Police Officer

Crestwood, MO
Crestwood Police Department

Salary: Minimum $57,570 – Maximum $ 76,760.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Operational level Officer of the Crestwood Police Department. Police Officers are responsible for law enforcement and crime prevention activities of the Crestwood Police Department. Responsible to the General Public for police related services.

Essential Functions:

  • Under the supervision of a Police Sergeant.
  • Law enforcement and crime prevention activities.
  • Capable of effecting Custodial arrest / Juvenile custody as situation warrants.
  • A variety of general or supportive duty assignments that are necessary to the process of providing police services to the community.
  • Must be capable of following orders and functioning effectively under adverse and stressful situations.
  • On-scene control at crime, accident scenes, or other events requiring police services.
  • Conduct preliminary investigations and document results to department standards. Conduct follow up investigations when warranted, documenting results to standard.
  • Provide expert witness testimony as part of a civil or criminal process.
  • Identifies and reports any perceived safety hazards or hazardous conditions.
  • Implements department goals and objectives as directed.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Handles and responds to citizen inquiries, concerns, and complaints.
  • Responsible for Jail Operations.
  • Responsible for Radio room / Communication tasks as directed.
  • Responsible for all department equipment and notifying supervisor for maintenance concerns.
  • Entrusted with Law Enforcement issues of a confidential nature.
  • Monitors the public, maintains peace, order and discipline.
  • Provides traffic law enforcement functions.

Requirements:

  • This position requires graduation from a P.O.S.T. certified police academy or attending a qualified P.O.S.T. certified police academy class scheduled to graduate during this hiring period.
  • An Associate of Science or Associate of Arts Degree is preferred but commensurate experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
  • U.S. Armed Forces service with Honorable Discharge may be substituted for the above stated college requirement.
  • Continuing education requires 48 hours of P.O.S.T. certified training in different specified areas every three years.
  • Must have successfully completed the field training process and a probationary period of no less than 1 year.