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Capitol Police Officer – Department of Public Safety, Missouri Capitol PoliceJob Location: This position will be located in Jefferson City, Missouri.

HighlightsSince 1983, Missouri Capitol Police has been the primary full-service law enforcement agency for the 72-acre state office building campus known as the Capitol Complex and state office buildings located in Cole County. Capitol Police provide service to over 15,000 state employees and numerous visitors throughout the year.

Our mission is to serve the seat of government by creating a protected environment in a manner that respects the rights of all persons. Perform general police duties, processes and operations for the safety of the people and security of the buildings through the enforcement of state laws. We serve a community that includes state legislators, elected officials, and state employees to ensure safe conditions exist for officials to fulfill their oath of office to all Missourians.

The Department of Public Safety is seeking a Capitol Police Officer who believes in providing quality service with honesty, high degree of integrity, strong work ethic and accountability to aid in achieving our mission. Our community policing philosophy is unique to the community we serve on a daily basis.

A great benefits package with paid time off, medical/vision/dental insurance, life insurance, and a retirement plan is included.

Job Description

  • Provide protection persons and property within the Missouri Capitol Police jurisdiction.
  • Patrol, detain, investigate complaints, and make arrests for violations of state laws. Issues citations and testifies in court cases.
  • Prepare reports of state law and security regulation violations.
  • Operate and monitor intrusion and fire alarm systems and respond as needed.
  • Enforce parking regulations.
  • Assist during fire evacuations and hazardous weather conditions.
  • Assist during special events and assignments as required.
  • Responds to radio dispatched calls for service according to the Standard Operating Policies (SOPs).
  • Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations of crimes, interviews witnesses, collects and preserves evidence.
  • Performs prolonged walking or standing while patrolling on foot. Operates police department vehicles and equipment to include mobile computer terminals.
  • Participates in in-service training.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Knowledge of law enforcement policies, techniques, and Missouri statutes relating to criminal law and arrest procedures;
  • Knowledge of security measures including planning, implementation, and control.
  • Knowledge of report writing methods and able to write police reports effectively and efficiently;
  • Knowledge of community policing philosophy;
  • Perform effectively as a member of a team carrying out the Capitol Police mission and community policing philosophy;
  • Communicate verbally and in writing as well as work effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and citizens;
  • Deal courteously in a professional manner with the community we serve;
  • Present an overall professional image;
  • Ability to use appropriate judgment to react quickly and calmly under stress and when making daily decisions;
  • Maintain peace and order during potentially violent or disruptive situations;
  • Ability to become proficient in physical arrest tactics and firearm usage;
  • Ability to utilize computer systems as required by job responsibilities;
  • Follow oral and written instructions including interpreting and enforcing laws;
  • Ability to embrace differences among employees and community we serve;
  • Ability to administer first aid.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess a Missouri Class A or B Peace Officer License through the Missouri Department of Public Safety.
  • Ability to maintain a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification.
  • Must possess a valid Missouri vehicle operator's license.
  • Ability to pass an in-depth background investigation administered by the Missouri Capitol Police prior to appointment.
  • Ability to pass a medical and visual examination with eyesight corrected to 20/40, pre-employment drug screen, and a psychological evaluation as prescribed by the Missouri Department of Public Safety after a conditional offer of appointment has been made.
  • Physical ability to sit and stand for long periods of time and able to lift, carry, push, pull or drag up to 180 pounds occasionally;
  • No objectionable tattoos and no tattoos visible while on duty (i.e. can be covered with a long sleeve shirt), or when representing the Missouri Capitol Police in an official capacity unless approved by the Chief of Police.
  • Prior police experience preferred and include primary duties of responding to calls for service, conducting preliminary and/or follow-up investigations of crimes, and apprehending, detaining, and arresting suspects.

Position is subject to working a variety of shifts including weekends and holidays due to 24/7 departmental operations.

If You Have Questions About This Position Please ContactDPS.Hires@dps.mo.gov

The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

  • Seniority level

    Entry level
  • Employment type

    Full-time
  • Job function

    Other, Information Technology, and Management
  • Industries

    Government Administration

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