Job Opportunities


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.


POLICE OFFICER – Willow Springs, MO

The Willow Springs Police Department is accepting applications for a full time Police Officer.  Qualifications include having a High School Diploma or G.E.D., must be Missouri P.O.S.T. Certified, and can successfully pass a drug screening.  Excellent benefits package.  E.O.E.  You may apply at the Police Department or City Hall.  Call 417-469-3158 for more information.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

(Post Date: September 23, 2021) (Post expires: December 1, 2021)

POLICE OFFICER – Full-time – Ava, MO

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 duties in the City of Ava.

Openings: One Full Time Peace Officers

Working Hours: Evenings, Nights, Weekends and Holidays

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 operators license at time of appointment; must possess a valid (POST) Missouri Peace Officer License and be in good standings. 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, Comp Time and Lagers L-6 for the Employee. Equipment is also provided for full time employees.
Send Resume to: Ava Police Department P.O. Box 518. Ava, Mo 65608 or E-mail
504 Springfield Rd.
Ava, Mo 65608

(Post Date: September 23, 2021) (Post expires: November 1, 2021)


CRESTWOOD  OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES              One Detjen Drive Crestwood, MO 63126                (314) 729-4796


The City of Crestwood Missouri is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of police officer. This entry level position requires the officer to work various duty hours. Traditional law enforcement duties include but are not limited to preventive patrol operations, traffic investigation and enforcement, criminal investigations and traditional service related calls    of a peace officer. Candidates are required to have 800 level P.O.S.T. certification or attending a qualified P.O.S.T. certified police academy class scheduled to graduate during this hiring period. An Associate of Science or Associate of Arts Degree is preferred but commensurate experience may be substituted for the degree requirement. U.S. Armed Forces service with Honorable Discharge may be substituted for the above stated college requirement. Applicants will be required to take a written examination and be able to pass a background examination. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. The successful candidate is required to submit to psychological testing and a physical examination.

Salary Range: $53,000 – $ 72,000 (DOE)

For consideration, qualified applicants must submit a completed application to Janet Gravagna by email at or by mail to: Janet Gravagna, City of Crestwood, 1 Detjen Drive, Crestwood, MO 63126. An employment Application and job description may be downloaded from the City’s website at or obtained at the Crestwood Government Center, One Detjen Dr., Crestwood, MO 63126.

Applications must be received by September 30, 2021.

The City of Crestwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

(Post Date: September 16, 2021) (Post expires: October 1, 2021)




 Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

The following list of duties is representative of those performed within this position and not intended to be all inclusive.

This position performs security patrols, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents; detects, investigates and arrests persons involved violations of the law; books prisoners and processes evidence; uses judgement to decide a course of action to handle difficult and emergency situations; testifies in court proceedings, prepares a variety of reports and records; uses technology to enter information or write reports; responds to calls for service.

Other duties may be assigned as necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

See website for more information:

Please complete the Police Officer Application at the link below:


(Post Date: September 16, 2021) (Post expires: November 1, 2021)


POLICE OFFICER – Sparta, MO                       JOB ANNOUNCEMENT                                   Announce Date:   9/16/21


Starting Hourly Range: Patrol Officer:  $16.21 – $16-71

FLSA:        Full-Time, Non-Exempt


  • Family health (employee paid for by the city)
  • Dental & Vision insurance plans,
  • Life Insurance.
  • Fourteen (14) paid holidays,
  • Sick and Vacation accumulated each pay period


Selected candidates will be community policing oriented and required to perform a variety of duties such as enforce city and state violations, investigate criminal activities, routine patrol duties, traffic control and traffic accident investigation, assist citizens, perform communications duties, enforce animal violations, operate an emergency vehicle in a safe and defensive manner, meet physical aspects of job, and perform other duties as job requires.


  • High school diploma or equivalent General Education Development Certificate (GED).
  • Must be eligible for licensing as a peace officer in the state of Missouri by the Department of Public Safety (DPS), as defined in Chapter 590 of RSMo.  More information can be found on the DPS website at


Employee is frequently required to sit, walk, talk, and hear; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  Specific vision abilities required include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Full job description available.


