Police Officer
City of West St. Paul, MN
$27.29-$40.39 Hourly
$56,763.20 - $84,011.20 Annually

The City of West St. Paul is currently recruiting for Police Officers. West St. Paul is a diverse, first ring suburb located adjacent to Minnesota’s Capital City of Saint Paul. This position will perform responsible police work involving the protection and safety of the Community through the enforcement of laws and ordinances while developing a community relationship in such a manner that lives and property are protected and community livability is enhanced.

Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are fluent in Spanish or Sign Language, have a bachelor’s degree and previous experience in a law enforcement setting desirable.

TO APPLY: Submit City application at www.wspmn.gov. For more information, contact Human Resources at (651) 552-4121; 1616 Humboldt Ave., West St. Paul, MN 55118

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


MAP union members and their families are encouraged to apply for The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund before the March 1 deadline.

Applicants must submit their fully completed, signed application by March 1, 2018. To qualify, candidates must be permanent State of Michigan residents and be a member of MAP or immediate relation to a member of MAP. Candidates must have completed a high school education, or its equivalent, on or prior to June 30, 2018 to be eligible.RaiderAwardsBarch 3783LR3

The mission of The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund is to assist members and their families who are motivated to improve society by enhancing their future careers through a college education. Carl Parsell Scholarships are awarded to deserving college bound students who desire assistance with their college tuition.

Carl Parsell Scholarships may be used to cover a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, and other required fees during the 2018-2019 school year. Scholars may use the award to attend any United States accredited university, college, community college, junior college, two or four year accredited degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a certification or license. Funds derived from The Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing determine the number of scholarships to be awarded annually. The maximum award available per student is $2,500.

Click on the Scholarship tab on the MAP website to apply and for more information. For questions, contact Julie Palmquist at the MAP office at (248) 509-7158 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Detroit Red Wings are rolling out the Red and Blue carpet in the inaugural season at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 and Thursday Feb. 22, 2018 for the annual Law Enforcement Night. Come out and support our brave men and women in uniform! Law Enforcement Night is open to all local, state, federal law enforcement officers, corrections officers, sheriffs, security, family members and the general public. Due to high demand and limited tickets, two nights are being offered this year.2014 Law Enforcement v4 300x300

Tickets start at just $55.00 and are very limited.

  • $7.00 from each ticket will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
  • Each ticket includes a Little Caesars Arena Inaugural Season Law Enforcement Appreciation Night patch
  • Groups of 30 or more will receive an autographed hockey puck for the group leader

SEE ATTACHED FLIER or order online at www.detroitredwings.com/law and Enter promo code "LAW"

To order by phone contact Detroit Red Wings representative Jamie Clark directly at (313) 471-7138.

MAP members and their families are eligible to apply for a $2,500 scholarship. Scholarships are awarded to deserving college bound students who desire assistance with their college tuition.

In 2017, four individuals were awarded Michigan Association of Police - Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarships. Qualifications include:

  • Permanent resident of the State of Michigan
  • Member of, or immediate family member of: Michigan Association of Police, Michigan Association of Public Employees or Michigan Association of Fire Fighters
  • Applicants must complete a high school education or equivalent by June 30, 2018

Scholarship Applications and conditions for eligibility are available under Scholarship Information on this website. Applications and any attachments must be completed and received by the Michigan Association of Police office no later than March 1, 2018.

For more information, contact Julie Palmquist at (248) 509-7158 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


* This is a new MAP unit.

"Originally all of their raises were based on the merit system, so we were able to get a substantial increase for new hires, then once they hit two years, they are in the merit system," said MAP Labor Relations Specialist James Steffes. "They used to have no funeral leave. We got the afternoon and night shift premiums increased. New hires, under the old union's contract, were limited to a maximum of 10 vacation days no matter how many years they worked. We got that increased to 15 days and they have the option to cash in 5 a year so they can get paid for them and not lose them. The older people always had the ability to get up to 20 days, but now have the ability to cash in 5 if they don't use them."

"I feel like it was a very big change for our group. It was a nice improvement from the last contract we had," said Kettering Campus Safety Officers Chief Steward Phil Howell of MAP's representation. "The union we were with didn't help us out very much. Our union stewards used to have to go into contract talks by themselves."

Contract Duration: 3-year agreement ratified 2-27-15 and effective 3-1-15 to 3-1-18.
Wage Increases:
New Hire - Increase from $10.25 per hour to $13 per hour.
Completion of probation - Increase from $10.95 per hour to $13.50 per hour.
Completion of 1 year - New Step Increase to $14.00 per hour.
Completion of 2 years - New Step Increase to $14.50 per hour.
After 30 months of service, Campus Safety Officers are eligible for performance based wage increases.
• Officers scheduled to work Sunday will be paid time and one-quarter for hours worked during their regularly scheduled shift. Officers will be paid time and one-half for all hours worked over 40 in a scheduled work week. Any approved vacation time will be counted as hours worked for the purpose of reaching 40 hours in calculating eligibility for overtime.
• Officers scheduled to work second shift will be paid a premium of 5% of their regular hourly rate up to a maximum of $.90 per hour. Officers who are regularly scheduled to work third shift will be paid a premium of 10% of their regular hourly rate up to a maximum of $1.60 per hour. There will be no pyramiding of premium pay.