Law Enforcement Trainee -- ICPOET Program
Full-Time Law Enforcement Trainee -- ICPOET Program at City of Saint Paul
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Government
Pay Type: Hourly
Compensation: $25.45
Education Level: N/A

Have you always dreamed of a career in law enforcement?

Now is your opportunity to work for the Saint Paul Police Department! We are looking for two talented career-changer individuals with no experience in law enforcement to join our team as law enforcement trainees. The Intensive Comprehensive Peace Officer Education and Training (ICPOET) Program is designed to help you earn a full-time salary and benefits while attending school to obtain your licensure to become an SPPD Police Officer.

Here's how the program works: Candidates must have a two- or four-year regionally accredited college degree in any field of study. No law enforcement training or experience is required. POST eligible applicants do not qualify for ICPOET. This position is a full-time position with a starting wage of $25.45 per hour plus health insurance, and paid vacation and sick time. Law enforcement trainees will be paid to attend 40 hours a week of college coursework and training for approximately 22 weeks. After the coursework is completed, the trainees will take the licensing exam for police officers. The education coursework will be completed at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, MN or Alexandria Technical and Community College in Alexandria, MN. In addition to earning a wage, all course fees and equipment are provided and paid for by the SPPD. Upon completion of the education program, trainees must attain POST licensure eligibility before attending the SPPD Police Academy to become a sworn police officer at the City of St. Paul. Timeline for ICPOET program: June 2024: SPPD Interviews June/July 2024: SPPD Background investigations for top candidates August 2024: SPPD Physical, drug screen, and psychological exams September/October 2024: Candidates hired by SPPD at the end of September and classes begin at Alexandria Tech (10/1/24) or Hennepin Tech (10/14/24) Our Benefits: We offer competitive wages, and a variety of excellent benefits, including health insurance, retirement contributions and paid vacation and sick time.

Please note: This ICPOET opportunity is one of a set of career pathways programs that the SPPD offers. If you have any questions about law enforcement career programs available at SPPD, please contact or visit Police Recruitment | Saint Paul Minnesota (

Equity, Inclusion and Belonging: The City of Saint Paul is dedicated to dismantling systemic racial, cultural, and economic barriers that prevent people from fully enjoying and participating in our community and ensuring fairness in opportunities and outcomes for all individuals. At the City of Saint Paul, we want our workforce to reflect the diverse city that we serve. Our leaders are guided by an unapologetic equity agenda, which promotes the belief that true equity is building a city that works for all of us. We encourage you to apply as we are most interested in finding the best candidate for this job.


Must have a two- or four-year regionally accredited college degree in any field of study. No prior law enforcement training or experience is required. Must NOT have completed a MN Skills program or taken the MN POST or reciprocity exam. Must attend and maintain passing grades and complete all course work associated with the ICPOET program -- a full-time professional peace officer education program in Alexandria, MN or Brooklyn Park, MN. Enrollment must be maintained throughout employment until the date of graduation from the program.
Must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota Class D Driver's license or equivalent out of state driver's license. Must have no felony convictions; including pardons and/or expungements, no criminal convictions of gross misdemeanor or equivalent level, no physical assault, domestic assault, or eluding the police convictions.

City of Saint Paul

Contact: Cecilia Fisher
Phone 651-266-6466
15 West Kellogg Boulevard, Suite 700
Saint Paul, MN, MN 55102
Transit: No Transit