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Police Officer - Lateral Hire

Springfield Police Department - Springfield, Missouri

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$33,321.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$33,321.00 annual
$35,027.00 annual
Top Pay:
$53,622.00 annual

Job Description

The City of Springfield, Missouri is seeking individuals with experience in law enforcement. The starting salary for lateral hire ranges from $35,027.20 to $45,052.80, plus clothing allowance and paid employee health insurance. Lateral Police Officer testing will take place April 18th, June 8th / 9th and July 27th / 28th. For more information, including minimum requirements and application deadlines, or to apply please visit www.springfieldmo.gov/jobs. If you do not meet the Lateral Hire minimum qualifications you might meet the qualifications for our regular academy. You can go to www.springfieldmo.gov/jobs to look at the minimum qualifications. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability. EOE/AA

Additional Information

The Springfield Police Department is comprised of over 300 sworn staff members and approximately 100 civilian staff members. We have a variety of special assignments including the following : Traffic, Special Response Team, K-9, Investigations, Special Investigation Units, Community Services, University Sub-Stations, Hostage Negotiations and Narcotics.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Minimum 21 years and no maximum
  • Education: See minimum qualifications
  • Experience: 2 years Law Enforcement experience (working calls for service) plus be able to obtain a Missouri POST Class A license
Lateral candidates must possess a Class A MO POST (Lateral candidates who possess the required experience, but whose current law enforcement certification is through another state, may participate in the testing process while seeking reciprocity through Missouri POST)and have a minimum of 2 years full-time sworn police experience (primary experience must include responding to calls for service, conducting preliminary and/or follow-up investigations of crimes, responding to traffic accidents and apprehending, detaining and arresting suspects) in any state within the last five years.

Contact Informaton

Mark Schindler

Springfield Police Department
321 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, Missouri 65781
phone: (417) 864-1796

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