any felony convictions; including pardons and/or expungements (according to Minnesota Statute 364.09) 
  • have a High School Diploma or GED Certificate
  • have a valid MN Class “D” driver’s license or equivalent out-of-state license, with no suspensions or revocations (suspension for parking related offenses may be excluded)
  • be in good physical condition (for information on Physical Requirements contact the Saint Paul Police Department/Recruitment Unit at (651) 266-5886
  • be bilingual and fluent (speaking, reading and writing) in a secondary language, which may include (but not restricted to) Spanish, Hmong, Cambodian, Laotian, Vietnamese, Somali or any other foreign language.  American Sign Language is also recognized as a second language
  • be enrolled in a POST (Police Officer Standards and Training) approved Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice Program
  • maintain a satisfactory level of progress while in college /university and skills program
  • complete education and license requirements within the four years


For more information regarding the SPPD, please contact our background/recruiting office at (651) 266-5595.



Application Process:


The City of Saint Paul must have a current posting for the position of “Community Liaison Officer.” If you would like information on current job openings contact the City of Saint Paul Human Resources Office at:


Office of Human Resources                 Telephone: (651) 266-6500

City Hall Annex, Room 200                Saint Paul Job Openings

25 West 4th Street

Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102


Salary:                                   Community Liaison Officer (CLO) $34,300.00 annually


Vacation:                               1 – 4 years …………….12 days

                                                After 5 years ……….....18 days


Holiday:                                 Ten days per year


Sick Leave:                           14 days per year


Insurance:                            After thirty days of employment, you and your dependents qualify for City paid contributions toward health and life insurance benefits


Promotional Rights:           After two years of employment with the SPPD you will qualify for promotional rights, which will guarantee your eligibility for a position in the SPPD Academy


Tuition Allowance:             The City of Saint Paul has a tuition reimbursement
                                                program.  Depending on availability, you may receive
                                                up to $625.00 per year for Law Enforcement related

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