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 (pop. 86,000) — ranked as one of America's "Best Places to Live" by Money magazine and one of America's "Safest Cities" by CQ Press.

Department Facts

  • Annual $12.2 mil budget
  • Patrol officers work 12-hour shifts, hours vary for other assignments
  • Salary range: $51,750 to $73,008


  • Accumulated sick leave (up to 480 hours); including sick leave buyback for hours accumulated over 480
  • Annual uniform and maintenance allowance ($250, additional allowance for plain clothes assignments)
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Educational assistance (up to $2,000 per year)
  • Equipment (handgun, leather, etc.) provided
  • Professionally-tailored uniforms provided
  • 80 hours of vacation per year, increasing at five and 10 years
  • Twelve holidays per year
  • Paid funeral leave


  • At least 21 years of age by hire date
  • Completed 30 hours of college course work (60 hours preferred) from an accredited institution
  • Meet background investigation standards
  • Meet criminal history standards
  • Possess a Class "A" Missouri P.O.S.T. certification
  • Successfully complete all phases of the selection process
  • U.S. citizen
  • Valid Missouri driver's license and excellent driving record

Retirement Package

The City of O'Fallon participates in the Missouri LAGERS L-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.

Go to Current Job Openings

Eligible candidates must:

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