Police Officer

Sedalia, MO
Sedalia Police Department

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for providing police services to the public for the purpose of maintaining public order and safety. An incumbent in this position may be designated Senior Police Officer.

The purpose of this position is to enforce local, state, and federal laws. Successful performance helps ensure the provision of professional and effective law enforcement for the City of Sedalia.

Essential Functions:

  1. Patrols assigned areas to identify and deter criminal activity and to identify public safety hazards.
  2. Responds to calls for police service and provides assistance to citizens.
  3. Issues citations and makes arrests for traffic law violations.
  4. Investigates crimes, traffic accidents, missing persons, and other incidents.
  5. Processes crime scenes: photographs scene, takes fingerprints, and gathers and packages evidence.
  6. Interviews victims, witnesses, and suspects.
  7. Enforces local, state, and federal laws by issuing warnings and summonses, serving warrants, and making arrests.
  8. Writes reports of crimes, accidents, arrests, and other incidents.
  9. Prepares cases for presentation to prosecutors.
  10. Testifies in legal proceedings.
  11. Directs traffic and provides crowd control.
  12. Renders assistance in calls for service for vehicle lock-outs in emergency situations, escorts, and emergency contacts.
  13. Refers citizens with non-law-enforcement problems to appropriate agencies.
  14. Assists other agencies with investigations.
  15. May write and maintain records for Grants.
  16. Conducts safety programs for schools, clubs, and other civic organizations.
  17. May perform animal control duties.
  18. May be assigned to special duties such as traffic, investigations, community policing, and evidence as may be required.
  19. May act as instructor to other officers for specialized equipment.
  20. May supervise use of special equipment.
  21. Presents D.A.R.E. curriculum to local schools.
  22. Must be responsive to calls for urgent or emergent assistance even when off-duty.
  23. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  1. High school diploma or GED.
  2. United States citizen.
  3. Minimum of 21 years of age or within 6 months of 21st birthday.
  4. No felony or serious misdemeanor convictions.
  5. Valid driver’s license.
  6. No more than three (3) moving violations, none with alcohol, in the previous 5 years.
  7. Good reputation.
  8. Any tattoos or brand must be approved by the Chief of Police.