  • Must be a US citizen at least 21 years of age and possess a valid Missouri Driver’s License at time of appointment.
  • Must successfully pass the following:
  • Peer Board interview
  • Police Personnel Board interview
  • Chief’s interview
  • Psychological test
  • Polygraph
  • Background investigation
  • Physical fitness test
  • Physical & drug screen
  • Weapons qualification.


APPLY IN PERSON; 200 North Ave. Sparta Mo 65753

Application is on-line @, police department.


Closing Date:  OCTOBER 1, 2021, close of business.





(Post Date: September 16, 2021) (Post expires: October 1, 2021)


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT                                   Announce Date:   9/8/21





GRADE CLASSIFICATION:         Grade P4 – Lateral entry based on experience.

Starting Salary Range:

Police Cadet:         $14.15/Hr

Patrol Officer:        $44,006 to $46,613 estimated annually (includes holiday pay & shift differential)


FLSA:        Full-Time, Non-Exempt


Family health and dental insurance plan; life insurance; Custom Benefit Plan; eleven (11) paid holidays and one (1) personal holiday; two (2) weeks of vacation and twelve (12) sick days a year; shift differential pay.


Selected candidates will be community policing oriented and required to perform a variety of duties such as enforce city and state violations, investigate criminal activities, routine patrol duties, traffic control and traffic accident investigation, assist citizens, perform communications duties, enforce animal violations, operate an emergency vehicle in a safe and defensive manner, meet physical aspects of job, and perform other duties as job requires.



High school diploma or equivalent General Education Development Certificate (GED).  Must be certified as a law enforcement officer in the state of Missouri, OR currently be enrolled in a law enforcement academy, OR be eligible for licensing (waiver of MO academy requirement) as a peace officer in the state of Missouri by the Department of Public Safety (DPS), as defined in Chapter 590 of RSMo.  More information can be found on the DPS website at


Employee is frequently required to sit, walk, talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  Specific vision abilities required include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Full job description available.


  • Must be a US citizen at least 21 years of age and possess a valid Missouri Driver’s License at time of appointment.
  • Must successfully pass the following: Peer Board interview, Police Personnel Board interview, Chief’s interview, psychological test, polygraph, background investigation, physical fitness test, physical & drug screen, and weapons qualification.









E-Mailable Job Application at:

(Post Date: September 9, 2021) (Post expires: September 26, 2021)

POLICE CHIEF – Excelsior Springs, MO



The City of Excelsior Springs, Missouri is seeking an experienced, strategic and visionary leader to serve as its next Chief of Police.

Located in both Clay and Ray counties, Excelsior Springs is a growing and vibrant community of approximately 12,000 residents strategically located just 30 miles to the northeast of Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, and a short 30-minute drive to Kansas City International Airport. The City came into existence due to the natural spring water that flows from the depths of the earth, discovered by accident in 1880 by a farmer. Rich in history, Excelsior Springs is home to the extraordinary Elms Hotel, operating as a landmark 19th century resort hotel, and the City owned Hall of Waters, a beautiful example of exquisite Art Deco detailing that houses the world’s longest mineral water bar. The Police Headquarters is located on the same campus adjacent to the Hall of Waters. The City continues to invest into infrastructure and revitalization which has resulted in a significant number of additional buildings and districts being recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.

Excelsior Springs is a community known for providing excellent elementary and secondary educational opportunities. ESSD #40 operates three elementary schools, a middle school, Excelsior Springs Technical High School, Excelsior Springs High School, and Excelsior Springs Career Center. The community and the Police Department work very closely together, and the City is recognized for its exceptionally low crime rate. Excelsior Springs reflects the adage, “small town friendly with access to big city amenities”, and City leaders are proud of the quality growth and municipal services they provide to the community.

In December 1921, voters in the City of Excelsior Springs adopted the City Manager form of government, becoming the first city in the State of Missouri to formally adopt this style of governing. The City Council is made up of five members, elected at large, for terms of three years. The mayor is elected for a one-year term from the five-body council. Meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month.  The Council appoints a City Manager to oversee the day to day operations of the City.

