Community Service Officers

Community Service Officers (CSOs) are part-time, non-certified, uniformed (but not armed) members of the Public Safety Department. The role is designed for those seeking a full-time career in law enforcement to get practical, hands-on experience in the community. Duties and responsibilities of CSOs include:

  • Wearing a uniform on a daily basis, including body worn cameras and an approved belt with OC spray, taser, handcuffs, flashlight and radio.
  • Transporting individuals to jail.
  • Handling minor traffic accidents and assisting in traffic and crowd control.  
  • Handling animal complaints, including investigating complaints, impounding animals and citing owners in violation of city code.   
  • Patrolling for and resolving violations of municipal ordinances, including burning violations, trash violations, parking violations, and violations relating to use of public parks and playgrounds, reporting violations to police officers when necessary.
  • Transporting property and evidence as required.
  • Providing general assistance on non-hazardous activities in all areas of police work.
  • Maintaining department vehicles and equipment. 
  • Engaging our community at events and while on duty.

Interested in becoming a community service officer?

If you are interested in working as a CSO with Woodbury Public Safety, please reach out to Recruitment Officer Kyle Myers via email or 651-302-2474

Job postings for CSOs will be posted online when available. All applications are accepted online. 

  1. Minimum Qualifications
  2. Benefits
  • Strong interest in a career as a police officer.
  • Completed or working towards completion of required schooling for the desired career path.
  • Ability to work a maximum of 29 hours per week, including weekends and holidays.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Have earned either a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Possess a valid MN driver's license.
  • Able to pass a public safety background, psychological assessment, and physical/medical exam.