Full-Time Police Officer

Are you looking for a supportive environment with a strong culture of employee wellness, modern equipment, robust training, and rotating position opportunities? Oakdale is hiring for full-time police officer.  

The Oakdale community and its City Council support our public safety departments. 


  • Competitive compensation structure with collective bargaining agreement settled through 2024.
  • Excellent comprehensive benefit package and medical insurance.
  • Strong culture of employee wellness: Ability to work out on duty, monetary wellness insurance incentives, and emphasis and resources for mental health support.
  • Generous paid time off package: Entry level hires earn 152 hours/year with potential for experienced lateral officers to accrue at a higher rate and/or time front-loaded.
  • In addition to PTO, 96 hours annually of holiday time which can be used as time off or paid out at the end of the year.
  • Department utilizes modern equipment, and the City embraces new technology opportunities.
  • Robust training program and member of the HERO training Center.
  • Rotating position opportunities for detective assignments.
  • SWAT, mobile field force, firearms instructor, defensive tactics instructor, and reality-based training instructor opportunities.
  • Department has a family-oriented culture where we take pride in serving others while supporting one another.   

Additionally, the community recently approved a local option sales tax that will be used to expand and remodel the police station. 

Candidates who have a strong desire for problem solving, community policing, and want to work for a department with an excellent culture of integrity and professionalism are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities and Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an associate’s degree, have completed law enforcement skills program, and be licensed, or eligible to be POST licensed by June 2023.

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Compensation and Benefits: The City recently completed a comprehensive compensation study; the 2023 salary range for this position is $37.33 – 46.66/hour. For lateral hires, "senior" 2023 salary range is $39.20 - $49.00/hour.  Lateral transfers are encouraged to apply. Pay and benefits will be evaluated based on years of service and experience. The City also offers a competitive benefits and leave package including tuition reimbursement. Lateral transfers are encouraged to apply. Pay and benefits will be evaluated based on years of service and experience.  

How to Apply: Complete a standard City employment application. Candidates are encouraged but not required to submit a letter of interest with the application. Completed materials should be emailed to HR@oakdalemn.gov with the subject line: Police Officer.

Timeline: This posting will remain active until vacancies are filled. First review of application materials will begin on March 20, 2023. Candidates will receive periodic updates on the status of the hiring process.

Questions can be directed to HR@oakdalemn.gov or by calling (651) 730-2714.

The City of Oakdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a diverse, welcoming and respectful workforce. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) women, LGBTQ+ and those living with disabilities as well as veterans.