Police Officer

University City, MO
University City Police Department

Police Officers are responsible for maintaining law and order, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, protection of life and property, apprehension of law violators, and other related duties in the Police Department such as in the Bureau of Investigation and traffic enforcement.


The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

• Provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.
• Record facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities.
• Monitor, note, report, and investigate suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity in patrol area.
• Identify, pursue, and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.
• Patrol specific area on foot or motorized conveyance, responding promptly to calls for assistance.
• Review facts of incidents to determine if criminal act or statute violations were involved.
• Render aid to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries.
• Investigate traffic accidents and other accidents to determine causes and to determine if a crime has been committed.
• Testify in court to present evidence or act as witness in traffic and criminal cases.
• Photograph or draw diagrams of crime or accident scenes and interview principals and
• Regular, reliable attendance.


Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

• Completion of Policy Academy preferred

• Graduation from high school, preferably supplemented by additional education

• POST Certified preferred.