UMKC Police Department
The UMKC Police Department is accepting applications for a Police
Duties include but are not limited to:
- 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 / personal safety precautions.
- Takes and writes incident / 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 warrants.
- May serve in the capacity of field training officer.
- High school diploma or equivalent
- 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
- A valid Missouri operator’s license
- Missouri POST certification may be required prior to
employment, but it is required once job is started
Full Time/Part Time
- A safe driving record is required while a driving record
without violations/summonses/arrests is preferred.
- 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.
- Strong, verbal communication skills are necessary.
- Advanced level of education and stable job history
- Missouri POST certification prior to employment is
$22.50 per hour.
Police Officers may be assigned to any of the three shifts (day,
evening, or night).
Open until filled
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
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB.
Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855)
Compensation is bigger than just the salary you earn. It includes
how much the university subsidizes your insurance, what kinds of
retirement plans are available to you, the number of paid leave
days you can earn, and more. Use this calculator to help compare
your current compensation with what UM can offer. https://www.umsystem.edu/forms/compensation_calculator
Also, explore the Total Rewards website to learn more about the
rewards package we offer to acknowledge our employees as the
university's most important resource. https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards
Equal Employment Opportunity
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. For more
information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If
you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or
functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative
Action at (816) 235-1323.
EEO IS THE LAW
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UMKC Statement on Diversity
UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving
research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and
learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including
race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual
orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style,
religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences,
educational level and family structure. For more information on our
diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in
the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over
85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives.
With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of
opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating
their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area
where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens
here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to
join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section
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employee can be found on our careers page.