The City of Cape Girardeau is seeking qualified applicants for employment for the position of Police Officer.
On the date of employment, applicants must: Be at least 21 years of age; be a Missouri resident & a U.S. citizen;
possess a valid driver’s license; possess a High School Diploma or GED equivalent; not have a conviction for a
felony or any crime involving domestic violence.
Applicants selected to participate in the hiring process will be required to participate in a written exam, physical
test, interview, and background investigation. The exam and interview are by invitation and applicants will be
notified when the next exams and interviews will be held. Finalists will be required to undergo a medical
examination, psychological evaluation, polygraph examination and pre-employment drug screen.
Starting pay is at least $20.77 – $21.81 per hour or $43,201.60 – $45,367 annually, depending on education and
experience, plus an assigned vehicle. Currently we are offering a $6,000 certification stipend to be paid over a 3
year period. To be eligible for the stipend, candidates must have a valid Peace Officer License issued by
Missouri POST Commission at the time of hire