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Police Officer

Smithville Police Department - Smithville, Missouri

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$30,000.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$30,000.00 annual
$30,000.00 annual
Top Pay:
$45,109.00 annual

Job Description

Under general supervision, performs duties in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances, performs related work as required.


Officers shall be thoroughly familiar with the City and shall know the regulations, which apply thereto. Performs preventive patrol and actively enforces laws, statutes and ordinances.

Identifies potential and actual police hazards and determines an appropriate response or enforcement activity.

Provides emergency assistance to injured. Protects accident and/or crime scene to ensure evidence control.

Directs and controls traffic to ensure safe and efficient movement of vehicles and pedestrians.

Conducts traffic enforcement activities to reduce accidents and discourage unlawful driving behavior.

Conducts preliminary investigations of suspects and/or criminal activities/persons.

The position regularly requires the handling of confidential or sensitive information and also requires periods of physical effort and constant periods of mental effort.

Responds to routine, urgent and emergency calls for service.

This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by Police Officers.

Benefits ·Starting salary is $30,000.00 per year.

·Any person hired shall be on probation for a period of one year from date of employment. The employee may be terminated at any time, with or without cause, for any reason, or for no reason. ·The City of Smithville provides for 100% medical insurance for the employee and offers a variety of insurance coverage packages for family members at a cost to the employee.

·The City is currently enrolled in the LAGERS retirement program. ·The City provides the uniform, all equipment and the dry cleaning of uniforms at no cost to the employee.


Regular and predictable attendance.

The ability to carry out orders and directives of the Department.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the general public; with other Department employees on a constant basis; and with other City employees on an occasional basis.

The ability to think and act quickly in medical, fire and other emergency situations.

Considerable knowledge in patrol techniques and a working knowledge of related police functions.

Ability to convey, identify and properly employ ideas clearly and concisely with verbal, non-verbal and written communications skills, using the English language.

Ability to effectively perform required duties for extended periods while exposed to the elements; hazardous situations; with limited privacy, and without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of self or others.

Ability to safely and effectively operate assigned equipment and vehicles.

Ability to patrol, respond, assess, repress and prevent criminal activities, investigate offenses, apprehend offenders and furnish and determine appropriate day-today enforcement.

Ability to safely, effectively and appropriately use lethal and nonlethal weapons.

A working knowledge of the court system, and the ability to testify effectively in a court of law.

Ability to deal tactfully, effectively and equitably with the public.

Additional Information


Work involves some risk to personal safety and may involve increased exposure to communicable diseases.


Must possess a Basic Law Enforcement Certification from an accredited law enforcement academy in the State of Missouri, or the ability to satisfy the State of Missouri Peace Officers Standards to obtain the certification.


1. Must be a citizen of the United States, and a citizen of the State of Missouri. 2. Must posses a high School diploma or GED 3. Must be at least 21 years of age. 4. Must be available to work irregular hours and maintain a telephone in residence for emergency contact. 5. Must have a Motor Vehicle Operator’s License valid in the State of Missouri. 6. Must have dependable transportation. 7. Must be able to pass an extensive background investigation and drug screen. 8. Must reside within a 30-minute response time to the City limits of Smithville.


Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps or poles using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.

Kneeling: Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

Stooping: Bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist.

Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.

Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

Fingering: Picking, punching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.

Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Conveying detailed or important spoken instructions to other people, accurately, loudly or quickly.

Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.

Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward.

Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position.

Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shapes, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.

Hearing: Must have acceptable hearing to hear well on the telephone, radio and in public contacts. Visual: Must have visual acuity to identify individuals, describe clothing and vehicles by shape, color, and design either in daytime or nighttime under various lighting conditions. Must be able to run from dark to light or light to dark.

Job Requirements

  • Age: : 21 years of age
  • Education: : High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: : Not required

· Must be a citizen of the United States.

· Must be a resident of the State of Missouri.

· Must have a high school diploma or GED.

· Must possess a valid Missouri Drivers License.

· Must be certified by the Missouri Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.

· Must be at least 21 years of age.

· Must not have been convicted of any felony offense, domestic violence crimes, or other crimes that would make the applicant unsuitable for employment.

· Must be willing and able to perform all the tasks required of the job.

· Must successfully complete an extensive background investigation and drug screen test.

· Must successfully complete all pre-employment interviews and tests.

Contact Informaton

Jason Lockridge

Smithville Police Department
107 W. Main Street
Smithville, Missouri 64089
phone: (816) 532-0500

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