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Police Officer

Springfield Police Department - Springfield, Missouri

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Entry Level Salary:
$16.43 hourly

Job Description

The Springfield Police Department is seeking to hire the most qualified men and women, including those with current police officer experience. We are looking for police officer candidates who are ready to take the challenge and join one of Missouri’s premiere law enforcement agencies. Starting pay is $16.43/hour for regular hires.  Lateral pay is based on experience and ranges from $17.27 - $22.20/hour.

Regular and Lateral Police Officer testing will take place September 12th. Please visit www.springfieldmo.gov for more information, including minimum requirements and application deadlines. Applications accepted online only.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.  Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment.  Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in The United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment.  Pre-employment drug testing required. 

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: see below
  • Experience: see below

Must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D.  In addition, must possess 60 semester credit hours from an accredited college or university; or Class A POST certified peace officer; or two years of active duty military service with honorable discharge; or possess a Missouri Class B certification as a peace officer plus at least two years of full time law enforcement experience within the last 5 years; or possess 30 semester hours from an accredited college or university plus three years of experience as a Springfield Police Cadet to enter the Academy.  For complete listing of job requirements visit the City of Springfield’s employment page.  There are additional requirements for the Lateral Hire Program. 

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Human Resources

Springfield Police Department
321 E Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, Missouri 65802
phone: (417) 864-1796

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