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Who we are

The members of the Chaska Police Department are proud to serve our community. We are dedicated to building public trust through 

  • Community partnerships and programs
  • A high standard of professionalism
  • An emphasis on customer service

Our staff is dedicated to problem-solving policing that helps build community-based solutions. We protect life and property and enhance the safety and quality of life for everyone in the community.

We are professionals who come to work with high energy, believing in the work and our team.

  • Competitive wages with longevity steps every 4 years 
    • Start: $39.10/hr
    • 24 months: $42.18/hr
    • 36 months: $48.10/hr
      • 3% increase after 4 years
      • 5% increase after 8 years
      • 7.5% increase after 12 years
      • 11% increase after 16 years
  • "Holiday" bank of 156 hours per year used as time off or paid out
  • "Time Owed" bank of 104 hours per year used as time off or paid out (patrol)
  • Night shift differential pay of $1/hr
  • Financial incentives for many of specialty positions
  • Lateral transfer incentives - start at top base wage for patrol officer
  • Yearly uniform allowance
  • Generous paid personal leave accrual
  • Post-retirement healthcare savings plan
  • Paid workout-on-duty program (onsite workout facility) plus other officer wellness incentives and programs

Public Safety Facility

Construction is set to begin in the spring of 2024 on a public safety facility.

Check out the details on our Future of City Facilities website.

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