Police Department

Community Service Officer Program

The Community Service Officer Program has evolved into an important recruitment tool for the Duluth Police Department. Community Service Officers (CSO's) and Community Service Officer-Intern's (CSO-I's) provide front desk coverage and take low-level calls for service.

Community Service Officer-Interns are part of the Community Service Officer Program and are a paid student internship. CSO-I's work up to 30 hours/week and must be enrolled as a full-time student in a two or four-year law enforcement program, working towards completion of Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) licensing requirements. 

Community Service Officers have already graduated from their schooling and have met their minimum requirements for POST licensing. CSO's work no more than 13.5 hours/week.

The Community Service Officer Program results in a broader base of experience, expedited training, and in-depth knowledge of Departmental procedures. 

To apply to become a Community Service Officer-Intern, click here

Community Service Officers Ibrihim Carson and Ryan Nowacki respond to a variety of low-level calls for service.

Community Service Officers Ibrihim Carson and Ryan Nowacki respond to a variety of low-level calls for service.

Community Service Officers Katie Latourelle and Paulina Johansen assist the Duluth Police Department with a variety of tasks.

Community Service Officers Katie Latourelle and Paulina Johansen assist the Duluth Police Department with a variety of tasks.