Police Department

Posted on: March 30, 2018

Job Opening

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Police Officer (Full Time/Rotating 12 hour shifts), 


Reserve Officer (minimum 20 hours/month and

support occasional special events)

The City of St. John is a progressive, urban community of approximately 6,500 residents located several minutes south of Lambert International Airport in St. Louis County with a great mix of both residential and commercial areas. The police department has 34 employees, of which 23 are full-time officers, 10 are reserve officers and one (1) is a police clerk/administrative assistant.

We are currently seeking qualified, professional, and motivated applicants to fill several full time police officer positions and six (6) reserve officer positions.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Missouri P.O.S.T. Certified, attending an accredited police academy

  or anticipating police academy enrollment with an expected graduation date on or

  before December 31, 2018. (Well qualified applicants may receive police academy

- Must be at least 21 years of age on day of appointment
- Graduated from high school or possess a high school equivalency diploma
- Hold a valid Missouri Driver’s License with a good driving history on record
- NO felony convictions
- Must pass a rigid background check
- Impeccable character, trustworthy, honest, loyal, hard working, courageous, and

  forward thinking

The City of St. John is committed to supporting further education for its Police Officers.  Both fulltime and reserve police officers with the St. John Police Department are encouraged to utilize the City’s pre-paid training resources to gain as much experience and continuing education as possible.  The department also offers pay incentives as well as tuition reimbursement for those individuals wishing to pursue a Bachelors Degree. Police Officers will be required to complete a Field Training Program and basic probationary period after hiring.  Officer’s starting (probationary period) base pay begins at $45,920 and at the completion of the one year probationary period an automatic 2.5% pay increase is received for a total annual pay of $47,068. A new officer’s pay may also be increased depending on qualifications, education, and years of experience. The City provides a competitive, comprehensive benefit package which includes a partial matching deferred compensation 457(b) plan, as well as family medical, vision, and dental insurance coverage.  For more information and a copy of our application, please visit our City’s website online or respond in person to City Hall at 8944 St. Charles Rock Road, St. John, MO 63114.

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.  For any questions please contact Lieutenant Robert Connell at 314-427-8700 ext: 110 or by email at rconnell@cityofstjohn.org.

The City of St. John is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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