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Occupational Employment Statistics


33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, State, or Federal laws and ordinances. Perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Minnesota 9,200359$40.87/hr$27.06/hr$33.61/hr$41.21/hr$49.34/hr$52.89/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration9,140$41.19/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 170$40.83/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 180$34.27/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 210$34.27/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 230$32.26/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 350$43.03/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 360$40.88/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 440$34.31/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 510$32.50/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 520$34.31/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 640$35.06/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 710$35.06/hr9.5%
Southeast Minnesota 770$40.36/hr9.3%
Southwest Minnesota 820$33.97/hr5.5%
Northwest Balance of State 870$32.50/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,070$33.13/hr5.0%
Central Minnesota 1,150$39.63/hr9.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,680$44.12/hr4.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 5,610$42.83/hrN/A
Minnesota 9,200$41.21/hr5.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Correctional Officers and Jailers 4,750$29.18/hr-6.7%
Animal Control Workers 50$24.96/hrN/A
Protective Service Workers, All Other 780$20.92/hrN/A

  • Examine immigration applications, visas, and passports and interview persons to determine eligibility for admission, residence, and travel in the U.S.
  • Record facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities.
  • Monitor, note, report, and investigate suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity in patrol area.
  • Identify, pursue, and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.
  • Monitor traffic to ensure motorists observe traffic regulations and exhibit safe driving procedures.
  • Inspect cargo, baggage, and personal articles entering or leaving U.S. for compliance with revenue laws and U.S. customs regulations.
  • Drive vehicles or patrol specific areas to detect law violators, issue citations, and make arrests.
  • Process prisoners, and prepare and maintain records of prisoner bookings and prisoner status during booking and pre-trial process.
  • Relay complaint and emergency-request information to appropriate agency dispatchers.
  • Patrol specific area on foot, horseback, or motorized conveyance, responding promptly to calls for assistance.