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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
Central Minnesota 1,08092$35.57/hr$24.84/hr$31.00/hr$35.66/hr$41.05/hr$42.56/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health ServicesN/A$51.15/hr
Public Administration8,960$39.53/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 160$39.20/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 200$31.00/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 220$31.43/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 230$30.62/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 290$38.05/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 390$37.46/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 420$33.49/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 440$30.61/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 530$32.11/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 610$34.28/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 660$33.51/hr9.5%
Southwest Minnesota 730$31.75/hr5.5%
Southeast Minnesota 790$34.24/hr9.3%
Northwest Balance of State 900$30.61/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 1,080$35.66/hr9.2%
Northwest Minnesota 1,090$30.82/hr5.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,670$42.00/hr4.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 5,530$41.47/hrN/A
Minnesota 9,020$39.55/hr5.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Correctional Officers and Jailers 5,050$26.98/hr-6.7%
Animal Control Workers 40$27.49/hrN/A
Protective Service Workers, All Other 610$18.60/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.