The Police Chief reports to the City Manager and is responsible for overseeing a department comprised of 35 full-time employees, including 24 full-time sworn police officers. This full-service law enforcement agency also provides emergency communications and animal control services, all supported by an annual operating budget of approximately $3.4 million. The ideal candidate will be team oriented and possess exceptional leadership and communications skills. The City is seeking candidates with a track record of community involvement and an ability to establish strong relationships with neighborhoods, the business community, law enforcement agencies and other governmental organizations, City staff and the City Council. The City desires a candidate that exhibits strong diplomatic skills, self-confidence and the highest levels of integrity while serving the public with humility. The ability to exhibit a vision for the future of the Department, develop and mentor employees, and utilize municipal finance and budgeting experience to articulate departmental needs will be an advantage.

Candidates should possess at least seven (7) years of progressively responsible police supervisory and managerial experience; three (3) of which must have been equivalent to the rank of lieutenant or above in a comparably sized department. A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration, public administration or a related field (master’s degree preferred), or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. The salary range is $76,753 to $115,130, with the expected starting salary negotiable up to $85,000.  A vehicle is provided; other benefits include employer contributions toward health with a choice between an HSA or PPO provided at no cost to the department head. The City participates in the LAGERS retirement program with a five-year vesting requirement. The City also provides a $2,400 annual benefit allowance to use toward a variety of additional benefits.

Qualified candidates please submit your resume online by visiting our website at This position is open until filled; first review deadline is Monday, October 18, 2021. Following the first review date, resumes will be screened compared to the criteria outlined in the Brochure.  Final interviews in Excelsior Springs will be offered to those candidates named as finalists by the City, with reference checks conducted prior to the interviews after receiving candidates’ permission. For more information please contact: Art Davis at, or 816.868.7042.

The City of Excelsior Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).


(Post Date: September 9, 2021) (Post expires: October 18, 2021)

POLICE CHIEF – Kimberling City, MO




Job Title:         Chief of Police Grade:

FLSA Status:       


Perform a variety of complex administrative, supervisory and professional work in planning, coordinating and directing the activities of the Police Department.


Under direct supervision of the City Administrator



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Plan, coordinate, supervise, and evaluate police department
  2. Develop policies and procedures for the Department mandated by law, to ensure efficient operations of the department, and to implement directives from the Mayor, Board of Aldermen, and City
  3. Plan and implement a law enforcement program for the City in order to better carry out the policies and goals of City Management and Council; review Department performance and effectiveness, formulate programs or policies to alleviate
  4. Coordinate the information gathered and work accomplished by various officers; assign officers to special investigations as the needs arise for their specific skills.
  5. Assure that personnel are assigned to shifts or working units which provide optimum effectiveness in terms of current situations and circumstances governing
  6. Review evidence, witnesses, and suspects in criminal cases to correlate all aspects, and to assess for trends, similarities, or for associations with other
  7. Supervise and coordinate the preparation and presentation of an annual budget for the Department; direct the implementation of the department’s budget; plan for and review specifications for new or replaced
  8. Direct the development and maintenance of systems, records, and legal documents that provide for the proper evaluation, control, and documentation of the Police Department operations.
  9. Coordinate and supervise the training, assignment, and development of subordinate police officers.
  10. Handle grievances, maintain Departmental discipline, and maintain the conduct and general behavior of assigned
  11. Ensure all officers have community visibility and
  12. Prepare and submit periodic reports to the Mayor, Board of Aldermen, and City Administrator upon request, regarding the Department’s activities, and prepare a variety of other reports as appropriate.
  13. Meet with elected or appointed officials, other law enforcement officials, community and business representatives and the public on all aspects of the Department’s
  14. Attend or designate personnel to attend conferences and meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field; represent the City Police Department in a variety of local, county, state and other
  15. Cooperate with other Municipalities, County, State and Federal law enforcement agencies as appropriate where activities of the police department are
  16. Coordinate activities with supervisors and other City departments, exchange information with officers in other law enforcement agencies, the District Attorney’s Office, Circuit Court, and other government agencies. Obtain advice from the City Attorney, Court Administrator, and Municipal Prosecutor’s Office regarding cases, policies and
  17. Ensure that laws and ordinances are enforced and that public peace and safety is
  18. Recruits, hires, trains, new police officers on the Recommends officers for appropriate promotions and citations of merit.
  19. Direct investigation of major crime
  20. Perform the duties of subordinate personnel as
  21. Analyze and recommend improvements to equipment and facilities, as
  22. Participate in various


  1. Ethical
  2. Communication
  3. Leadership
  4. Stress Management/Composure.
  5. Time Management
  6. Problem Solving/Analysis.
  7. Decision Making
  8. Communication Proficiency
  9. Diversity and Inclusion
  10. Project Management
  11. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.

