LE Employment Opportunity Listings

The Missouri Police Chiefs Association provides local and state law enforcement agencies to advertise employment opportunities for police chiefs, supervisory positions, law enforcement officers, communication officers, and other positions within their organization.  Information on the position and access to employment applications can be e-mailed to the MPCA.

*NOTE: Must provide Job Expire Date.

School Resource Officer/Patrolman – Boonville Police Department

Police Officer: The Boonville Police Department is taking applications for a School Resource Officer. This is a full-time position with assignment to the Boonville R1 School District. The SRO will work during normal school days and hours with weekends off. SRO will be subject to regular patrol duties when schools are out of session.

Applicants must be in good health and be able to successfully complete a high-level training program. Must be 21 years of age and be P.O.S.T. certified or currently in a training academy. Starting Salary is $32,240.00. The City of Boonville provides an excellent benefit package which includes paid vacation, sick leave, group health, life insurance and fully paid retirement plan. Applicants will be subject to written examination, physical fitness testing, Pre-employment physical, and drug screening at the discretion of the city. For further information contact the Boonville Police Department 401 East Morgan Street Boonville, Mo. 65233 or email Chief Bobby Welliver at bwelliver@boonville-mo.org

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE for race, sex, and handicapped status.

For Application please copy and paste the following link:

http://boonvillemo.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/30e68d1f-7087-46d3-89a1-d613c0abcd66.pdf

2018- School Resource Officer-Patrolman Application

 

(Post Date: April 17, 2019) (Post expires: July 17, 2019)

City of Wentzville – Records Clerk 1 PT

CITY OF WENTZVILLE
invites applications for the position of:

Records Clerk I PT

 

SALARY: $15.34 Hourly
DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION: LAW ENFORCEMENT
OPENING DATE: 04/17/19
CLOSING DATE: 05/17/19 05:00 PM
SUMMARY:
Assists the Public Safety Department and the public by providing administrative, clerical, and information support.
ESSENTIAL & ANCILLARY JOB DUTIES:
Essential Job Duties

  • Prepare reports for public dissemination.
  • Assist officers by contacting other agencies, gathering statistics, mailing documents, performing records checks and preparing subpoenas.
  • Serve as a receptionist, assisting citizens, and directing calls accordingly.
  • Assist the public by answering requests for information and directing residents regarding public resources.
  • Perform filing and data entry functions.
  • Process documents such as bonds, subpoenas, background checks, fingerprints, surveys and mail.

Ancillary Job Duties

  • Provide professional, efficient customer service in all capacities: email, phone, in-person.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS & KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Job Qualifications – Education, experience and training that are required or desirable in order to effectively perform the job at the time of hire.  An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.  Additional requirements and/or substitutions may be requested and require the approval of HR.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of one year of clerical experience required.
  • Must pass a comprehensive background investigation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and basic office equipment/machines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of the Sunshine Law.
  • Knowledge of Uniform Crime Reporting.
  • Knowledge of city government and the functions of various city departments.
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL ABILITIES:
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the duties of this job.

  • Primarily an indoor work environment.
  • Exposure to moderate noise levels.

Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to speak and hear clearly.
  • Must be able to perform repetitive wrist, hand, and/or finger movement.
  • Must have finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds.
  • Must have clarity of vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential job duty.

 

The City of Wentzville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. The City of Wentzville makes every effort to fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The City of Wentzville is a drug and alcohol free work place. A pre-employment drug screen is required for all positions. The City of Wentzville participates in E-Verify.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.wentzvillemo.org

1001 Schroeder Creek Blvd
Wentzville, MO 63385
636-639-2190
636-639-2007

hr@wentzvillemo.org

(Post Date: April 17, 2019) (Post expires: May 17, 2019)

Police Officer (2 Openings) – Ava

Police Officer – Ava

Responsibilities: Maintain law and order by performing duties, including but not limited to; processing citizen complaints, documenting and writing reports on law violations, transporting prisoners, and overall general law enforcement in the City of Ava.

Openings: Two Full Time Peace Officers

Working Hours: Evenings, Nights, Weekends

Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent; must be 21 years of age or older at time of hire; applicant must not have any felony convictions; must not have other criminal convictions within the last 5 years, excluding traffic violations; must possess a valid Operator’s license at time of application and a valid Missouri Operator’s license at time of appointment; must possess a valid Missouri Peace Officer License and be in good standing.  Applicants must be able to meet the strenuous physical demands of law enforcement activities which include, at a minimum, the ability to engage in foot pursuits, to make forcible arrests, and to operate law enforcement equipment, including firearms.  Must pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Starting Hourly Pay: $14.00 per hour.

Deadline for Application: Applications will be accepted until the position(s) filled.

 Full time benefits include Health insurance paid 100% on employees, 75% paid on family health insurance, dental, vision, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, and Lagers L-6 for the employee. Equipment is also provided for full time employees.

Send Resume to Ava Police Department PO Box 518 Ava, Mo 65608 or e-mail                     policechief@avamissouri.org. 417-683-2900

(Post Date: April 10, 2019) (Post expires: May 31, 2019)

Chief of Police – Elsberry

Overview

Under the direction of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, the Police Chief plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs the City’s police services and law enforcement program, including patrol, traffic enforcement, investigation, animal control, code enforcement, and administrative support services  The Police Chief provides direct and functional  supervision over sworn and non-sworn law enforcement personnel of the Police Department.

Examples of Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  1. Ensure that laws and ordinances are enforced, and that public peace and safety is maintained.

 

  1. Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct all City police functions including patrol, law enforcement, investigation, police communications, community, code enforcement, municipal court security, and administrative services.

 

  1. Work with the Mayor, the Board of Aldermen, and other City departments to develop and implement effective law enforcement policies and programs to reduce and solve police service problems.

 

  1. Perform all law enforcement functions including patrol, investigation, arrests, issue municipal summons, and interrogation.

 

  1. Proactively, identify, research, develop, apply for, and administer federal, state and private financial grants and other funding sources to support the City’s policing and law enforcement services.

 

  1. Represent the City and the Police Department and work closely with citizen groups, public and private officials, and outside agencies; and serve as liaison for other law enforcement agencies to provide technical assistance, and to ensure responsive, appropriate delivery of law enforcement services.

 

  1. Search for, select, supervise, motivate, evaluate, train, develop, and discipline Police Department personnel; participate in various personnel matters, including investigating complaints, conducting internal investigations, and provide corrective action as appropriate.

 

  1. Direct the preparation and administration of the annual capital and operational budgets for the Police Department.

 

  1. Oversee Police Department fiscal operations; direct the forecasting of additional funds needed to ensure adequate law enforcement services, programs, activities, and related tools, supplies, and equipment.

 

  1. Attend Municipal Court and organize, coordinate, and directs through appropriate police personnel all security and bailiff services for Municipal Court.

 

  1. Establish and maintain a working environment conducive to positive morale, individual style, quality, creativity, and teamwork.

 

  1. Present Police Department issues and recommendations on major issues requiring policy direction to appropriate advisory bodies, Board of Aldermen, and to the Mayor.

 

  1. Exercise the City Traffic Engineer’s authority if the office of City Traffic Engineer is vacant.

 

  1. Prepare all required Police service statistical, administrative, and financial written reports

 

  1. Execute all process, orders, and notices arising and required under the ordinances of said City.

 

  1. Assure that personnel are assigned to shifts or working units which provide optimum effectiveness and coverage.

 

  1. Perform all duties required by law, including, but not by way of limitation, those duties set out in Chapter 71 of the Code of the City of Elsberry, Missouri, and the ordinances of said City.

 

  1. Review evidence, witnesses, and suspects in criminal cases to correlate all aspects, and to assess for trends, similarities, or for associations with other cases.

 

  1. Prepare and present agenda items for the Board of Aldermen; and attend Board of Aldermen meetings.

 

  1. Operate a motor vehicle in all environmental conditions and, on occasion, operate the vehicle at high speeds and in congested traffic situations.

