Police Officer- Entry Level

Join the Saint Paul Police Department as an officer and you will protect and serve the community. The City of Saint Paul is one of two inner-core cities for the major metropolitan area, the Twin Cities metro. As a result, you will become part of one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the State of Minnesota. SPPD is a busy and complex jurisdiction that supports the safety of not only city residents but the millions of commuters and visitors that enter our city annually.

Your work will include the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of criminal laws and city ordinances. The day to day life of an officer can be challenging. However, the best officers know that their response to dangerous or emergency situations saves lives. As a larger agency, SPPD has many roles officers fill. Examples include responding to traffic accidents, de-escalating threatening situations, and contributing to investigations. Whatever the role you choose to play, SPPD is seeking officer candidates who will proudly promote safety for the city and are committed to maintaining respect for the people served.  

For a fuller job description visit the city human resources page.


Salaries for Police officers start at $55,000 +; with generous compensation packages.

Qualifications to Join SPPD

​Becoming an SPPD officer is highly competitive as our department receives hundreds of applications every year. Learn more about the required qualifications and competencies so you may ensure you are adequately prepared.