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Cloquet Police Department
Thursday September 1st, 2022 :: 02:41 p.m. CDT


CPD is hiring!

The Cloquet Police Department is seeking applicants for one (1) full-time police officer opening within our organization. Under the direction of the Chief of Police, this person is responsible for preserving law and order, the protection of life and property, the prevention and detection of crime, the provision of emergency services, and the enforcement of laws and ordinances.
Those with prior law enforcement experience are encouraged to apply. Those with previous law enforcement experience will be compensated on a sliding pay and benefits scale, dependent on their experience.
The Cloquet Police Department is a young, diverse, and innovative department with a sworn authorized strength of 24. CPD serves a population of 13,000 who live within Cloquet, Scanlon, and the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation.
While the profession has experienced some challenging times over the past several years, we are pleased to serve an appreciative and grateful community.
In choosing to join the Cloquet Police Department team, you select an organization that prides itself on having a command staff in touch with our front-line personnel and investigators' challenges. While hierarchy and structure are essential, in choosing to join CPD., you join an organization where leadership recognizes that you are more than just a badge number and where your opinion matters and is valued.
The following are some of the opportunities presented in joining CPD.:

  • 12-hour "Dupont" schedule that includes a seven-day off stretch scheduled into each month
  • Flexible use of personal time
  • On-site gym
  • Opportunity for advancement: Patrol Sergeants and Detectives
  • Toward Zero Death (TZD) participation
  • D.W.I. Enforcement Officer
  • Field Training Officer
  • Drug Recognition Evaluator
  • Drone Pilot
  • Bicycle Patrol Officer
  • Use of Force Instructor
  • Training opportunities: D.M.T., Drug Interdiction, interviewing, de-escalation techniques, and EVOC/PIT, to name a few.
  • Quality Equipment (New building facility, updated squad cars, new mobile data terminals/squad computers, new squad cameras, new handguns, patrol rifles, Tasers, and department-issued cell phones)
Our department experiences a healthy and diverse call load that allows our personnel to stay busy and develop their skills. Our officers commonly see cases from beginning to end and expand their investigative and interview skills.
Many of our officers choose to live in Cloquet and have found Cloquet an ideal area for raising their families.
The area boasts many opportunities for outdoor adventure and engagement. Our city parks offer ATVs, snowmobiles, cross-country skis, a ski jump, mountain biking, and walking/hiking trail systems.
The Cloquet school system is excellent for officers with children. The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is also in our community.
We are located near Interstate I-35 and State Highways 33, 210, and 53, and we are fifteen minutes from Duluth and the Twin Ports.
  • Associates degree with coursework in law enforcement or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Applicants must be P.O.S.T. licensed or eligible to be licensed at the time of appointment, with the appointment date being September 16, 2022, or sooner.
  • Minnesota Class D Driver's License
  • Knowledge of approved practices, procedures, and techniques required in performing daily law enforcement duties
  • Other related knowledge, skills, and abilities as contained in the job description
  • Previous experience as a police officer is preferred
  • Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a background investigation, recruitment testing instruments, physical and psychological examinations, and City Council approval
CPD sworn personnel are represented by Teamster's Local 346 Union and offer competitive wages and benefits. This is a full-time, hourly position. The 2021 base starting salary is between $52,757.00 and $69,471.00, depending on experience, education, skill level, and city step plan placement. In addition, an excellent benefits package is provided.
If you are interested in joining our department and have questions, call or email Chief Derek Randall for more information at [email protected] or 218-879-1247.
Obtain an application packet from or pick it up in person at the Cloquet City Hall, 101 – 14th Street, Cloquet MN 55720, Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Return application to                     Human Resources
                                                                101 - 14th Street
                                                                Cloquet MN 55720
For initial consideration, a city employment application, resume, and pre-employment questionnaire must be received by Friday, September 16, 2022.   Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. EOE/AA

Cloquet Police Department
101 14th St
Cloquet, MN 55720

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 218-879-1247

Derek Randall
Chief of Police
[email protected]

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