POLICE OFFICER City of Columbia, Missouri
The City of Columbia, Missouri is seeking highly motivated and dependable individuals willing to provide a professional level of police services to our community.
The starting salary for Missouri POST Certified officers is $51,084.80 ($24.56 per hour plus a shift differential of $0.75 per hour for all hours worked from 6:00 pm – 6:00 am).
Not POST Certified? Your academy tuition is paid for and the salary for non-POST Certified officers (Police Officer in Training – while attending the police academy) is $39,957.00 ($19.21 per hour plus a shift differential of $0.75 per hour for all hours worked from 6:00 pm – 6:00 am).
As a City of Columbia, Missouri employee, you will receive one of the best employment benefit packages in the state.
This position performs responsible law enforcement work partnering with the community in the prevention, detection, and investigation of criminal acts; the apprehension and arrest of law violators; and the safeguarding of lives and property. Patrol assigned areas of the City, perform security checks on buildings and residences, and take appropriate action with regard to suspicious activity.
Respond to calls for service and 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. Give testimony in 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. Write and enter accurate and detailed reports concerning law enforcement activities. Complete forms, maintain logs, and correct reports taken on calls for service. Participate in special events, special police programs and units. Maintain best practices and standards of police work. Maintain awareness of current criminal investigations and research new developments in law enforcement investigations. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum education of a high school diploma or equivalent required.
•Possess or be able to obtain and maintain Missouri POST certification (Class A Peace Officer License).
•Must maintain a valid Missouri driver’s license and safe driving record.
•Must maintain CPR certification.
•Must reside and maintain a permanent residence within a 50 mile straight line radius of the Columbia Police Dept. located at 600 E. Walnut Street, Columbia, Missouri within 180 days of hire.
•Must complete and submit an official Columbia Police Dept. background questionnaire and pass extensive background investigation; no serious criminal record (determined by nature of violation).
Individuals needing accommodation to apply may call 573.874.CITY (2489)
TTY: 711 (MO RELAY)
THE CITY OF COLUMBIA IS A MERIT, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: MALE / FEMALE
THE CITY OF COLUMBIA REQUIRES PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TESTING
The City of Columbia participates in the federal E-Verify work authorization program