Career Opportunities

The O'Fallon Police Department is a progressive organization consisting of 118 sworn officers and 37 full-time non-sworn personnel. The department serves O'Fallon, Missouri — a population of more than 88,000 and consistently ranked by numerous organizations as one of America's "Best Places to Live" and "Safest Cities."

Department Facts

  • Annual $14.6 million budget
  • Patrol officers work 12-hour shifts (this is not a 9-5 job); hours vary for other assignments
  • Salary range: $51,750 to $73,008

 Applicant Requirements

  • At least 21 years of age by hire date
  • Meet background investigation standards
  • Meet criminal history standards
  • High School Diploma or GED required; (30 college credit hours preferred)
  • Possess a Class "A" Missouri P.O.S.T. certification or be currently enrolled in a Missouri P.O.S.T.- approved Police Academy
  • Successfully complete all phases of the selection process
  • Testing: PT consists of 12 sit-ups, 9 full push-ups and running 1.5 miles in 18:30 or less; followed by a written test
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Valid Missouri driver's license and excellent driving record

Eligible Candidate Requirements

  • Pass a written examination
  • Pass a written examination
  • Pass a pre-employment physical agility test
  • Pass a psychological test
  • Pass a polygraph examination
  • Successfully complete field training program
  • Successfully complete 1-year probationary period

Benefits

  • 80 hours of vacation per year, increasing at five and 15 years
  • Annual uniform and maintenance allowance
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Educational assistance (up to $2,500 per year)
  • Equipment (handgun, leather, etc.) provided
  • Professionally-tailored uniforms provided
  • Accumulated sick leave (up to 480 hours)
  • Twelve holidays per year
  • Paid funeral leave
  • Military leave

Retirement Package

The City of O'Fallon participates in the Missouri LAGERS LT-8(65) program. Medical insurance through the City is also available for retirees. Benefits from the plan are in addition to your benefits from Social Security and supplemental deferred compensation plans.


How to apply

If the O'Fallon Police Department currently has openings, you may view detailed information and apply online using the City of O'Fallon's Human Resources portal.

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