Employment Opportunities

Police Officer


Application Deadline: October 1, 2021 at 4:00 pm
2021 Salary Hiring Range: $32.70-$40.88/hour

Job Summary

The Forest Lake Police Department is seeking applications for one immediate full-time Police Officer and an eligibility list for 2022. Applicants must be highly motivated, dedicated to community service, and possess a strong work ethic and communication skills.

The Forest Lake Police Department strives to find talented candidates for both current and future openings, which may include identifying candidates with the potential to move into police officer positions due to future vacancies. We are proud of the partnerships we have built with our community, schools, and city leadership. We are excited to bring new members to the team.

We welcome both entry-level and experienced lateral candidates.  Interested persons must complete and submit a city application by the listed deadline. Candidates must be eligible to be MN POST licensed at the time of appointment.

2021 total contract salary range is $68,016–$88,441 annually ($32.70- $42.52/hour) along with health, dental and vision contributions up to $1,315/monthly. Additional salary and benefit considerations, as well as a streamlined training program, may be given based upon experience and current pay structure.  Up to $2,000 a year in tuition reimbursement is available to all employees.

​Qualifying applicants will go through an interview process. Finalist(s) will be required to successfully complete a thorough background investigation, as well as a medical and psychological evaluation.  

How to Apply:

Applicants must apply through the city's application portal to submit a completed application, cover letter, and City Employment Application.

Commission Appointments  
The City of Forest Lake is currently accepting applications for the Human Rights Commission. If you are interested in serving on any of these commissions, please fill out the Boards and Committee Application.  Your application will be kept on file for one year.  Questions regarding any vacancy can be directed to the City of Forest Lake at 651-464-3550.