Supervisory Responsibility

Exercises supervision over all police department staff directly or through subordinate supervisors.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, fax machines. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration. It may be expected that the individual could be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials during the course of their duties.

Physical Demands

Requires medium to high levels of sitting, standing, walking, squatting, lifting, bending, twisting, and kneeling; requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate essential job related equipment such as vehicles, weapons, and other specialized equipment; must be sighted, hearing, and mobile to such a degree as not to compromise safety rules or the safety of self and others while working; requires medium to high levels of carrying, pushing, pulling, reaching, and running; police employees are required to meet all applicable departmental physical fitness and physical training standards prior to and during employment.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Occasional evening, weekend, and holiday work may be required as job duties demand.


Travel is primarily locally during the business day, although some out of the area travel and overnight may be expected.


Bachelors degree in Police Administration or equivalent experience or training which totals at least five years. Certified sworn law enforcement officer by the State of Missouri.

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


Knowledge of modern police administrative procedures.

Thorough knowledge of scientific methods of crime detection, criminal identification and radio communication.

Thorough knowledge of laws and ordinances that are applicable to the City.

Knowledge of Kimberling City ordinances; County, State, and Federal laws, and ordinances. Thorough knowledge of the geography of the City.

Knowledge of Community Policing concepts.


Ability to analyze complex police problems and personnel matters and take corrective action.

Ability to delegate authority and responsibility to subordinate supervisory personnel. Ability to perform effectively while exposed to hazardous or dangerous situations.

Ability to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.

Ability to effectively communicate with the public and department personnel.


Missouri P.O.S.T. Certified Police Officer; must possess a valid Missouri operator’s license.

Miscellaneous Requirements:

Must be able to satisfactorily complete a background investigation, as required. Last Revision:     January 2000

Comments:                                                                                                   Date: September 8, 2021

(Post Date: September 8, 2021) (Post expires: October 15, 2021)

POLICE CHIEF – Wright City, MO

Job Title:                             POLICE CHIEF – Wright City Missouri Police Department

Opening Date:                   Position is open to Internal and External Applicants

Closing Date:                     Open until filled; priority consideration for complete resumes received by

         4:30 p.m. October 7, 2021

Work Hours:                      Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Will be expected to attend

Board of Alderman Meetings, work special events and will require to be on call after normal business hours.

Salary Range:                    Open: Depending on Qualifications

POSITION SUMMARY:   The Police Chief is an experienced executive-level position that serves as the chief law enforcement officer and the head of the Police Department, and all its operations, for Wright City, Missouri.  The Police Chief is responsible for continuous and uninterrupted law enforcement for the city in directing and managing departmental assets in emergency and non-emergency situations.  The incumbent will ensure that department activities, policies and procedures are met to insure the safety of the city and its residents.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:     Prefers graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Police Science, Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Public Management, or a closely related field.  Ten (10) years or more in law enforcement. Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in law enforcement and crime prevention, of which at least five (5) years were in a supervisory position of Sergeant or above. Must be able to qualify with department issued firearms. Must possess a Missouri P.O.S.T. Certificate at time of starting employment.  Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.  Must be able to pass a background investigation, pre-employment substance abuse testing and post-offer medical evaluation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Ensures preservation of order, protection of life and property, and enforcement of laws and municipal ordinances for Wright City’s citizens, visitors and businesses through planning, organization, direction and coordination of policies, procedures and activities of the Police Department.  Prepares budgets; formulates, enacts and enforces departmental rules and standards; ensures a safe working environment, with  the protection of personnel and city assets as a high priority; carries out long and short term initiatives that meet the city’s needs.

