Police Officer

Riverside, MO
Riverside Police Department

Salary: $58,000.00 – $82,604.23 Annually.

Position Summary:

The Police Officer protects and preserves the lives and property of the citizens of the City of Riverside with impartiality.

Essential Functions:

  • Primary responsibilities include patrolling city streets, parks, commercial, & residential areas to prevent, discover, & deter crime; enforce laws and issue citations as necessary; respond to calls & investigate issues; conduct accident investigations; prepare reports & records; conduct follow-up investigations by questioning victims, witnesses, & suspects and taking written statements; develop leads & tips; search crime scenes for clues & preserve evidence; evaluate evidence & arrest offenders; prepare cases for giving testimony & testify in court.
  • Police Officers have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of community oriented activities such as Junior Police Academy, Special Olympics, Fire/Police Athletic League, Shop with a Cop/Firefighter, and public education on Crime Prevention, Traffic Safety, etc. Officers can also participate in a variety of special assignments including SWAT, Criminal Investigations, Crisis Intervention Team, K-9, and School Resource Officer.


  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • A High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Must have or be able to acquire a MO POST certification.
  • Must have a clean criminal record and driving history.
  • Must have proportionate height and weight.
  • Must be willing and able to work rotating shifts, which include nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime assignments.