 

  1. Responsible for the maintenance, security, control, chain of custody, and delivery of seized evidence items.

 

  1. Represent the City and participate in the development of major intergovernmental plans and programs.

 

  1. Oversee the Police Department’s traffic safety program and enforce traffic regulations.

 

  1. Maintain effective community relations and develop crime prevention programs.

 

  1. Supervise maintenance of records regarding arrests, investigations, and other police matters.

 

  1. Perform the duties of subordinate personnel as needed.

 

  1. Perform a variety of other related duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. The Chief of Police shall be at least twenty-five years of age, a resident of the State of Missouri, and a citizen of the United States.

 

  1. Possess all qualifications, training and certification required by the State of Missouri for individuals serving as peace officers pursuant to Chapter 590 RSMo. and Chapter 71 of the City Code, and all amendments thereto, including a Class A P.O.S.T. Certification.

 

  1. Current firearms certification

 

  1. The ability to:

 

Perform all of the Duties and Responsibilities listed above.

Plan, organize, administer, coordinate and evaluate a comprehensive police services program.

Select, motivate and evaluate staff and provide for their training and professional development.

Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards and internal controls.

Analyze complex technical and administrative police service problems, evaluate alternative solutions, and adopt effective courses of action.

Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of citizens, public and private organizations, boards and commissions, City staff, and County and State Law Enforcement agencies.

Exercise sound independent judgment within general policy and administrative guidelines.

Plan, communicate, and provide direction, leadership, and a vision for the Police Department and operations standards.

Foster strong community relations and partnerships through the creation and administration of model community policing programs and activities.

  1. Knowledge of:

 

Principles of community policing and a willingness to work collaboratively with the community.

Administrative principles and methods, including goals and objectives development, program development and implementation, work organization and delegation, and employee supervision.

Principles and practices of law enforcement, investigation, patrol, community services, and related police services.

Criminal law, codes, ordinances and court interpretations including rights of citizens, apprehension, arrest, search and seizure, and rules of evidence.

Principles and practices of budget development and administration. Local government organizations and functions as related to public safety.

Modern and complex principles and practices of law enforcement.

Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operations.

Financial planning, management and resource allocation; cost accounting, budgetary processes and procedures for local government and federally funded programs.

Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, regulations, codes, ordinances, and policies.

Effective leadership, mentoring, team building, methods and problem-solving techniques.

Supervision, including hiring, cultural and ethnic diversity, firing, training and development, discipline, delegation and performance evaluation.

Persuasive written and oral communication and presentations with individuals and before groups.

Organizational development, reorganizations and program development, evaluation, goal setting.

Political environment and sensitivities.

  1. Education:

 

Equivalent to an Associate degree from a college or university with major course work in criminology, law enforcement, social science, public administration or a closely related field; and

Police Academy certification

  1. Experience:

Six (6) years of law enforcement experience; and

Three (3) years as a lead officer, supervisory, management position or leadership position, such as the rank of Police Lieutenant or higher.

  1. Possession of a valid drivers’ license from the State of Missouri.

 

  1. Live within 45 minute travel time from the City of Elsberry.

 

  1. No felony convictions, no domestic abuse convictions, or charges pending.

 

  1. Meet and maintain physical and mental condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include the following physical demands: running, walking, crouching or crawling during emergency operations, moving equipment and injured persons, climbing stairs/ladders, walking standing or sitting for extended periods of time, performing life-saving and rescue procedures, making arrests, operating assigned equipment, and the ability to lift 50 pounds.
  2. Salary & Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with experience; the 20-year incumbent received $47,760

per year plus benefits.

Other benefits include 100% health insurance for employee, dental & vision coverage, vacation, holiday, sick leave and LAGERS retirement.

  1. Applications are available at Elsberry City Hall in the City Clerk’s office located at  201 Broadway, Elsberry, MO  63343.  City Hall is open Monday-Friday 8:00AM – 4:00PM and is closed from 12:00PM-1:00PM for lunch.

 

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, May 3, 2019.

The City of Elsberry is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

(Post Date: April 10, 2019) (Post expires: May 3, 2019)

Police Officer – Woodson Terrace

The City of Woodson Terrace is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. All applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED. POST Certification is mandatory. Law enforcement experience is preferred but not required.

Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. College incentive pay is offered up to 5% of base salary. Other benefits include health insurance, dental, vacation, holiday, compensatory time, sick leave, tuition reimbursement and LAGERS retirement. We work 12 hour shifts based on a 28 day schedule with every other weekend off.

Applications are available at the Woodson Terrace Police Department, 4305 Woodson Road – Monday through Friday between 8:30AM and 4:30PM. The deadline for submitting applications is May 3rd, 2019.

The City of Woodson Terrace is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Post Date: April 9, 2019) (Post expires: May 3, 2019)

Police Officer – Boonville

Police Officer: The Boonville Police Department has an immediate opening for police officer. Applicants must be in good health and be able to successfully complete a high-level training program. Must be 21 years of age and be P.O.S.T. certified or currently in a training academy. Starting Salary is $31,611.84. The City of Boonville provides an excellent benefit package which includes paid vacation, sick leave, group health, life insurance and fully paid retirement plan.  Patrol Officers work 12-Hour shifts with every other weekend off. Applicants will be subject to written examination, physical fitness testing, Pre-employment physical, and drug screening at the discretion of the city.  For further information contact the Boonville Police Department 401 East Morgan Street Boonville, Mo. 65233 or email Chief Bobby Welliver at bwelliver@boonville-mo.org

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE for race, sex, and handicapped status.

For Application please copy and paste the following link:

http://boonvillemo.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/30e68d1f-7087-46d3-89a1-d613c0abcd66.pdf

(Post Date: March 29, 2019) (Post expires: June 28, 2019)

Police Officer – Centralia

Responsibilities: Maintain law and order by performing duties, including but not limited to; processing citizen complaints, documenting and writing reports on law violations, transporting prisoners, and overall general law enforcement in the City of Centralia.

Working Hours: Evenings, Nights, Weekends

Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent; must be 21 years of age or older at time of hire; applicant must not have any felony convictions; must not have other criminal convictions within the last 5 years, excluding traffic violations; must possess a valid Operator’s license at time of application and a valid Missouri Operator’s license at time of appointment; must possess a valid Missouri Peace Officer License and be in good standing.  Applicants must be able to meet the strenuous physical demands of law enforcement activities which include, at a minimum, the ability to engage in foot pursuits, to make forcible arrests, and to operate law enforcement equipment, including firearms. No marijuana use or possession in the past 5 years, and no other illegal drug use or possession in the past 10 years. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Starting Hourly Pay: $14.45 per hour.

Deadline for Application: Applications will be accepted until the position(s) filled.

Obtain an application online or from City Clerk, City of Centralia, 114 S. Rollins, Centralia, MO 65240.  Full time benefits include 100% City paid medical, dental, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, and Lagers for the employee. Equipment is also provided for both full and part time employees.

(Post Date: March 26, 2019) (Post expires: June 26, 2019)

School Police Officer – Springfield School District

Click on link below for more information!

2019-2020 School Police Officer

(Post Date: March 26, 2019) (Post expires: April 30, 2019)

Police Officer – Marceline

The City of Marceline is accepting applications for a full time police officer.  Applicants must be twenty one (21) years of age, POST certified and have a high school diploma or GED.  Applicants should have knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, the democratic political process, common safety rules, regulations, procedures and practices to include effective restraint techniques, basic first aid and CPR.  Desired applicant will have strong communication, listening, public relations, and organizational skills.  Starting Salary is $14.00 per hour with a competitive benefits package.

Applications and job descriptions are available at Marceline City Hall or online at www.marcelinemo.us.   Please submit applications/resumes to Police Chief Bob Donelson by mail at Marceline City Hall, 116 N Main St USA, Marceline, MO 64658 or by email at robert.donelson@marcelinemo.us.

This position will remain open until filled.  The City of Marceline is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  The City Of Marceline reserves the right to accept/reject any applications.

 

(Post Date: March 21, 2019) (Post expires: June 21, 2019)

Patrol Officer – Richmond

OPENING DATE:                                                                02/25/2019

CLOSING DATE:                                                                Open Until Filled

DESCRIPTION:

The City of Richmond is accepting applications for a Patrol Officer position in the Richmond Police Department.  We are currently seeking professional and community oriented individuals interested in law enforcement.

