CAPE GIRARDEAU POLICE DEPARTMENT
2530 MARIA LOUISE LANE
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI 63701
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Updated: January 25, 2021
Job Classification: Police Officer
Cape Girardeau Police Department is seeking to establish an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer! All candidates must take the FrontLine National exam through National Testing Network to be considered further in the hiring process.
Department Application can be found here.
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Salary Information: $18.45 per hour or $38,376 annually
Benefit Information: Benefit package includes health, dental, and life insurance provided, retirement pension plan provided, assigned vehicle, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, and more.
Contact Information: Tonya GreenAdministrative Assistant(573) 335-6621 Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Overview: The Cape Girardeau Police Department has over 80 sworn full-time police officers and is the largest municipal police department between St. Louis and Memphis. Officers receive on-the-job training with opportunities for promotions and specialty positions, such as detective, school resource officer, traffic officer, or K-9 handler.
Area Information: Cape Girardeau, Missouri is the ideal place to live, work and play. Residents enjoy short commute times, an array of education, entertainment, and cultural options, set upon a beautiful backdrop all with a reasonable cost of living and a welcoming small town feel. Cape Girardeau is the right-size alternative to big city living. As the regional destination for healthcare, education, entertainment, shopping and employment, Cape Girardeau’s population swells to 100,000 daily. Two state-of-the-art hospitals sit within city limits. Together, the hospitals serve more than one million people from five states. Southeast Missouri State University welcomes more than 10,000 students from the region and across the world every day. Multiple private and parochial schools and more than 50 churches call Cape Girardeau home. Entertainment options include the area’s largest shopping mall and a GolfWeek Top 100 course, Dalhousie. Cape Girardeau has a thriving arts and performance community offering something for every taste. Local artists host a monthly art walk inviting connoisseurs and tourists alike to view their latest work. Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus offers concerts, performing arts and other events. From state fairs to ballet, Cape Girardeau is the place for quality entertainment.
Weekly events and learning opportunities at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center keep nature enthusiasts engaged year-round. The City of Cape Girardeau also maintains 23 individual parks that offer biking, fishing, sports and other activities. Cape Girardeau is also just 10 miles south of Trail of Tears State Park.
Age: Must be at least 21 years of age
US Citizen: Must be a U.S. citizen
High School Grad/GED: Must possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent
Valid MISSOURI State Driver's License: Must possess a valid driver’s license
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Applicants must pass a medical exam, which includes a vision test.
College: Not required
Academy Certification: Will need to obtain Missouri POST certification prior to start date
Prior Experience: Not required
Necessary Certifications: Will need to obtain Missouri POST certification prior to start date. Candidates can still apply and participate in the hiring process before their POST certification has been obtained.
Additional Requirements: Applicants must be a resident of the state of Missouri or an adjoining state prior to their start date.
Hiring Process: In addition to the written test, applicants must pass a physical test, oral interview, psychological evaluation, medical examination, pre-employment drug screen and a polygraph examination.
Disqualifiers: Applicants may not have a conviction for a felony or any crime involving domestic violence.
Applicants with disabilities: Applicants with disabilities may arrange reasonable accommodations by contacting the Human Resources Office at (573) 339-6390.