Police Officer / Police Recruit

Liberty, MO
Liberty Police Department

$52,250.00 – $78,282.00 Annually


If you are looking for a career opportunity where YOU can make a difference and be a part of your community’s vitality and well-being, then submit an application to join the Liberty Police Department as a Police Officer. As a commissioned Police Officer, you will ensure safety for the community and be a critical connection working directly with citizens and other first responders during both emergency and non-emergency circumstances.

Starting salary for POST certified applicants is $55,000/year. Experienced applicants may be considered for step-pay plan credit for previous years of applicable experience.

For applicants hired without POST certification, starting salary is $52,250/year while actively enrolled in the academy and will increase to $55,000/year after graduation from the police academy. Police academy training is paid for by the City of Liberty.

Essential Functions

  • Patrol a designated area of the City to preserve law and order, discover and prevent the commission of crimes; enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances; take proactive measures to deter the commission of crime; conduct undercover activities to gather intelligence about the conduct of crime or criminal activities in the City of Liberty.
  • Respond to general public service calls and complaints including domestic disturbances, civil complaints, property control, automobile accidents, robberies, and related misdemeanor and felony incidents.
  • Enforce traffic laws and ordinances; check speed with radar; issue warnings and citations; direct traffic at fires, special events, and other emergency or extraordinary incidents.
  • Conduct traffic accident analyses and general traffic surveys; conduct investigations of serious injury and fatal traffic accidents.
  • Investigate crimes; gather and preserve evidence; interview victims, complainants and witnesses; identify and interrogate suspects; apprehend and arrest offenders; testify and present evidence and testify in court.
  • Prepare reports on arrests made, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed.
  • Maintain custody of prisoners; transfer prisoners to holding facility.
  • Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses.

Education, License or Certificate

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid drivers license.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, appropriate certification as a police officer for the State of Missouri.