University of Missouri-St. Louis Police Department
This position currently qualifies for a hiring incentive of
$2,000 with a two-year employment commitment- Currently valid POST
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY
To enforce University regulations, and city and state laws as they
apply on University property and designated areas.
- Patrol assigned area by motor vehicle, bicycle or on foot to
prevent, discover, and deter the commission of crime, enforce
university rules and regulations, provide personal and property
security and traffic law enforcement. Observe and make note of
suspicious persons, possible violators, hazardous conditions or
- Check buildings and property following security procedures;
lock entry-ways and points of access as scheduled, take note and
report evidence of damage and possible break-ins.
- Observe public or student gatherings and analyze developments
to determine need for action.
- Respond to emergency alarms and dispatched calls regarding a
variety of services including:illness,accidents,disturbances, crime
and other acts against persons or property, animal control, and
motorist assistance. Provide necessary assistance and take
appropriate action based on analysis of situation and facts.
- Assist in parking patrol activities including issuing citations
and ordering vehicle removals. Perform traffic control duties,
directing automobile and pedestrian traffic to maintain safe and
efficient flow. Issue warnings or citations to drivers when
violations of motor vehicle laws are observed. May administer field
- Conduct preliminary investigations of incidents as necessary;
collect and preserve physical evidence, protect crime scene,
interview suspects and witnesses, and files appropriate reports as
directed by federal, state or local legal requirements. Prepare
court cases and provide legal testimony in response to subpoena as
witness and/or reporting officer to crime.
- May arrest individuals and take into custody. Process arrested
individuals by taking photographs, obtaining fingerprints, and
writing arrest reports; transports violators to jail.
- Provide escort service for designated individuals and money
messengers, and assist with special events on campus. Renders first
aid as needed, following prescribed procedures and victim I
personal safety precautions.
- Takes and writes incident I accident reports, including those
of missing/stolen property and criminal activity. Provide general
assistance and information to students, staff and the public.
- Assist federal, state, county and city law enforcement
authorities as requested or dispatched by central office. Prepare
and file daily activity reports of disturbances, accidents, crimes
and tickets issued in prescribed format. May prepare and process
documents such as citations, complaints, affidavits, and
- May serve in the capacity of field training officer. Perform
related duties as assigned.
Direct supervision is received from a designated supervisor.
Limited supervision will be exercised over assigned probationary
officer(s) while acting in the capacity of a field training
officer. Supervision of crime scene/criminal incident as first
responder until relieved by a designated supervisor. Additional
supervision of others may be exercised as specified by the Chief of
Police or member of department management.
This document is a general description of typical job duties,
responsibilities and qualifications of employees holding the
associated job title. Additional duties, specific qualifications
and work emphosis may vary between individual positions .
- High school diploma or equivalent
- A valid Missouri operator’s license
- Missouri POST certification must be obtained within a
reasonable period after employment;commission to active officer
duties will begin after certification is obtained. Missouri POST
certification may be required prior to employment by the local
campus office, based on current staffing needs.
- Strong, verbal communication skills are necessary.
- Possesses conceptual knowledge of theories, practices and
procedures within the Institutional Safety function
- Commensurate mental and physical skills necessary to walk/stand
for long periods of time, respond to emergencies, and maintain
order among individuals and groups are necessary.
- 30 college credit hours from accredited college or university
OR 2 years federal active duty military service with an honorable
discharge OR 2 years’ experience as full-time POST certified peace
Open until filed
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter,
resume, and list of three references with contact information) into
one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume
attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size
limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &,
For questions about how applicants apply, please call (314)
516-5805, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please
The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers benefit-eligible
employees a wide variety of benefits including: health, dental and
vision coverage effective on the first day of employment,
retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance for employees and
their dependents and employee and dependent life insurance. For
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Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and
applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated
ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis
of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status
protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not
be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of
religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military
organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of
Homeland Security of the United States of America.
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