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Officer Employment Qualifications

Minimum Requirements for the position of Police Officer are:
  1. Reach his/her twenty-first birthday prior to the starting date of the police academy, or hire date.
  2. Be a citizen of the United States of America.
  3. Have weight in proportion to height.
  4. Possess eyesight not less than 20/100 (Snellen) in either eye and corrected to 20/20 (Snellen) in one eye and 20/30 (Snellen) in the other.
  5. Possess a valid Missouri driver's license.
  6. Have no felony convictions.

Preference will be given to applicants who possess at least an Associate Degree in a law enforcement related field and who have Missouri Class A, P.O.S.T. Certification.