Police Officer

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Police Officer
Working Title Police Officer
Department 600210-Police/Support Services
Pay Rate $15.29/Hour
FTE 1.0
FLSA Nonexempt
Position Number 997555
Classification CJS12
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants without the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) license will be required to be commissioned as a University Police Officer and be sent to a (POST) certified academy. The UCM Department of Public Safety will pay to send the applicant to the Central Missouri Police Academy in Warrensburg, which must be successfully completed. While in the academy the applicant will be paid a reduced rate of $13.12 per hour. May 2018 graduates eligible to apply.

Completed UCM online application for employment, cover letter, resume and three references required. Review of application materials will begin on March 16, 2018 and will continue until filled.

NOTE: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Working hours:

Hours and days vary; weekends and holidays included.

Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 02/28/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

Protects students, faculty, staff, visitors and University of Central Missouri property. Officers enforce state statutes, city ordinances, University rules and regulations, and policies of University of Central Missouri. Helps to ensure that University of Central Missouri maintains an atmosphere that is supportive of the educational process.

Education & Formal Training Bachelor's degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training

Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field required.

Computer Skills Word-Processing

Missouri Police Officer Licensed or currently enrolled in the police academy preferred.

Other Experience
Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position: Police background check, Criminal History check, Fingerprinting, Driver's license, Missouri license required
Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements

-Must obtain and maintain Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) license as mandated by state law.
-Must attend and successfully pass the basic Police Academy as prescribed by Missouri Department of Public Safety for state police officers.
-Minimum 21 years of age at time of appointment.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Physical abilities: mobility/strength/dexterity/balance/coordination/endurance, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with University students, employees, and volunteers, as well as, other law enforcement and public safety agencies.
-Ability to apply complex laws and court decision to situations and people in conflict.
-Ability to deal courteously and authoritatively with the public.
-Ability to hear and discern radio traffic.
-Must pass and maintain qualification courses with issue pistol, shotgun and rifle.
-Must be physically able to perform defensive tactic skills after being trained (i.e., subject control techniques, handgun retention, handcuffing techniques, and defensive tactics).
-Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws.
-Knowledge of University regulations preferred.
-Knowledge of effective law enforcement practices, methods, procedures, and standards.
-Knowledge of safety standards and precautions pertaining to the use and operation of police equipment and law enforcement.
-Knowledge of UCM physical grounds and facilities, including building plans, mechanical access, roof access, and safety routes preferred.

Specify sensory abilities:
Physical & Environmental Factors: Excessive standing and/or walking, Exposure to extreme temperatures, Exposure to fumes and/or chemicals, Exposure to heights, Exposure to loud noises, Lifting (weight) - 50 lbs.
Other Physical & Environmental Factors

-Long periods of time in patrol car.
-Potential life-threatening situations.

Lifting weight
Special Working Conditions: On call/standby work required, Uniform required, Irregular work hours, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions
Other Special Working Conditions

-Inclement weather conditions.
-Potentially life-threatening situations.
-Work in cramped patrol car.

Ability to Keyboard No keyboarding test required.
Special Qualifications: Post-offer physical exam required.
Other Special Qualifications

-Interview process includes entrance exam and oral review board.
-Post-offer psychological exam required.
-Computer Voice Stress Analyzer exam (lie detector).
-No prior criminal convictions.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Missouri driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents