POSTED: 01/07/22


Maintain law and order and serve legal process of the courts by performing duties, including but not limited to; processing citizen complaints, documenting and writing reports on law violations, transporting prisoners, service of civil process, and overall general law enforcement in the County.


Full-time, non-exempt, benefited

Working hours: 

10-hour shifts from 6am to 4pm, or 2pm to 12am, or 9pm to 7am. Shifts include working some weekends and holidays. Must be able to work any shift at the department's discretion.


Columbia, Missouri


High school diploma or equivalent.
Must be 21 years of age or older.
Possess a valid operator's license at time of application and a valid Missouri operator's license at time of appointment.
Type a minimum of 35 wpm.
Visual acuity of at least 20/200 correctable to 20/20 in both eyes.
Pass a medical examination, psychological assessment, and a pre-employment drug screen prior to appointment.
Must possess a valid class A or B Missouri Peace Officer License or current enrollment in a police academy.
Applicants must be able to meet the strenuous physical demands of law enforcement activities which include, at a minimum, ability to engage in foot pursuits, to make forcible arrest, and to operate law enforcement equipment, including firearms.
Must reside in Boone County (by the end of field training).
No felony convictions.
Have not pled guilty to or have any other criminal convictions in the past 2 years, excluding traffic violations.
No employee, while on duty, shall have visible body, facial or tongue piercing jewelry except for traditional ear piercings.
Uniformed personnel whose tattoos will be visible while in uniform must submit the tattoo for approval. If display of the tattoo while in uniform is denied the tattoo must be covered.
Applicant must meet minimum qualifications set forth by the FBI and MSHP CJIS Security policy.

Starting Hourly Pay Rate: 

$24.09/hour. Additional $1.00 per hour shift differential.

Additional Forms Required: 

Applicant must submit a signed Authorization to Release Information, pass an on-line typing test (net 35 wpm), and submit a Military Release (Sheriff's Office).

Deadline for Application: 

Applications will be accepted until the posting is removed.

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Benefit-eligible employees receive paid vacation, 14 paid holidays, enrollment in the County Employees Retirement Fund, and two matching deferred compensation plans. Other benefits include 100% County paid or low-cost employee health insurance premium options, 100% County paid employee dental premiums, subsidized dependent premiums, and County paid long-term disability and life insurance.

An Equal Opportunity Employer