Performs general duty police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances; performs related work as required. General duty work consists of the following: routine patrol work in an assigned area, preliminary investigation, and miscellaneous duties incidental thereto and performed in accordance with department rules and regulations. A Police Sergeant regularly checks the work and gives specific instructions and assistance when special problems arise; however, a Police Officer is required to exercise initiative and discretion when faced with emergency conditions. The work involves an element of personal danger.
SALARY RANGE: Minimum $59,688 – Maximum $77,544
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR POLICE OFFICERS:
AGE REQUIREMENT: Must be at least 21 years of age, by date of appointment.
EDUCATION: Applicant must possess a valid high school diploma, or its educational equivalent. In addition, a high school graduate, or the equivalent, shall have an Associate of Arts or Sciences degree, or 64 semester college credit hours, with a cumulative average letter grade of "C" or a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent or:
a. At least two years of full-time prior police experience; or
b. At least two years of active, full-time military service.
c. Out-of-state police officers/military peace officers who possess or obtain
State of Missouri POST class "A" certification will be evaluated in
conjunction with their education/work experience.
VISION: Minimum Department standard is 20/20 corrected in each eye.
ARREST RECORD: No pertinent felony record and no conviction of any crime related to domestic violence. Applicant must have no pending indictments, no misdemeanor convictions such as, but not limited to, assault, unlawful use of a weapon, fraud, etc. Applicant cannot be on probation for any criminal charge and must have no arrests for DWI related offenses within 3 years of application.
COURTS: Applicant is not the Respondent on a Full Order of Protection and has no pending traffic citation(s) or court cases.
DRIVER’S LICENSE: Applicant must possess a valid Missouri driver’s license (minimum of Class "F"), by date of appointment. Applicant shall not have been convicted of three or more hazardous moving violations in the last 24 months and must have fewer than five points charged against his/her driving record at time of application. Applicant must have no alcohol related suspension or revocation of driving privilege within three years of application.
MILITARY: If discharged from the military, Applicant must have an “Honorable” discharge, or a discharge “Under Honorable Conditions”.