Police Careers

  1. Why SPD?
  2. Qualify & Apply
  3. Our Academy
  4. Testing & Selection
  5. Travel & Relocation Assistance
  6. Pay & Benefits

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Top Notch Benefits

Officers enjoy 100% paid Health insurance, generous leave time, wellness programs, tuition reimbursement & more. Our 100% paid retirement program is the most robust option through MO LAGERS. Check out all of our benefits here.

Community Support

SPD has a strong relationship with the community, built on a foundation of transparency and mutual respect. We are committed to providing quality service to our community through personal integrity, fairness, open communication and a helpful attitude.

Paid Academy & Ongoing Training

SPD values and prioritizes training and offers one of the best programs in the state. This includes the Academy for new Officers and on-going training for career development and growth across the department.

SPD is unique in that we run our own police academy; Recruits are hired by the City and are paid and receive benefits during the 6-month academy.  Upon graduation you will receive an immediate pay raise. New Police Officers also have 13 weeks of field training with experienced Field Training Officers. Click "Our Academy" to learn more.

Diverse Assignments

We offer a diverse array of special assignment and promotional opportunities including Investigations, Crime Analysis, Community Policing, University assignments, Training and more.