Police Officer

City Of Wentzville   Wentzville, MO   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on September 14, 2023
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Police Officer




The City of Wentzville is seeking candidates interested in joining our Law Enforcement team. Wentzville is one of the fastest-growing communities in the state. Come grow with us!

A Police Officer’s typical duties include patrolling the City of Wentzville and performing a variety of tasks, including investigating crimes, responding to citizen complaints and requests for assistance, and enforcing laws. This position is tasked with the deterrence and prevention of crime through patrolling assigned areas, responding to notices of disturbances, mediating disputes, conducting searches, observing suspicious activities, and detaining suspects.  A police officer educates the public on crime prevention and protective tactics through the explanation and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws. Under general direction, is responsible for a specialized work of considerable difficulty requiring a high degree of independent judgment and expertise.

The City of Wentzville is committed to being an employer of choice, offering prosperous and meaningful career opportunities and flexibility. The City offers excellent benefits, including health, vision, dental, employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability, a retirement pension, 13 paid holidays, 2 floating holidays, vacation time, sick time, tuition reimbursement, an employee assistance program, a discounted recreation center membership and much more.

This job posting will remain open until filled.



Job Qualifications – Education, experience, and training that are required or desirable in order to effectively perform the job at the time of hire. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements and/or substitutions may be requested and require the approval of HR.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or a related field desired. 
  • Two years of related experience are desired. 
  • Must pass a comprehensive background investigation.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Police Academy graduate or Missouri Peace Officer Certification (POST) required. Must maintain continuing education hours annually as required by the Missouri POST Commission.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills, and abilities commonly associated with this position.

  • Knowledge of law enforcement and policing.
  • Knowledge of state laws and ordinances for the city.
  • Knowledge of how and when to use “deadly force.” 
  • Ability to use good judgment and think quickly in difficult or stressful situations.
  • Ability to identify potential liabilities and minimize negative exposure.
  • Ability to provide exceptional service to internal and external customers. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with supervisors, co-workers, and customers by telephone, in writing, and in person.
  • Advanced problem-solving skills and the ability to resolve challenging issues by interpreting policy and intent.
  • Ability to oversee defined projects, programs, and processes. 
  • Ability to apply advanced thinking to complete work, and to work independently with little supervision. 
  • Ability to use good judgment and think rationally in difficult or stressful situations.
  • Ability to develop goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work, as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in the use of basic business software (word processing, spreadsheets, email, presentations) and basic office equipment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential job duty. Job requires being reliable, responsible and dependable.

Apply online at www.wentzvillemo.gov/careers. The City of Wentzville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.

City Of Wentzville

1001 Schroeder Creek Blvd.
Wentzville , MO