Police Officer

Neosho, MO
Neosho Police Department

The purpose of this position is to perform general public duties, processes, or operations as well as specialized police assignments to protect life and property through the enforcement of federal and state laws, municipal ordinances, and adheres to the police department’s policy and procedures manual.


1. Behaves in a responsible manner which promotes a productive, healthy, safe and positive work environment by:

a. Depicting trustworthiness through integrity, truthfulness, consistency and honesty, and while protecting confidential information as necessary;
b. Creating and maintaining positive relationships at all levels by treating others with courtesy, respect and in a conflict-free professional manner, and believing the best in others;
c. Taking into consideration the effects on others, on costs, and on the intended outcomes of decisions and actions taken; d. Upholding the public trust by being safe, enforcing safety, and working promptly, diligently and with a focus on qualify;
e. Showing impartiality and equity towards others, and not using job responsibilities to provide or elicit special favors, and by not making promises that conflict with job duties and responsibilities;
f. Adhering to all policies, laws and regulations as applicable to the role and to being a citizen.

2. Follows the direction of supervisor(s).

3. Reads, interprets and enforces federal and state laws, as well as municipal ordinances and traffic codes.

4. Patrols assigned areas of the City.

5. Responds to radio dispatched calls for service including domestic violence, alarms, emergency responses, traffic accidents, crimes in progress, or crimes that have already been committed.

6. Observes, analyzes, and evaluates situations to determine appropriate action.

7. Performs self-initiated activities, such as enforcing all traffic laws and assisting with directing traffic, crowd control activities, and/or intervenes as necessary to preserve the peace or assist the public as needed.

8. Issues citations and makes arrests as needed.

9. Arrests, detains, and apprehends a variety of offenders/suspects by use of necessary physical means.

10. Provides traffic and crowd control (and intervenes as necessary to preserve the peace) for parades, funerals, and other events which may draw crowds of people and otherwise would disrupt the normal flow of traffic.


Education and/or Experience:

High School Diploma or general education degree (GED); Associate degree preferred.
Certified as a law enforcement officer in the State of Missouri.


• Must have a MO Peace Officers License.
• Must have Graduation from a P.O.S.T. accredited Missouri Police Academy.
• Valid and Clear Missouri Motor Vehicle Operator's License