School Police Officer

Springfield, MO
Springfield Public Schools - Missouri


Responsible for providing support to the instructional process with specific responsibilities for the safety and welfare of students during classroom and non-classroom activities; minimizing the frequency and/or severity of harmful incidents; and communicating observations and/or incidents that have a potential impact on the general wellbeing of students, school personnel, and/or visitors.


  • Analyze activities that may be in violation of school policies and/or an indication of possible criminal activity assisting administrators, communicating corresponding information necessary for determining action, and/or providing documentation.
  • Conduct routine proactive patrol of schools and areas surrounding and inside designated District buildings.
  • Assist the administrative team for the purpose of researching incidents and investigating law violations.
  • Communicate safety and security policies and enforcement procedures to students, staff and visitors ensuring their understanding of such information and the potential consequences of violation.
  • Interact with other school and District personnel, representatives of local law enforcement agencies, visitors, parents, students, etc. providing information and/or taking action regarding investigations, criminal activities, gang activities, vandalism, etc. for the safety and security of the school site.
  • Intervene in potential conflicts and emergencies minimizing disruptions of campus activities and/or injury to involved parties.
  • Effect arrests, requiring knowledge of state statutes, handcuffing procedures, Miranda Warning procedures, and interviewing arrestees.
  • Safely transport prisoners and civilians in patrol vehicle.


Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent.

Certificates, Licenses and Other Special Requirements

  • Must have a Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System (MULES) Certification, and pass a MULES Recertification Test every two (2) years.
  • Must have Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification.
  • Must be up to date on statutory required training.
  • Must pass a Drug Test.
  • Post Offer Job Related Physical Ability Test.
  • Post Offer Job Related psychological Screening Clearance.
  • Must pass a Criminal Background Clearance, the results of which must satisfactory to the District.
  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License, with evidence of insurability.