Community Liaison Officer

Community Liaison Officer


CLO – Community Liaison Officer

A Community Liaison Officer (CLO):

  • works with sworn police personnel in the field and/or office
  • assists sworn police officers with criminal investigation cases
  • attends community meetings
  • provides assistance with translation, interpretation and information gathering during neighborhood events and/or with victims of crimes
  • 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
25 West 4th Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

You can also visit our Saint Paul Job Openings site to browse current job openings.

General Position Information

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 education.