Police Officer

Grain Valley, MO
Grain Valley Police Department

Performs police work by enforcing laws and ordinances including traffic laws. Activities include responding to calls for service, preventing, detecting and investigating crimes, proactive patrol and providing assistance to citizens requesting service and/or information.


$42,536.00 Annually




• Patrols the City to identify crimes in progress, suspicious activity, and traffic violations
• Answers calls for service such as reports of crime, accidents, disturbances, and non-crime related services
• Prepares written reports of all crimes and accidents investigated
• Enforces traffic laws and ordinances
• Processes subjects arrested
• Provides services to prisoners as required
• Attends roll call, firearms training, Department meetings, and in-service training programs
• Safely operates a motor vehicle in excess of posted speed limits in emergency situations, when necessary; including simultaneous operation of communication equipment and vehicle lights and sirens
• Safely engages in the use of firearms in emergency situations to protect one's self and the public
• Safely engages in crowd control with the use of force, appropriate under the circumstances
• Follow City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City's Loss Control Handbook
• Perform all other duties as assigned

Desired Skills:

Knowledge of:
• Federal, State and local laws and ordinances and any changes to said laws throughout tenure
• City and department policies and procedures
• Methods, objectives and procedures of law enforcement practices
• Methods, objectives and procedures of court proceedings
• Standard first-aid administration
• Personal computers and job-related software
• Police equipment, including vehicles, speed radar units, communications units, body armor, handcuffs, firearms, batons, and other related equipment
• Crime prevention and education techniques

Ability to:
• Work independently as well as in teams
• Understand and apply departmental, state, and local law enforcement procedures, policies, rules, and regulations
• Analyze situations quickly and objectively, to recognize actual and potential dangers, and to determine proper course of action
• Cope with stressful situations calmly, fairly, tactfully, and with respect for individual rights
• Establish and maintain effective relations with fellow employees and with citizens with varied racial, ethnic or economic backgrounds
• Demonstrate proficiency in the use and care of firearms
• Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports
• Keep immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems
• Understand and carry out oral and written directions
• Uphold the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics at all times
• Respond to citizen requests in a courteous and effective manner
• Make sound and reasonable decisions in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations, and established procedures
• Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines
• Demonstrate integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks
• Learn new aspects of police work depending on specialty assignment areas

Skills in:
• Communicating clearly and concisely, orally and in writing


At least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of employment
High school diploma or GED or equivalent
Missouri Class A POST Certification; or be able to obtain at time of appointment
A valid Missouri driver's license or be able to obtain before appointment