Qualifications:

Qualified applicants shall possess a high school diploma, college level is preferred.  Applicants must also be 21 years of age, possess a Missouri P.O.S.T. license, have a good driving record, possess good communication skills, and be of good moral character.

Salary: $16.20 to $16.52 / hour (depending on experience)

Competitive salary, plus benefits.  Benefits package includes paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, MO LAGERS retirement, life, health, dental, and vision insurance.

Application Process:

Must submit City of Richmond “Application for Employment” for consideration. Your application must include all relevant education and experience you possess, including at least the past four employers, and at least three references who are not relatives or past/present supervisors.  Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

Applications available at Richmond City Hall, 205 Summit, Richmond MO 64085, phone 816-776-5304, or city website: www.cityofrichmondmo.org.  Interested persons may contact Lt. Todd Herdman at 816-776-3575.  Applications may be submitted electronically to swilliams@cityofrichmondmo.org.

(Post Date: March 13, 2019) (Post expires: May 13, 2019)

Part-Time Dispatcher – Bridgeton

The City of Bridgeton is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Part-time Dispatcher.  Hours are varied to include all shifts, weekends and holidays.  Required minimum of 3 shifts per month.   REJIS /MULES certifications required with prior dispatching experience necessary.  Beginning pay is $20.02 per hour.  No benefits provided.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application must be picked up in person or by special arrangement from the Bridgeton Police Department at 12355 Natural Bridge Road, Bridgeton, MO  63044

For further information visit www.Bridgetonmo.com/jobs

Or call Sgt. Jennifer Dussold at 314-373-3835.

The City of Bridgeton is an Equal Opportunity Employer

(Post Date: March 11, 2019) (Post expires: May 10, 2019)

Police Officer – Vandalia

POLICE OFFICER:  The City of Vandalia, Missouri is currently accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Police Officer.

Vandalia, Missouri has a citizen population of 3,899.  Vandalia is located in Audrain County, Missouri in the North Eastern section of Missouri.  The City of Vandalia does not require police officers to reside within the city limits of Vandalia.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must be twenty-one years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and possess a valid Missouri driver’s license, a negative criminal history records check and valid Missouri P.O.S.T. certification

SALARY:  Starting salary for the position is $14.00 per hour.  Salary will increase upon successful completion of the employee’s probationary period.

BENEFITS: Benefits include overtime, vacation, holidays, sick leave, training, health insurance, retirement program and provides uniforms and weapons.

All applicants must be able to successfully complete a Pre-Employment Physical and drug screen.

Applications may be obtained at Vandalia City Hall, located at 200 East Park Street in Vandalia, MO or by calling the City Hall at 573-594-6186 during business hours Monday through Friday.  Applications should be returned to Vandalia City Hall, Attn: Brandie Gay, City Clerk, 200 East Park Street, Vandalia, MO  63382.

Position is open until filled.  The City of Vandalia is an equal opportunity employer, and participates in E-Verify

(Post Date: February 14, 2019) (Post expires: May 10, 2019)

Deputy – Benton County Sheriff’s Office

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office currently has projected openings for Deputy  Sheriff positions for Calendar year 2019.

Benton County is located in Central Missouri in a region full of outdoor possibilities. Two of the largest lakes in the State. Hunting, Fishing, Bike and Horse Trails, as well as numerous local festivals and events provide an opportunity to enjoy a rich quality of life.

The Sheriff’s Office currently participates in the State Sheriff’s fund which supplements our salaries to State Standards. Each Deputy is issued a vehicle, uniforms, weapons, and a Bullet Resistant custom fit Vest.  Training for P.O.S.T. compliance as well as specialist subjects is paid for by the Office. We offer competitive insurance, retirement and other benefits. Twelve hour shifts allow for extensive time off to enjoy the areas many attributes.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office offers a unique environment for new deputies. An extensive new hire training program brings you up to speed at your own pace. This allows you to grow and become comfortable in your chosen profession. Unlike many small agencies our activity levels are high and provide for a diverse work environment.

