Police Officer

Republic, MO
Republic Police Department

Salary: $47,694.40 – $61,630.40 Annually.

Position Summary:

Performs a variety of law enforcement services for the community, including but not limited to preventative patrol, community policing activities, criminal investigations, car crash investigations, enforcement of Federal and State Statutes, enforcement of Municipal Ordinances, medical assist responsibilities, and traffic control activities.

Works under direct supervision of Police Sergeant or as assigned, and the general supervision of the Police Major and Police Chief.

Essential Functions:

  1. Patrols a designated area to preserve law and order. Issue warnings or citations to violators of city and state regulations and laws as needed, which often requires independent and decisive judgment.
  2. Responds to in-progress or recent situations to restore or maintain order and to coordinate the gathering of information and applicable evidence.
  3. Arrests, guards, and/or transports individuals as instructed or needed.
  4. Prepares and presents clear, detailed, and accurate reports and other police related documents, forms, and memorandums as required.
  5. Allocates patrol time to identify and solve business and residential problems by applying proven problem-solving techniques.
  6. Demonstrates creativity regarding police related issues.
  7. Monitors and directs traffic and crowd control activities and intervenes as necessary to preserve the peace.
  8. Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations of crimes and traffic incidents; interviews witnesses, collects and preserves evidence.
  9. Administers emergency medical aid as needed, based on First Aid/CPR certifications obtained.
  10. Appears in court and testifies when required.
  11. Safely and properly operates department owned tools and equipment.
  12. Conducts job-related education programs requiring presentations to various groups, schools, radio, and television audiences.
  13. May be assigned as a field training officer or special assignments.
  14. Deals effectively and courteously with fellow employees and the public. Presents themselves in a professional manner. Fosters cooperation.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Must be a High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid Missouri State Driver’s License.
  • Must possess a valid Missouri Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) License.
  • Must be certified in First Aid/CPR either upon hire or within first six (6) months of employment.
  • Must successfully complete annual firearms certification within first month of starting.
  • Must not be the Respondent on a Full Order of Protection.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Will be required to work a variety of shifts including nights, weekends, or holidays.
  • Subject to emergency call-in.
  • Must meet the annual physical requirements as established by the department.
  • Must successfully meet standards as determined by the department psychologist.
  • Will be subject to random substance abuse testing.