Police Department Employment

Please Complete the CPD Employment Application Packet (including all required documents) and submit the completed packet in person at the Police Dept. during normal business hours of 9 am - 5 pm.

Please direct the completed Application Packet to the attention of Chief of Police.

CPD Employment Application Packet

POST Certified Police Officer (FULL-TIME)

Applicants must have a Class A POST license or applicant must be currently enrolled in a police academy with successful graduation before date of hire.

Applicant must have a minimum of 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university or three (3) years experience as a police officer, be a minimum of 21 years of age, and 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 $22.36/hr and 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.

POST Certified Police Officer (PART-TIME)

The City of Cottleville is actively seeking part-time police officers.

The ideal part-time applicant is one that is NOT interested in obtaining a 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 are provided. College/experience requirement does not apply to part-time positions.

Hiring Process:
  1. Submission of Personal History Questionnaire
  2. Credential Review
  3. Physical Fitness Assessment
  4. Written Examination
  5. Peer Board Interview
  6. Polygraph Examination
  7. Background Investigation
  8. Medical Examination
  9. Psychological Examination
  10. Command Review Board
  11. Chief's Interview
  12. City Administrator Approval