Police Officer

University of Central Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
May 3, 2023

Job Details

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title
Police Officer

Working Title
Police Officer

600210-Police/Support Services

Pay Rate



Position Number


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Special Instructions:

This is a full-time benefits-eligible position. Benefits include competitive salary; health, dental, vision, life insurance, AD & D, long-term disability; 3 weeks paid vacation per year; 3 weeks of accrued sick leave per year; 13 paid holidays; retirement; and generous education assistance for an employee, spouse and dependent children taking classes at UCM .

Completed UCM online application for employment required.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A review will begin immediately and continue until filled.

NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status, and people with disabilities.

Working hours:

Varies as the department is a 24/7/365.

Bargaining Unit

Work Location
Warrensburg Campus

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

Protects students, faculty, staff, visitors and University of Central Missouri property. Officers enforce state statutes, city ordinances, University rules and regulations, and policies of University of Central Missouri. Helps to ensure that University of Central Missouri maintains an atmosphere that is supportive of the educational process.

Education & Formal Training
Bachelor's degree (Specify field(s) of study below)

Other Education & Formal Training

-Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field preferred.
-College credit is preferred.

Computer Skills


Missouri Police Officer Licensed or currently enrolled in the police academy preferred.

Other Experience

Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position:
Police background check, Criminal History check, Fingerprinting, Driver's license, Missouri license required

Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements

Must obtain and maintain Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training ( POST ) license as mandated by state law.
Must attend and successfully pass the basic Police Academy as prescribed by Missouri Department of Public Safety for state police officers.
Minimum 21 years of age at time of appointment.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Physical abilities: mobility/strength/dexterity/balance/coordination/endurance, Sensory abilities: special vision and/or hearing requirements (specify), Maintain confidentiality

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with University students, employees, and volunteers, as well as, other law enforcement and public safety agencies.
Ability to apply complex laws and court decision to situations and people in conflict.
Ability to deal courteously and authoritatively with the public.
Ability to hear and discern radio traffic.
Must pass and maintain qualification courses with issue pistol and shotgun.
Must be physically able to perform defensive tactic skills after being trained (i.e., unilateral vascular neck restraint, handgun retention, handcuffing techniques, and defensive tactics).
Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws.
Knowledge of University regulations preferred.
Knowledge of effective law enforcement practices, methods, procedures, and standards.
Knowledge of safety standards and precautions pertaining to the use and operation of police equipment and law enforcement.
Knowledge of UCM physical grounds and facilities, including building plans, mechanical access, roof access, and safety routes preferred.

Specify sensory abilities:

Physical & Environmental Factors:
Excessive standing and/or walking, Exposure to extreme temperatures, Exposure to heights, Exposure to loud noises, Lifting (weight) - 50 lbs.

Other Physical & Environmental Factors

-Long periods of time in patrol car.
-Potential life-threatening situations.

Lifting weight

Special Working Conditions:
Uniform required, Irregular work hours, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions

Other Special Working Conditions

Inclement weather conditions.
Potentially life threatening situations.
Work in cramped patrol car.

Ability to Keyboard

Special Qualifications:

Other Special Qualifications

Interview process includes entrance exam and oral review board.
Post-offer physical exam required.
Post offer psychological exam required.
Post offer Computer Voice Stress Analyzer exam (lie detector).
No prior criminal convictions.
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship to acquire or maintain U.S. work authorization?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * International students on an F1or J1 Visa are not eligible for this position due to Visa regulations. Are you a UCM student on an F1 or J1 Visa?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents


University of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri is an innovative school that offers a high-quality education while remaining one of the most affordable universities in the country.

The University of Central Missouri believes its responsibility is to enrich each student’s perspective through a cumulative experience that starts with academic rigor and integrates applied learning and servant-leadership opportunities. Our model of continuous learning allows each student to find and fulfill his or her own sense of purpose. By engaging students with multiple sources of learning and creating a dynamic environment that encourages individuals to find their passions and reach beyond themselves, UCM prepares students by giving them knowledge and experiences that broaden and deepen their education so they may flourish in a world of accelerated change.

The University of Central Missouri has two campus locations, a site office at Whiteman Air Force Base and an online presence. Both UCM campuses are centrally located in Missouri, which means you're close to just about everything.

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