Full Time Police Officer

Date Posted:

Wednesday, March 6, 2024


Oak Park Heights Police Department


Open until filled

Position Objectives:


The City of Oak Park Heights seeks a full time Police Officer to enforce State and Federal laws and City ordinances. CURRENT STUDENTS, NEW GRADS, LATERALS encouraged to apply.

We offer hiring incentives which include $5,000 sign on bonus or up to $10,000 tuition debt reimbursement.

Lateral transfers for well qualified applicants will be considered for wage and vacation starting points.  

Oak Park Heights has a 5,000-resident population with a large business district which swells our daytime population to 8-10,000. We have a very supportive city council with strong community support.  Currently Oak Park Heights P.D. is a 13-person department consisting of patrol officers, sergeants, investigator, school resource officer for the Stillwater Area High School / investigator, police chief, and records / reception. 2 Officers are assigned on call to a multiagency County wide SWAT Team and Mobile Field Force Team.   Officers work an 11-hour shift with every other weekend (Fri/Sat/Sun) off.  The department provides a technically current and professional work environment with a supportive wellness program.   

The city offers competitive salary & benefits in a professional, participative environment.  Applicants must be MN POST licensed or eligible to be licensed by July 1st 2024. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and pass an in-depth background check, physical, and psychological examination prior to appointment.     

Union wage range per LELS contract which includes max 10% incentive pay for education/health wellness is $75,235 to $107,479 annually or $36.17 to $51.67/hour for 2024. Current contract for 2025 has been settled at 3.5% increase.      


This posting is open until filled. CLICK HERE to complete the online Police Officer Application.