The Sheriff’s Office currently has one opening and additional employment is anticipated in the future.

Minimum standards for hiring are comparable with most agencies.

  1. Minimum of 21 years of age.
  2. P. O.S.T. Certified
  3. Must pass a comprehensive background examination.
  4. High School Diploma or equivalent.
  5. Able to pass a physical examination
  6. Meet minimum performance standards.
  7. Successfully pass an oral interview.

Persons able to meet these standards should apply to the Benton County Sheriffs Office, 174 Washington Street, P.O. Box 67, Warsaw, Missouri.

Or Call the Office at 660-438-6135 and request an application.

Further information may be gained by contacting

Lt. Dean Noll at dean.noll@bentoncomo.com or

Sgt. Storm Walker at storm.walker@bentoncomo.com.

Signed Eric Knox

Sheriff Benton County Missouri

(Post Date: February 11, 2019) (Post expires: May 10, 2019)

Police Officer – Lebanon

Salary range for Police Officer I is $15.973-$19.297 and range for Police Officer II is $17.570-$21.227.

Job Description

City of Lebanon

Position Title:              Police Officer                           Position/Category: Regular/Full –time

Working Title:            Police Officer I & II                  FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Supervisor:                 Police Sergeant                         Department: Police

Grade:                        8 – 9                                         Bargaining Unit Eligible: Yes

General Purpose:

Provides law enforcement services to serve and protect the community that include but are not limited to patrols the city, responds to calls for service, conducts criminal investigations, generates and completes original incident reports, arrests violators and testifies in court proceedings.

Supervision:

Under the general direction and supervision of the shift supervisor.

Description of Work:

Essential Functions:

  1. Responds to radio dispatched calls for service in accordance to departmental policies and procedures.
  2. Reads, interprets, and enforces federal and state laws as well as municipal ordinances; ensures property security and provides public service.
  3. Applies community-oriented neighborhood policing techniques regarding dispute mediation, conflict resolution, and analysis of neighborhood problems, behavior management, and crime prevention.
  4. Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations of crimes and traffic incidents, interviews witnesses, collects and preserves evidence.
  5. Arrests, detains, and apprehends a variety of suspects by use of necessary physical means.
  6. Pursues suspects on foot involving running, climbing, jumping, and maneuvering under, over, and around obstacles.
  7. Performs self-initiated activities such as traffic stops and citizen contacts.
  8. Monitors and directs traffic and crowd control activities and intervenes to preserve the peace.
  9. Administers breathalyzer tests on suspected intoxicated persons in compliance with statues and ordinances.
  10. Cares for injured and administers basic emergency medical aid.
  11. Operates police department vehicles and equipment including automobiles and motorcycles as well as other specialized equipment such as mobile computer terminals.
  12. Prepares and prepares clear and accurate criminal incident reports in a timely manner.
  13. Observes, retains, and recalls people, places, and situations in detail.
  14. Testifies in court when required.

 

Important Functions:

  1. Identifies and reports maintenance needs of assigned equipment.
  2. Conducts police, safety, and drug education programs requiring personal presentations to various groups, schools, radio, and television audiences.
  3. Provides training to other law enforcement officers.
  4. Performs duties requiring covert activities.
  5. Operates other equipment such as radar detection devices, video equipment, copiers, camera, etc.
  6. Demonstrates creativity regarding police related problems.
  7. Initiates citizen contact using community-oriented philosophy.
  8. Attends conferences, seminars, workshops, and other training for professional development purposes.

Performs related work as required.

Qualification Requirements:

Any combination education, training, and experience providing the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Knowledge

Police Officer I – Principles relating to behavior sciences, report writing methods; communication techniques; and equipment involved in police work; applicable federal, state, and local laws; and community oriented policing techniques.

Police Officer II – Prior direct field practices using principles relating to behavior sciences, report writing methods; communication techniques; and equipment involved in police work; applicable federal, state, and local laws; community oriented policing techniques; and a minimum of two (2) instructional training certifications in a police field of expertise that is unique and enhances the department.

