The Orono Police Department is made up of 27 full-time and three part-time police officers. The agency offers a variety of job assignments. There are four Patrol Sergeant’s, fifteen Patrol Officer’s, one Inv. Sergeant, two Investigators, two School Resource Officer’s a Drug Task Force Officer a Deputy Chief of Police and the Chief. Our administrative team includes multiple CSO’s, two Administrative Assistant’s and an Office Manager. We offer several dozen programs for career enhancement. Some of those are SWAT, Community Service Dog Program, Growth Through Opportunity, Traffic Education and Enforcement programs, UAV program, Youth Firearm’s Safety, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Police Explorers and many other community engagement related programs.
The Orono Police Department services four cities which include Minnetonka Beach, Mound, Orono and Spring Park. These communities are all located in west-central Hennepin County and comprise a large portion of Lake Minnetonka. It is an eclectic area comprised of approximately 20,000 local residents and two school districts in our service area. The makeup of our community as a tourist/recreation destination makes policing our community unique. We have many parks, trails and water related activity in a beautiful makeup of suburban and rural.
We are seeking good people who desire a wide variety of law enforcement experience to include problem-solving, pro-active policing, education, community building, teamwork and exemplary moral standards.
This position is open until filled and also requires a resume along with the completed application. Oral interviews will be conducted on a continual basis based on packets received. Submit resume and application to Orono Police Department.
The Orono Police Department offers a strong compensation package which includes education allowance opportunities to further your education. The 2023 wages range from $35.02 to $45.99/hr plus longevity with additional pay in longevity and also specialty pay incentives. Lateral transfers for currently licensed police officers are able to negotiate vacation and sick starting accruals. Our officers are L.E.L.S Union employees with a current contract through December 31, 2025.
Candidates must complete a thorough resume and application, successfully pass oral interviews, background investigation, psychological and physical examinations, have a valid Minnesota driver license and be MN POST licensed or eligible to be licensed by June 01, 2023.