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 26013$37.63/hr$25.39/hr$33.09/hr$38.25/hr$43.70/hr$48.62/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration1,500$46.00/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 10$43.55/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$37.01/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$38.69/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$37.86/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$41.10/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 40$44.94/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$43.35/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 90$40.60/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 100$38.44/hr1.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 100$40.27/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 110$41.81/hr5.3%
Southwest Balance of State 120$34.21/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 130$37.10/hr1.5%
Northwest Balance of State 160$37.76/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 190$40.08/hr13.5%
Northwest Minnesota 260$38.25/hr7.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 790$51.05/hr9.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 940$49.70/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,510$46.06/hr7.6%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 9,450$34.84/hr7.6%
Transit and Railroad Police N/AN/AN/A
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,490$36.11/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.