Police Officer

Kansas City, MO
University of Missouri - Kansas City

Salary range: $18.38-$30.68 per hour.

Essential Functions:

  • Observe and make note of suspicious persons, possible violators, hazardous conditions or unusual situations.
  • Check buildings and property following security procedures; lock entry-ways and points of access as scheduled, take note and report evidence of damage and possible break-ins.
  • Observe public or student gatherings and analyze developments to determine need for action.
  • Respond to emergency alarms and dispatched calls regarding a variety of services including: illness, accidents, disturbances, crime and other acts against persons or property, animal control, and motorist assistance.
  • Provide necessary assistance and take appropriate action based on analysis of situation and facts.
  • Assist in parking patrol activities including issuing citations and ordering vehicle removals.
  • Perform traffic control duties, directing automobile and pedestrian traffic to maintain safe and efficient flow.
  • Issue warnings or citations to drivers when violations of motor vehicle laws are observed.
  • Administer field sobriety tests and conduct driving under the influence investigations.
  • Conduct preliminary investigations of incidents as necessary; collect and preserve physical evidence, protect crime scene, interview suspects and witnesses, and files appropriate reports as directed by federal, state or local legal requirements.
  • Conduct follow up investigations reported as necessary or assigned and file appropriate reports as directed by federal, state or local legal requirements.
  • Prepare court cases and provide legal testimony in response to subpoena as witness and/or reporting officer to crime.
  • Arrest individuals and take them into custody.
  • Process arrested individuals by taking photographs, obtaining fingerprints, and writing arrest reports; transports violators to jail.
  • Provide escort service for designated individuals and money messengers, and assist with special events on campus.
  • Renders first aid as needed, following prescribed procedures and victim / personal safety precautions.
  • Takes and writes incident / accident reports, including those of missing/stolen property and criminal activity.
  • Provide general assistance and information to students, staff and the public.
  • Assist federal, state, county and city law enforcement authorities as requested or dispatched by central office.
  • Prepare and file daily activity reports of disturbances, accidents, crimes and tickets issued in prescribed format.
  • May prepare and process documents such as citations, complaints, affidavits, and warrants.
  • Work special events and other overtime assignments.
  • May serve in role of Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Field Training Officer, Officer in Charge, and other Specialized Positions
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • A valid Missouri operator’s license.
  • Missouri POST certification may be required prior to employment, but it is required once job is started.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Citizen of the United States.
  • Resident of the State of Missouri by date of appointment.
  • Twenty-one years of age by date of appointment.
  • Not have been convicted of a Felony or Class A Misdemeanor.
  • Has not consumed any alcoholic beverages within the past six months because of an addiction to alcohol.
  • Has not within two years of appointment used, manufactured, sold, or cultivated any controlled substance (as defined by Missouri State Statues) with the exception of the use of marijuana as described in the following, nor is addicted to any controlled substance.
  • Has not used, within two years prior to appointment, marijuana, nor has manufactured or sold marijuana ever. Marijuana cases may be judged on a case by case basis with experimental use and recreational use in legalized areas.
  • Has no criminal history as outlined in Section 590.080.1 and Section 590.100.1, RSMo.
  • Prior to beginning job duties all officers must graduate a Basic Law Enforcement Training Center, pass the Missouri Peace Officer License Exam, and be certified as a police officer within the State of Missouri.
  • Certified as a police officer in the state of Missouri, Bachelor’s Degree, and be able to type.