Age Requirement: Must be at least 21 years of age, or applicant must reach his or her 21st birthday by the time of completion of Police Academy training.
Residency: Must be a citizen of the United States. It is required that you live 1 hour or less driving time from the Police Department.
Arrest Record: Must be free from a conviction of a felony or a class "A" misdemeanor.
Drivers License: Must possess a valid Missouri Operators License by date of appointment and have fewer than 5 points charged against his or her driving record at time of application.
Military: Must have an "Honorable" discharge or a discharge "Under Honorable Conditions" if applicant has served in the military.
Education: A high school diploma or GED.
Computer / Verbal Skills: Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and understand basic computer skills. Should possess the ability to speak clearly and concisely, maintaining a calm, confident and effective rapport with the public and department personnel. The person should possess sound judgment and the ability to make proper decisions as required especially under the stress of emergency situations.
Work Conditions: A Communications Officer position involves regular and irregular shift rotations necessary to provide police communications service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks per year (weekend and holidays included). Work shifts are normally 8 hours in length, but may be extended in the event of an emergency, disaster, manpower shortage, workload or work in progress.