Police Officer

Wentzville, MO
Wentzville Police Department

Salary: $31.25 – $31.25 Hourly.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

A Police Officer’s typical duties include patrolling the City of Wentzville and performing a variety of tasks, including investigating crimes, responding to citizen complaints and requests for assistance, and enforcing laws. This position is tasked with the deterrence and prevention of crime through patrolling assigned areas, responding to notices of disturbances, mediating disputes, conducting searches, observing suspicious activities, and detaining suspects. A police officer educates the public on crime prevention and protective tactics through the explanation and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws. Under general direction, is responsible for a specialized work of considerable difficulty requiring a high degree of independent judgment and expertise.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or a related field desired.
  • Two years of related experience are desired.
  • Must pass a comprehensive background investigation.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Police Academy graduate or Missouri Peace Officer Certification (POST) required. Must maintain continuing education hours annually as required by the Missouri POST Commission.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.