Now hiring for Community Service Officers

We are accepting applications through August 2, 2021.

Information session

Tuesday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Special Operations Center
4119 Dupont Ave N

  • Attendance is optional, but encouraged.
  • Registration is not required.
  • Topics include: 
    • Application process and educational requirements
    • Background investigation information
    • Oral exam expectations
    • Medical, psychological, physical, and drug and alcohol testing
    • Community service officer academy and education program


Application deadline is Monday, August 2

We are looking for candidates with:

  • A strong sense and commitment for public service
  • Outstanding character
  • Sound judgment
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal tact
  • Empathy
  • Compassion

About the job

  • A Community Service Officer (CSO) works for the Minneapolis Police Department while:
    • Enrolled in an approved law enforcement program and/or
    • Working toward completion of Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) licensing requirements
  • You assist police officers in the community by promoting communications, understanding and cooperation between the police department and the community. 
  • This is a civilian position.
    • Being a CSO will make you a stronger candidate for becoming a police officer. 

See position description and apply


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