Salary and Labor Market 

Labor Market Information
Estimated Regional Employment 2014 Entry Level  Annual  Wage      2014 Median Annual Wage 2014 Projected Growth Rate    2010-20 Projected Regional Job Opening 2010-20
Police & Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1140 $32,448 $52,021 +9.3% +370
Correctional Officers & Jailers 930 $35,422 $45,822 +1.9% +210
Detectives & Criminal Investigators 50 $47,362 $61,110 +9.1% +30
​Private Detectives & Investigators ​ND ​$32,947 ​$39,062 ​ND ​ND
​Probation Officers & Correctional Treatment ​220 ​$26,978 ​$50,606 ​+20.4% ​+110
 Source: DEED Labor Market Information Office,
Ridgewater College Placement Statistics 
Number of Total Graduates /
Related Placement Rate
2012 2011 2010
Law Enforcement 0 / 0% 0 / 0% 0 / 0%
Source: Ridgewater College Career Services  
Ridgewater College Related Job Postings
Number of Job Postings
2013 2012 2011
Law Enforcement / Safety / Security 43 37 52
Source: Ridgewater College Career Services 
Past Job Postings on Ridgewater's Career Services Jobs Website for Ridgewater Graduates
      Business Name                         Position(s)                           Location
Best Buy Asset Protection Associate Hutchinson, Minnesota
Burnsville Police Department Community Service Officer Burnsville, Minnesota
City of Dubuque Police Officer Dubuque, Iowa
City of Moorhead Police Officer Moorhead, Minnesota
City of Redwood Falls Police Officer Redwood Falls, Minnesota
Lubbock Police Department Police Officer Lubbock, Texas
Madison Police Department Entry-Level Police Officer Madison, Wisconsin
Midwest Protection Agency Security Officer Plymouth, Minnesota
Minneapolis Police Department Police Officer; Police Cadet Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minnehaha County Certified Law Enforcement Officer; Deputy Sheriff Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Minnesota Monitoring Drug Testing Collector Willmar, Minnesota
Prairie's Edge Casino Resort Security Officers Granite Falls, Minnesota
Rice Memorial Hospital Security Officer Casual Willmar, Minnesota
Sioux Falls Police Department Police Officer Sioux Falls, South Dakota
St. Cloud Police Department Policing Assistant St. Cloud, Minnesota
St. Cloud State University Campus Security Officer St. Cloud, Minnesota
St. Louis County Patrol Officer - City of Virginia Virginia, Minnesota
State of Minnesota State Trooper; Radio Communications Operator Minnesota
Torgerson Properties Security Services Willmar, Minnesota
University of Wisconsin, River Falls Police Officer River Falls, Wisconsin
 Source: Ridgewater College Career Services   

Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.