Police Officer

Columbia, MO
Columbia Police Department

Salary: $60,008 annually ($28.85 per hour).

Closing Date: 06/03/2024.

Position Summary:

The purpose of this job is to enforce the law and protect citizens within the community. Detects and prevents crime in assigned area and completes administrative duties as required. Participates in training and continuing education. Responds to calls, conducts investigations, promotes problem solving activities, and provides court testimony as necessary.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensures safety and security of citizens by enforcing laws and ordinances.
  • Maintains and develops partnerships and relationships with citizens and community organizations.
  • Conducts investigations; collects and examines evidence.
  • Patrols city roadways, enforces traffic ordinances, directs traffic and investigates traffic accidents.
  • Adheres to legal protocols and processes.
  • Participates in ongoing training and maintains required certification and licensure.
  • Provides court testimony as necessary.
  • Performs administrative duties; completes and maintains accurate records and documentation.
  • Instructs and mentors co-workers.
  • Participates in meetings.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Associate’s Degree or 2 years of college in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, or related field preferred.