Airport Police Officer

Springfield, MO
Springfield Airport Department

Salary: $42,910.40 – $70,137.60 Annually.

Position Summary:

To perform general and specialized law enforcement, security, and safety duties and provide information services at the Springfield/Branson National Airport.

Essential Functions:

  1. Performs law enforcement, security, and safety duties in support of the Springfield/Branson National Airport Security Program and Emergency Plan.
  2. Monitors and disseminates relevant threat information, law enforcement data and other intelligence.
  3. Conducts targeted vehicle inspections for explosive devices. Inspects and searches all delivery and motor coach tour buses for the same.
  4. Provides information services to Airport tenants and the traveling public.
  5. Administers emergency medical first aid to injured or ill persons as necessary.
  6. Provides law enforcement support of airline passenger screening program and oversees air carrier compliance in accordance with FAA regulations.
  7. Works with and assists other law enforcement officers in handling incidents including but not limited to such things as bomb, skyjacking or other serious threats to safety of persons and property using recognized police procedures and methods.
  8. Patrols airport on foot or in patrol vehicle; checks security of airport buildings, facilities, vehicles and grounds in accordance with federally mandated security procedures; enforces vehicle parking and traffic regulations applying to the airport; enforces State statutes, Federal laws, and City laws, ordinances and regulations.
  9. Prepares and presents clear and accurate written and oral reports either handwritten or computer generated.
  10. Makes arrests, issues citations, obtains evidence and testifies in court as necessary.
  11. Controls crowds and accommodates reception of groups, public officials or dignitaries.
  12. Receives in-service training and works with members of the Springfield Police Department periodically maintain efficiency in police work and gain increased experience.


  • Must be a high school graduate or have G.E.D.
  • 21 years of age.
  • Possess a Missouri Class A certification or a Class B certification.
  • Two years of law enforcement experience which must include responding to calls for service and apprehending, detaining, and arresting suspects.
  • P.O.S.T. Class A or B certification by the State of Missouri.
  • Must possess a valid Vehicle Operator’s License.