I have been working at Saint Paul Police Department full-time (More than 8 years)
Saint Paul is a fun place to work. The officers mostly like to have fun and you will get the "big city" police feel without a lot of the real "big city" issues. There is plenty of work to do and there are plenty of opportunities to do something other than patrol.
As of 2015, it seems that the current administration and city leadership do not have the officers' best interests at heart. The administration argued for the city (against the officers) during a contract arbitration. The administration argued that the officers should not get the raise proposed by the Federation. There have been some high-profile incidents which have resulted in the administration choosing a very upward departure in discipline from the recommended discipline given by the Civilian Review Board.
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