Civilian Employment

Employment Positions

The Saint Paul Police Department employs over 100 civilians in a variety of exciting positions such as:

  • Accountants
  • Executive Assistants
  • Office Assistants
  • Parking Enforcement Officers
  • Community Liaison Officers
  • Radio technicians

Work While in School

If you have not yet started college or are currently attending, there may be other positions available that would allow you to work as you attend school, such as:

  • Parking Enforcement Officer
  • Community Liaison Officer

If you are interested, call the Office of Human Resources Job Line at 651-266-6502 for postings of positions that become available throughout the year.

Requirements for Participation

image Applicants must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Not have a criminal record
  • Reside or own a business / property within the City (unless otherwise designated by the Chief of Police)

Curriculum

The program is an 11-week course, held one evening per week from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm at the Training Unit at 367 Grove St. There is no charge to participate. Members who complete an 80 percent attendance will be awarded a certificate of completion at a ceremony presided over by Chief of Police Thomas Smith and leaders of our community.

Mission

The goal of the Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is to educate the citizens of Saint Paul with the operation of their police department while obtaining valuable feedback from those citizens. The Citizen Police Academy is not intended to serve as accredited law enforcement courses, but merely to provide insight to the internal workings of the police department.

Coordinators

Don Luna- Phone: 651-266-5583, FAX: 651-266-5675 Training Unit - Phone: 651-266-5555

Citizen Police Academy

Requirements for Participation

image Applicants must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Not have a criminal record
  • Reside or own a business / property within the City (unless otherwise designated by the Chief of Police)

Curriculum

The program is an 11-week course, held one evening per week from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm at the Training Unit at 367 Grove St. There is no charge to participate. Members who complete an 80 percent attendance will be awarded a certificate of completion at a ceremony presided over by Chief of Police Thomas Smith and leaders of our community.

Mission

The goal of the Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is to educate the citizens of Saint Paul with the operation of their police department while obtaining valuable feedback from those citizens. The Citizen Police Academy is not intended to serve as accredited law enforcement courses, but merely to provide insight to the internal workings of the police department.

Coordinators

Don Luna- Phone: 651-266-5583, FAX: 651-266-5675 Training Unit - Phone: 651-266-5555