Employment Opportunities

We are currently in the process of hiring one full-time officer.  Please print out APPLICATION and submit by deadline.

The Orono Police Department adheres to all guidelines set forth by the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training board (POST) for training and hiring. All interested in becoming a police officer need to have a minimum of a two year college degree

Many agencies are also requiring a candidate to be at least 21 years old before being considered for a position.

Minimum Requirements

  • Possess a two or four year degree with an emphasis in Criminal Justice or have two or four year degree in any discipline
  • Pass a law enforcement certificate course, if you don’t have a LE degree through a Professional Peace Officer Education program
  • Pass POST licensing examination
  • Or meet reciprocity requirements

All candidates for a sworn police officer position need to pass:

  • Oral interviews
  • Physical agility test
  • Psychological and medical exams
  • Thorough background investigation
  • Written test

On top of the mentioned items we also look for the following traits:

  • Ability to effectively work with community members and businesses
  • Desire to learn
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Positive attitude
  • Self-initiation and drive to accomplish tasks

Department Facts

  • Orono has 27 full-time officers and 3 part-time officers.
  • Orono is part of the West Metro Drug Task Force, which is one of the most productive task forces in the state.
  • Orono is also part of the Lake Minnetonka Swat for the west metro area; collaborating with:
    • Minnetrista Public Safety
    • South Lake Minnetonka Police
    • Wayzata Police
    • West Hennepin Public Safety
  • Orono PD contracts with three other communities for police service:
    • Minnetonka Beach
    • Mound
    • Spring Park