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The City of Cottleville, Missouri is accepting applications to establish an eligibility list for a Missouri Class A POST Certified Police Officer position(s). Applicants must have a Class A POST license or applicant who is currently enrolled in a police academy with successful graduation before date of hire. Applicant must have a minimum of 60 hours credit from an accredited college or university or three (3) years experience as a police officer, be a minimum of 21 years of age, possess valid Missouri drivers license without a history of suspensions/revocations. A successful applicant will be of good character and high ethical standards, able to pass rigorous background investigation, great judgment, strong writing skills and ability to work a rotating twelve hour (12) schedule including nights, weekends and holidays and be able to work with a diverse public.  Cottleville Police Officers receive a competitive starting salary of $21.57/hr. ($44,865 to $47,108 depending on assignment) and receive an excellent benefits package (including health, dental, vision, life, LAGERs Pension) The City of Cottleville is an Equal Opportunity Employer in search of individuals that want to be a part of a progressive and professional organization.  


The City of Cottleville is actively seeking part-time police officers. The ideal part-time applicant is one that is NOT interested in obtaining full-time position, but rather works full-time in the civilian sector and is interested in maintaining his/her Class A POST Certification and willing to work a shift or two per month as needed or assist with special events. Part-time officers are paid $15.00/hr. with no benefits. Uniforms and equipment provided.  College/experience requirement does not apply to part-time positions.


Please Complete the CPD Personal History Questionnaire (including all required documents) and submit the completed packet in person at the Police Department during normal business hours 9AM-5PM. 

Please make the completed application packet to the attention of Chief Brett Mitchell.

Hiring Process

1.  Submission of Personal History Questionnaire

2.  Credential Review

3.  Physical Fitness Assessment

4.  Written Examination

3.  Peer Board Interview (an interview from peer officers)

4.  Polygraph Examination

5.  Background Investigation

6.  Medical Examination

7.  Psychological Examination

8.  Command Review Board

9.  Chief's Interview

10.  City Administrator Approval