Security Officer

MU Police Department   Columbia, MO   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on May 4, 2023



University of Missouri Police Department


The University of Missouri is a beautiful campus encompassing a 1,262-acres. The university was established in Columbia as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. There are over 30,000 students enrolled with 2,500 plus faculty members and over 6,000 additional staffers.


The University of Missouri Police Department is searching for a uniformed security officer. The security officer will be responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the University of Missouri community.



--Regularly patrol designated area on foot and by motor vehicle

                --Maintain secure areas

                --Respond to fire and system alarms and assist other emergency and maintenance personnel

                --Operate two-way comm. system, send, and receive messages using proper radio protocol

                --Serve as a liaison to custodial and maintenance staff regarding unsafe conditions

                --May identify security problems or hazards and develop and implement solutions in response

                --Provide traffic direction and security for assigned special events

                --Transport and set-up barricades for events

                --Set-up and remove closed campus signs

                --Jump start vehicles on campus upon request for assistance

                --Assist with fingerprinting

                --Deliver departmental mail and correspondences to campus offices, courts, and similar groups

                --Monitor and maintain room reservation list

                --May serve as a field training officer for new security guards

                --Provide escorts when requested

                --Other duties as specified by the Chief of Police or their designee



High school diploma or equivalent. Candidate should be honest, demonstrate integrity, contain communication skills, show empathy, and should work well with others.



One or more years of experience in public, private, civilian, or military security, law enforcement or experience within an intermediate/maximum security mental health facility performing security functions.



The Security Officer shall report to the designated person of authority.



Full-time benefit eligible

Starting pay $15 per hour/plus shift differential/annual review.

7 a.m.-3 p.m.  

3-11 p.m.

11 p.m.-7 a.m.


This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty and staff benefits website at


All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment based on their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations, or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

The University's nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities.  Further, this policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively affects the victim’s educational experience or the overall campus environment. 

Any person having inquiries concerning the application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact the Title IX Coordinator.


MU Police Department

901 Virginia Avenue
Columbia , MO