Police Officer

(Oakdale, MN, Pop. 28,315) The City of Oakdale is accepting applications for full-time Police Officer in the Oakdale Police Department. This hiring process seeks to fill future vacancies.  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.  


  • Associates Degree
  • Completion of Law Enforcement Skills Program
  • Licensed or eligible to be POST licensed by November 1, 2020. 

The current labor agreement provides for a starting salary of $27.28 hourly, with wage increases after six months, one year, two years, and $39.35 after three years of service, per the 2020 contract.  Lateral entry candidates can start at an hourly rate up to $35.41 and up to 40 hours of vacation at start of employment.  Exceptional benefits package, including: health benefits and 96 hours of paid Holiday time. 

Interested candidates must submit a standard City of Oakdale Employment Application no later than 3PM on Friday, October 23, 2020. Application forms may be downloaded from the City of Oakdale’s website at www.ci.oakdale.mn.us. Submit applications and resumes one of three ways:

Email:   OPDemployment@ci.oakdale.mn.us
Fax:      651-730-2828
Mail:     Oakdale Police Department
            1584 Hadley Avenue North
            Oakdale, MN 55128

  1. Sue Barry

    City Clerk
    Phone: 651-730-2704