Occupational Employment Statistics


33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 19028$38.30/hr$25.97/hr$33.09/hr$38.38/hr$45.81/hr$49.83/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration1,500$47.43/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$43.12/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$47.59/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 30$41.40/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 40$38.66/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$40.33/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$45.10/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$43.32/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 80$42.16/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 100$44.05/hr5.3%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 110$41.99/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 120$36.51/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 130$42.27/hr1.2%
Southwest Minnesota 140$37.99/hr1.5%
Northwest Balance of State 160$37.99/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 190$38.38/hr7.3%
Central Minnesota 200$40.83/hr13.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 810$52.74/hr9.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 920$51.30/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,510$47.47/hr7.6%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Police and Sheriff?s Patrol Officers 9,820$35.65/hr7.6%
Transit and Railroad Police N/A$36.46/hrN/A
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,390$37.72/hr6.5%

  • Prepare work schedules and assign duties to subordinates.
  • Maintain logs, prepare reports, and direct the preparation, handling, and maintenance of departmental records.
  • Explain police operations to subordinates to assist them in performing their job duties.
  • Supervise and coordinate the investigation of criminal cases, offering guidance and expertise to investigators, and ensuring that procedures are conducted in accordance with laws and regulations.
  • Direct collection, preparation, and handling of evidence and personal property of prisoners.
  • Monitor and evaluate the job performance of subordinates, and authorize promotions and transfers.
  • Review contents of written orders to ensure adherence to legal requirements.
  • Inspect facilities, supplies, vehicles, and equipment to ensure conformance to standards.
  • Explain police operations to subordinates to assist them in performing their job duties.
  • Train staff in proper police work procedures.