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City of Orono, Minnesota
The Lakeshore City

Our current application process for part-time police officer is now closed.  Thanks for all who applied.

The Orono Police Department adheres to all guidelines set forth by the MN Peace Officer Standards &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 21years old before considered for. 


Minimum Requirements


All candidates for a sworn police officer position need to pass a written test, physical agility test, psychological and medical exams, thorough background investigation and oral interviews.  On top of the mentioned items we also look for the following traits:

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Self-initiation and drive to accomplish tasks
  • A desire to learn
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Ability to effectively work with community members and businesses
  • A positive attitude



City of Orono, 2750 Kelley Parkway, Orono, MN 55356 - Main (952) 249-4600 - Fax (952) 249-4616