HOW TO APPLY:  To be considered for this position, please forward a letter of interest along with your resume showing your qualification for this position to:  Missouri Police Chiefs Association, Attn: Robert Shockey, 1001 E High St, Jefferson City MO 65101 or email it to  The Missouri Police Chief’s Association will be part of the review and selection process.


The Wright City Police Department provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  In addition to federal law requirements, the Wright City Police Department complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.  The Wright City Police Department will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.  All individuals hired will be required to provide documentation to establish identity and employment authorization as a condition of employment.  The Wright City Police Department is a tobacco free workplace.

Wright City Police Department, 203 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Wright City, Missouri  63390

(Post Date: September 7, 2021) (Post expires: October 7, 2021)

POLICE OFFICER – Winfield Police Department

Job description

Police Officer
City of Winfield, MO – Winfield, MO 63389
$41,184/ per year
Position Title: Police Officer

Employment: Full Time (80 hours or more per two week pay period)

Job Description Summary: This position performs community law enforcement including 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 within the municipal limits of the City, perform security checks on buildings and residences, and take appropriate action with regard to suspicious activity.
  • Respond to routine, urgent, and emergency calls for service. Take appropriate action to mitigate injury, damage, and safe guard property.
  • 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.
  • Prepare reports, complete administrative paperwork, thoroughly document activities associated with investigations. Provide credible testimony in municipal, state, and federal 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.
  • Interact and build relationships with citizens and community organizations. Provide additional patrols and presence at crowded venues such as sporting events, festivals, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Missouri POST certification (Class A Peace Officer License).
  • Current on Missouri POST required training hours.
  • Must maintain a valid Missouri driver’s license and safe driving record.
  • Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable laws.
  • Must complete and submit a City of Winfield background questionnaire and pass extensive background investigation; no serious criminal record (determined by nature of violation).
  • Completion of a one-year probationary period.

Work Environment:

  • May be required to work in confined spaces, hazardous traffic conditions, high/dangerous places or life threatening situations.
  • May be exposed to inclement outdoor weather, wet/humid conditions, vibration, airborne particles/fumes, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, loud noise levels, potentially hazardous bodily fluids, or potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents/chemicals.
  • May be required to wear a respirator in certain situations.

Physical Abilities: The following abilities are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions

  • Must be able to sit, talk, and listen for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to feel attributes of objects, grasp, push, drive, stand, walk, reach with hands/arms, stoop/crouch, climb/balance, and operate mechanical equipment.
  • Must have clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, precise hand-eye coordination, and ability to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Must be able to have repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movement to type and work on computer and/or related equipment.
  • Must be able to engage in foot pursuits/effect forcible arrests.
  • May be required to lift 100 pounds or more.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.


  • Pay Rate: $41,184/ per year
  • Insurance: Group health insurance is available after 90-days of employment.
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • LAGERS retirement
  • Vacation after 1-year of service

Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants can submit resumes through or to city hall directly.

Application for employment can be downloaded from the City’s website: and can be accessed within the Contact Us tab. Completed applications can be hand delivered to Winfield City Hall, 51 Harry’s Way, Winfield, MO 63389.

Applications and resumes will be accepted until positions are filled.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $41,184.00 per year


(Post Date: September 1, 2021) (Post expires: November 1, 2021)

PATROL OFFICER – City of Kirkwood




Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and/or assigned.

  • Performs uniformed patrol work involving traffic and crime control
  • Investigates criminal activity
  • Enforcement of laws and ordinances
  • Arrests offenders
  • Protection of life and property
  • Gives presentations to groups and individuals on subject matter related to job tasks and functions

Minimum Training and Experience Requited to Perform Essential Job Functions:

  • High school Diploma or GED required.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to act effectively in emergency and non-emergency situations
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • No felony or serious misdemeanor convictions
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Excellent physical and mental condition
  • Certified as a Police or Peace Officer of a Missouri first class county (or equivalent in another state) or currently enrolled in an Academy program that awards such a certification with a graduation date by December 16, 2021.
  • Must be 21 years of age on or before the date of appointment.
  • Non-Smoking Environment

Working Environment:

Inclement weather. Potential contact with persons and /or articles with contagious/communicable diseases. Personal danger relater to armed and or dangerous persons/animals. Shift work.