Abilities

Successfully complete intensive training course in the principles and methodologies of law enforcement; memorize, retain, and recall information; follow oral and written instructions including interpreting and enforcing laws and ordinances; observe situations analytically and objectively and report them clearly and completely; maintain peace and order during potentially violent disruptive situation; possess appropriate judgment to react quickly and calmly under stress and when daily decision; utilize computer hardware and software systems as required by job assignment; communicate and work effectively with co-workers, supervisors and citizens; render creditable testimony in a court of law; utilize police equipment and protective clothing in a manner consistent with safety principles; follow oral and written instructions; possess a high degree of integrity, strong work ethic and ability to work with minimal supervision; communicate effectively as a member of a team and carrying out the City’s stated mission and philosophy; present an overall professional image; deal courteously but firmly in a professional manner with the general public; perform essential functions of the job without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of others.

 

Experience, Education, and Training

Police Officer I – Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent plus be a graduate from an authorized state basic law enforcement training academy or a minimum of two (2) years active duty military service with an honorable discharge will also be considered.

Police Officer II – Minimum requirements include an associate degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Psychology, Sociology or related field with a minimum of ten (10) years of previous law enforcement experience; or three (3) years as a Sergeant in good standing with a previous civilian Law Enforcement Agency.

Working Environment

Both indoor and outdoor environments with may involved a variety of extreme weather conditions; often confined to vehicle or other small places for long periods of time; may be subjected to poor lighting and ventilation when completing tasks such as building searches, stakeouts, etc.; possible exposure to mechanical, electrical, chemical, and toxic waste hazards as well as strong odors, fumes, and disease when responding to calls for service; subject to life threatening conditions and situations associated with law enforcement activities.

Physical Requirements

Vision correctable to 20/40 and be able to recognize the color of traffic signals and devices showing red, green, and amber.  Routinely performs walking, twisting, bending, squatting, stooping, climbing, kneeling, jumping, running, fighting, and wrestling; reaching from ground level to overhead; push and pull, lift and carry up to approximately 180 pounds; and hold and grip objects.  Subject to prolong walking, sitting, or standing.  Possesses ability to operate a computer keyboard and/or mouse.

Licensing/Certification

Police Officer I – Must possess a valid Missouri Vehicle Operator’s License; and must pass state exam and meet P.O.S.T. requirements (Class A Peace Officer License).

Police Officer II – A minimum of two (2) additional training certifications that is unique and enhances the capabilities of the department such as Field Training Officer, Radar Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Taser Instructor, or CPR/First Aid Instructor.

Miscellaneous Requirements

Must be 21 years of age in order to be commissioned and must establish residency within an area whereas response time to emergency call to the City of Lebanon shall not exceed one hour; must be a U.S. citizen; must be able to successfully complete an intense background investigation, truth verification examination, and pre-employment drug test; must submit to periodic drug testing as required by applicable law.  Be of good moral character, with no felony convictions or crime involving moral turpitude, no pending indictments, or certain misdemeanor offenses including any involving aggressive or violent behavior (i.e., domestic violence, criminal assault, etc.), disregard for the safety of others, or the misuse of deadly weapons.  Position is subject to working a variety of shifts including evenings, weekends, and holidays due to 24-hour/7 days a week departmental operation.  Subject to emergency call-in.

Police Department Policy Requirements

TATTOOS:  No objectionable tattoos on arms above the wrist that would be visible in LPD’s duty short sleeve uniform, no tattoos on the head, face, neck, or hands. FACIAL HAIR:  If a mustache is worn, it will be kept neatly trimmed. No portion extending beyond the corners of the mouth will fall below a line parallel with the bottom of the lower lip. No handlebar mustaches will be allowed. Sideburns shall not extend below the ear lobes and shall not extend into the cheek area that resembles “pork chop” appearance. Full beards and/or goatees will not be worn by officers or civilian employees.

 

(Post Date: January 31, 2019) (Post expires: June 28, 2019)
1001 East High Street Jefferson City, Missouri 65101 Phone: (573) 636-5444
1001 East High Street Jefferson City, Missouri 65101 Phone: (573) 636-5444