Capitol Police Officer

Jefferson City, MO
State of Missouri

Salary: $51,828.24 per year.

Position Summary:

The Department of Public Safety is seeking a Capitol Police Officer who believes in providing quality service with honesty, high degree of integrity, strong work ethic and accountability to aid in achieving our mission. Our community policing philosophy is unique to the community we serve on a daily basis.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide protection persons and property within the Missouri Capitol Police jurisdiction.
  • Patrol, detain, investigate complaints, and make arrests for violations of state laws. Issues citations and testifies in court cases.
  • Prepare reports of state law and security regulation violations.
  • Operate and monitor intrusion and fire alarm systems and respond as needed.
  • Enforce parking regulations.
  • Assist during fire evacuations and hazardous weather conditions.
  • Assist during special events and assignments as required.
  • Responds to radio dispatched calls for service according to the Standard Operating Policies (SOPs).
  • Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations of crimes, interviews witnesses, collects and preserves evidence.
  • Performs prolonged walking or standing while patrolling on foot. Operates police department vehicles and equipment to include mobile computer terminals.
  • Participates in in-service training.


  • Must possess a Missouri Class A or B Peace Officer License through the Missouri Department of Public Safety.
  • Ability to maintain a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification.
  • Must possess a valid Missouri vehicle operator’s license.
  • Ability to pass an in-depth background investigation administered by the Missouri Capitol Police prior to appointment.
  • Ability to pass a medical and visual examination with eyesight corrected to 20/40, pre-employment drug screen, and a psychological evaluation as prescribed by the Missouri Department of Public Safety after a conditional offer of appointment has been made.
  • Physical ability to sit and stand for long periods of time and able to lift, carry, push, pull or drag up to 180 pounds occasionally;
  • No objectionable tattoos and no tattoos visible while on duty (i.e. can be covered with a long sleeve shirt), or when representing the Missouri Capitol Police in an official capacity unless approved by the Chief of Police.
  • Prior police experience preferred and include primary duties of responding to calls for service, conducting preliminary and/or follow-up investigations of crimes, and apprehending, detaining, and arresting suspects.