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Police Officer I

Applicants must be a graduate of a State Certified 470 hours or greater Police Academy and must possess a Class A POST Certification.  Base annual salary range begins at $48,838.40 and will be commensurate with experience.

General Purpose of Position:
Performs a variety of crime prevention and other related duties to ensure overall public safety

Major Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):
•Identifies criminal offenders and criminal activities while on patrol
•Apprehends and arrests offenders
•Participates in court proceedings
•Responds to calls for service
•Enforces parking ordinances and motor vehicle laws
•Handle the City’s nuisance abatement program as assigned
•Completes animal control responsibilities as assigned
•Performs other duties related to departmental activities

Marginal Duties and Responsibilities:
•Serves as the Senior Police Officer as needed
•Performs other duties as directed

Required Education and Experience:
•High school diploma or its equivalent
•One year to two years related experience and/or associate’s degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred Education and Experience:
•Two to three years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
•Associate’s Degree from an accredited college in Criminal Justice or related field is preferred
•One year of law enforcement is desired

Licenses and Certifications:
•The person in this position must have all state- and City-required certifications completed and up-to-date and must have a valid Missouri driver’s license
•Ongoing professional development is required to maintain certifications

Submit applications by:
To apply:  Complete this electronic employment application and email to OR a paper application can be picked up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at City Hall, 3rd floor, 405 Jefferson Street.  Return paper applications to:  Attn:  Human Resources-ADMIN.

All applications must be returned to Human Resources.  Position open until filled.  EOE M/F/V/D