Community Service Officer candidates sought

Do you know someone who would like to become a police officer? If so, be sure to let that person know that the City is recruiting Community Service Officers (CSOs). Serving as a CSO is a great opportunity for high school seniors, veterans and others to set out on a path to becoming a police officer. 

CSOs work at least 20 hours a week in the Minneapolis Police Department while enrolled as a full-time student in an approved, two-year Law Enforcement Program. The City pays for all college tuition and books. CSOs earn between $15 and $18 per hour. Full-time CSOs work 40 hours per week after completing the Skills Program.

CSOs assist patrol officers in non-enforcement activities, respond to citizen requests for service, report criminal activities, teach crime prevention techniques to residents and help with traffic and crowd control.

If a CSO succeeds in the academic program, fitness training, and job performance, he or she may be eligible for promotion to full-time police officer.

To be considered, applicants must:

How to apply

Applications are due no later than May 3. To learn more, visit the Minneapolis Police Department’s website.



Published Apr 24, 2013



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