Community Service Officer – AMENDED

City of Minneapolis
July 21, 2021
Minneapolis, MN
Job Type


As the largest and most vibrant city in the state, Minneapolis depends on purposeful, dedicated and innovative employees. Minneapolis has a large variety of careers for people of all experiences and backgrounds who come together for a singular purpose-serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis.

The Minneapolis Police Department is looking for Community Service Officer candidates - people who have a strong sense and commitment for public service, outstanding character, sound judgment, excellent work ethic, effective oral and written communication skills, interpersonal tact, empathy, and compassion.

A Community Service Officer (CSO) works approximately 20-30 hours per week in the Minneapolis Police Department for up to three years while enrolled as a student in an approved, two-year law enforcement program and/or working toward completion of Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) licensing requirements. CSO's assist the police department and community by promoting intercommunication, understanding and cooperation between the Police Department and the diverse communities of Minneapolis. The CSO is a civilian position which has the possibility of promotion to a full time Police Officer position.

Want to learn more about the CSO program? The Minneapolis Police Department is hosting an information session which you are highly encouraged to attend. Attendance is optional for all applicants or potential applicants. Registration is NOT required. We will highlight and discuss some of these topics:

  • Application process and educational requirements
  • Background Investigation information
  • Oral Exam expectations
  • Medical, psychological, physical and drug & alcohol testing
  • CSO Academy and Education Program

Tuesday, July 27 at 5:30 PM
Special Operations Center
4119 Dupont Ave North
Minneapolis, MN 55412
Job Duties and Responsibilities: (Including but not limited to)

  • Assists patrol officers in non-enforcement activities
  • Responds to citizen requests for service
  • Maintains police vehicles and equipment as assigned
  • Picks up and delivers correspondence for the department and community organizations
  • Identifies and reports criminal activity
  • Assists citizens in identifying crime prevention techniques
  • Recovers abandoned property
  • Assists in traffic control of special events, major fires, parades and accidents
  • Assists department officers or other agencies in providing transportation as requested
  • Must pass periodic performance evaluations

Exposure to hazardous conditions and life-threatening situations.

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