Police Officer

Full-time positions available, non-exempt (hourly)

Key Responsibilities
  • Law enforcement activities in the protection of life and property by patrolling assigned areas and responding to calls for service
  • Conducting investigations of crimes, incidents, and traffic accidents
  • Patrolling by vehicle, ATV, motorcycle, bicycle, or on foot
  • Preparing a variety of reports and records, including cases for court
  • Participation in community-oriented activities
  • May receive special assignments to work in Criminal Investigations, Crime Scene Unit, or Accident Investigation Unit
  • Minimum 21 years of age (at time of appointment)
  • Height & weight in proportion
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • High School Diploma or GED (post-secondary education is preferred but not required)
  • Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions
  • Must be willing and able to work rotating shifts, which include nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime assignments
Full-time: 12 hour rotating shifts
Part-time: Fills gaps in the schedule

Pay Range
$25.24-$37.86 per hour or $52,500-$78,750 annually
Full-time employees are eligible for full city benefits beginning 1st of month following hire.
Moving Expenses of up to $3,000 provided for full-time hires who are moving from 75 miles or further

Generally, preference is given to applicants who are currently certified by the Missouri POST Commission with a Class A MO Peace Officer License.  Applicants hired without a POST license, will be sent to a Department approved police academy, at the Department's expense.  *Possession of a Class A MO Peace Officer License by an applicant does not preclude the Department from sending the applicant to a Department approved police academy at the Department's expense. 

Applicants who are hired  prior to attending the academy will be eligible for full city benefits and compensated at 10% below the base minimum of the pay range until the academy is complete & they have attained their POST license.  Upon completion of the police academy, if mandated by the Department, the applicant will be assigned to the Field Training Program for a period of 14 weeks.  Upon successful completion of the FTO program, the applicant will be assigned to a regular shift within the department.  

Selection Guidelines

Formal application, rating of education and experience, appropriate civil service testing, including written and physical agility test, oral interview, background check, polygraph, psychological examination, drug testing, medical exam, and final selection.

Testing Dates
The written exam and physical agility exam are held on the 4th Saturday of the month.

Disqualifying Factors
  • The commission of a crime classified as a a felony under Missouri Statute regardless of conviction status
  • Non-felony crimes and incidents involving moral turpitude may be a disqualifying factor but will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis
  • Excessive traffic tickets
  • Conviction of a Domestic Violence related crime or the respondent of an active full order of protection
  • Sale, distribution, supplying of narcotics (to include prescription drugs)
  • Deceit or otherwise lying in an official police investigation or administrative inquiry
  • Use or possession of any controlled substance within the last five years (Where the use or possession of that controlled substance in itself would be classified a felony under Missouri Statute)
  • Any illegal use of a controlled substance in the past two years (to include prescription drugs)
How to Apply
Apply Online via the link on the Career Opportunities page.  Applications may also be accompanied by a cover letter and resume.

If selected to move forward in the hiring process,  you will be asked to upload the following documents:
  • Copy of your transcripts from highest level of education
  • Copy of your police related training certificates
  • Copy of your military DD-214