I do not live in MIssouri, can I still apply to become a Police Officer?
Out of state applicants are welcome to apply. Applicants who travel to Missouri to participate in the various processes are encouraged to become familiar with the City’s hiring process and requirements prior to applying.

Lateral candidates must possess a Missouri POST Class A license (if a candidate does not possess a Missouri POST Class A license, but does possess a law enforcement certification through another state, he or she may participate in the testing process while seeking reciprocity through Missouri POST.)

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1. I want to become a Springfield Police Officer. What are the minimum qualifications for the position?
2. I missed the application deadline for the last testing process for Police Officer. When will you accept applications for this positions again?
3. I have experience as a Police Officer. Do I need to participate in the Springfield Police Department's Police Academy?
4. When do you hire Police Officers?
5. How many Police Officers will be hired?
6. I do not live in MIssouri, can I still apply to become a Police Officer?
7. What is the process for hiring Springfield Police Officers?
8. I do not have Police Officer experience. Do I still qualify?
9. Does the City of Springfield provide the necessary training to become a Police Officer?
10. Do I have to pass a physical if I am offered a position?
11. I do not have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. Can I still become a Springfield Police Officer?
12. I have a criminal background. Can I still become a Springfield Police Officer?
13. I do not remember the dates of my traffic violations or other criminal convictions. Do I still need to include them?