STARTING SALARY: $63,555.28 – $77,000.23 per year DOQ with great benefits package. Open till filled.

To apply: Complete an electronic employment application on the City website under “Employment” OR: A paper application can be picked up at Kirkwood City Hall, 139 South Kirkwood Road, 63122 OR: call 314-984-6975 to have one e-mailed, mailed, or faxed to you. Return paper applications to: Attn: Human Resources, at the address listed above.



(Post Date: August 27, 2021) (Post expires: November 30, 2021)

POLICE OFFICER – Full Time – St. John Police Department


POSITIONS: Police Officer (Full Time/Rotating 12 hour shifts) and Reserve Officer (minimum 20 hours/month and support occasional special events)

The City of St. John is a progressive, urban community of approximately 6,600 residents located several minutes south of Lambert International Airport in St. Louis County with a great mix of both residential and commercial areas. The police department is comprised of 22 sworn officers and a Reserve Officer Division.

We are currently seeking qualified, professional, and motivated applicants to fill current full time police officer positions and reserve officer positions. *Qualified applicants who successfully complete the hiring process will remain on a one (1) year eligibility list.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Missouri P.O.S.T. Certified, attending an accredited police academy. (Well-qualified applicants may    receive police academy sponsorship)

-Must be at least 21 years of age on day of appointment

-Graduated from high school or possess a high school equivalency diploma

-Hold a valid Missouri Driver’s License with a good driving history on record

-NO felony convictions

-Must pass a rigid background check

-Impeccable character, trustworthy, honest, loyal, hard-working, courageous, and forward thinking.

Both full-time and reserve police officers with the St. John Police Department are encouraged to utilize the City’s pre-paid training resources to gain as much experience and continuing education as possible. The department also offers pay incentives as well as tuition reimbursement for those individuals wishing to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree.

Police Officers will be required to complete a Field Training Program and basic probationary period after hiring. Officer’s starting base pay is between $52,162.00 – $61,822.00 per year depending on qualifications and education. Patrolman top out pay is $72,184.00.

The City also provides a competitive, comprehensive benefits package, which includes LAGERS retirement, a partial matching deferred compensation 457(b) plan, family medical, vision, and dental coverage. For more information, please visit our City’s website online ( or respond in person to City Hall at 8944 St. Charles Rock Road, St. John, MO 63114.

Applications will be accepted by mail, email or in person on an open basis.

For a copy of our application and any questions, please contact Capt. Paul Anderson at 314-427-8700 or by email at .POST Brochure

The City of St. John is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Post Date: August 17, 2021) (Post expires: October 1, 2021)

POLICE Officer – Full Time, Stafford Police Department

City of Strafford, MO

Positions: Full time police officer (Set shifts are bid annually by seniority with two weekends off per month)

The City of Strafford, Missouri, (pop. 2,358), is accepting applications for the position of a full-time Police Officer. Strafford is approximately 10 minutes east of Springfield, MO on Interstate 44 with a heavy commercial industry and residential neighborhoods.

Minimum qualifications

Must possess current P.O.S.T. certification from the Missouri Department of Public Safety.

Must be 21 years of age at time of application

Must possess high school diploma or GED equivalent

Must possess valid driver’s license with adequate driving history

No felony criminal convictions and must pass background check

The City of Strafford offers competitive compensation and benefits including, but not limited to, LAGERS contributions, health care coverage, etc.  Salary for full time patrolman begins at $35,360 with step increases and can be dependent on experience.

Please submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to Police Chief Dennis Shook at and Police Sergeant Mallory at or mail to City of Strafford, P.O. Box 66, Strafford, MO 65757.  EOE employer.  Accepting applications until December 1, 2021.


(Post Date: August 17, 2021) (Post expires: December 1, 2021)

Police Officer – Greenwood Police Department

The Greenwood Police Department has immediate openings for the position of full time Police Officers.

Located in the Kansas City Metro area, we are close to everything “City” but still have the small-town charm and feel. We are an agency that works for a very supportive community.

If this opportunity sounds good to you, and you are willing to help us create something truly amazing, then please apply.

