Police Officer

Columbia, Mo
Columbia Police Department

Job Description Summary
This position performs responsible law enforcement work partnering with the community in the prevention, detection, and investigation of criminal acts; the apprehension and arrest of law violators; and the safeguarding of lives and property.

Essential Job Functions
•Patrol assigned areas of the City, perform security checks on buildings and residences, and take appropriate action with regard to suspicious activity.

•Respond to calls for service and investigate reported criminal acts, domestic disturbances, and public nuisances and civil matters. Interview victims, witnesses, and suspects; review and study evidence; and conduct searches and surveillance.

•Give testimony in court.

•Patrol city roadways, enforce traffic ordinances, direct traffic and investigate traffic accidents.

•Serve warrants, make forcible arrests; search, book and transport prisoners.

•Operate police vehicles and use weapons and special equipment.
Ancillary Job Functions
•Write and enter accurate and detailed reports concerning law enforcement activities. Complete forms, maintain logs, and correct reports taken on calls for service.

Education and Experience – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered

•Minimum education of a high school diploma or equivalent required.

•Possess or be able to obtain Missouri POST certification (Class A Peace Officer License).

•Must maintain a valid Missouri driver’s license and safe driving record.

•Must maintain CPR certification.

•Must reside and maintain a permanent residence within a 50 mile straight line radius of the Columbia Police Dept. located at 600 E. Walnut Street, Columbia, Missouri within 180 days of hire.

•Must complete and submit an official Columbia Police Dept. background questionnaire and pass extensive background investigation; no serious criminal record (determined by nature of violation).