Blaine Citizens Academy is a nine-week course designed to introduce residents to the structure and daily operations of the Blaine Police, Fire, and Community Standards departments that comprise the City of Blaine Safety Services Division.
The fast-paced academy provides both classroom and hands-on training, offering a fun and safe behind-the-scenes look at the functions of the Safety Services Division while allowing participants an opportunity to perform tasks otherwise reserved for police officers and firefighters.
Safety services professionals will conduct and oversee simulations like felony traffic stops, motor vehicle extrication, and firefighter training exercises to show participants first-hand the pressure, hard work and satisfaction associated with working in public safety.
Minnesota State Statute §471.701 Salary Data: A city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees.
This notice may be provided on the home page of the primary website maintained by the political subdivision for a period of not less than 90 consecutive days, in a publication
of the political subdivision that is distributed to all residents in the political subdivision, or as part of the annual notice of proposed property taxes prepared under section 275.065.
City Manager $204,568; Safety Services Manager/Police Chief $182,187; Finance Director $177,403.