We offer a starting salary of $35,880 (laterals + depending on qualifications), medical, vision and dental insurance, retirement plan, vacation pay, holiday pay, sick leave, paid training, uniforms, boots, and more. You supply the drive and determination to serve we supply the rest.

The Process

Phase 1

Applications (on going)                                                                                                                   

First Review of applications: immediate review

Interviews: To be scheduled

Selection of eligible candidates: Immediate

Phase 2 (all Phase 2 dates to be announced later)

Conditional Offer(s)


Drug Screening

Psychological Screening


If you are interested in being part of a winning team, contact Chief Tommy Wright at


Applications can be obtained via email or in person at City Hall, 709 W. Main St., Greenwood Mo.

(Post Date: July 19, 2021) (Post expires: October 30, 2021)

Police Officer – California, MO

Supplemental Pay for Full Time Police Officers: The City of California is
accepting applications for full time and part time Police Officers. All applicants must be Peace
Officer Standards and Training certified and possess a high school diploma or graduate
equivalency degree.

If you are selected for a full-time position, you will receive $1000 supplemental pay.
Starting pay for Police Officers is $19 per hour with excellent benefits, including health, dental,
vision and life insurance, sick pay, vacation and a 401K retirement plan. Hourly wages are paid
bi-weekly along with any overtime that is worked. Applications are available at the Police
Department at City Hall, 500 South Oak, California, MO 65018 or visit the city’s website at and click on the employment tab. Applications will be accepted until
all positions are filled. Equal Opportunity Employer.

California is well known as, “Small Enough to Know You, but Big Enough to Serve You.”
California is a small town with strong family values, great community spirit, and an award-
winning school district, and churches of nearly every denomination. At the same time,
California is located only 15 minutes from Jefferson City, the State’s Capitol, and about 45
minutes from Columbia.

Come join the California Police Department and be a part of an exciting new beginning as we help
protect and serve the City of California.


(Post Date: July 19, 2021) (Post expires: October 1, 2021)



The City of Creve Coeur is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Starting salary is $59,688 w/ excellent benefit package. Applicants must be 21 years of age and POST certified at the time of appointment, have a valid driver’s license, and Associate’s Degree or a minimum of 64 hours of college. Duties include, but are not limited to Community Policing, Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, Enforcement of State and local laws.

Application information is available at Creve Coeur Police Application and Information

For additional information contact Hiring and Recruiting at 314-274-2106.


(Post Date: June 17, 2021)

(Post expires: November 5, 2021)

(Post Date: June 17, 2021) (Post expires: November 5, 2021)

POLICE OFFICER – Trenton Police Department

The City of Trenton currently has an opening for the position of Police Officer.  This opening is immediate and will be filled as soon as possible.  The application process is open until filled.

Applicants must be at least twenty-one years of age at time of appointment with a high school diploma or equivalent, possess a valid Missouri driver’s license, with no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions. Applicants must possess a Missouri P.O.S.T. Certification at the time of commission. Preference points will also be considered for applicants who have an Associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university. Applicants must pass an oral interview, a complete background investigation, and a pre-employment drug screening examination.

Current starting salary is $41,018 with additional compensation that can be earned through a step program rewarding years of service, education, and training certifications.  Benefits for police officers include employee paid health insurance with family coverage available, life insurance, vision coverage, dental coverage available, Personal Time Off (PTO), Major Medical Leave (MML), paid holidays, and  L.A.G.E.R.S. retirement.  Officers are furnished with all uniforms, leather, equipment, firearms (both on and off-duty), and bullet resistant vest.

Trenton is the county seat of Grundy County with a population of approximately 6001.  Trenton is a rural community located on U.S. 65 in north central Missouri and the home of North Central Missouri College.  Our Police Department employs twelve full-time Police Officers, five part-time Police Officers, six Communication Officers, and an Animal Control Officer.  We participate in various programs such as community based policing programs, problem oriented policing, and a multi-jurisdictional tactical team.

Applications can be requested at the Trenton Police Station or by contacting the Trenton Police Department, 610 Main Street, Trenton, Missouri  64683.  Applications can also be obtained by calling (660) 359-2121 or (660) 359-5557 or by e-mailing .


(Post Date: May 11, 2021) (Post expires: November 10, 2021)