Capitol Police Officer

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Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 30 %; Oral Examination, 70 %
Annual Salary Range:
$33,276.00 – $46,992.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,386.50 – $1,958.00
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This is entry-level specialized law enforcement and/or physical security work with the power of arrest within the Missouri Capitol Police.

Job Duties

Provides security for the Governor, his/her family, and guests during public or private events.

Serves as liaison between the Governor and Missouri State Highway Patrol executive security staff to ensure a coordinated response to threats and enhance general working relationships.

Maintains communications systems, such as two-way radio and cellular phones, to coordinate the Governor's activities and related security needs.

Provides general protection of property and persons within the Missouri Capitol Police jurisdiction.

Prepares clear and concise reports of violations of state laws and security regulations.

Patrols the buildings and grounds; observes activities of employees and the general public; detains and makes arrests for violations of state laws.

Investigates complaints of violations of state laws and security regulations.

Answers questions from the public; directs persons to appropriate offices and facilities.

Operates and monitors computerized intrusion and fire alarm systems within the Missouri Capitol Police jurisdiction and Governor's Mansion.

Responds to fire and intrusion alarms in the Capitol Complex buildings.

Enforces parking regulations, including authorizing the towing of illegally parked vehicles.

Assists building occupants during fire evacuation procedures.

Alerts building occupants during hazardous weather conditions.

Issues citations to violators; testifies in court cases regarding violations.

Conducts follow-up investigations on initial criminal reports.

Gathers detailed intelligence information regarding security threats to persons and property.

Participates in periodic retraining sessions requiring the physical ability to recertify in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), first aid, firearms, non-lethal weapons, handcuffing, and arrest procedures.

Exercises initiative and judgment; receives general administrative direction.

Provides first aid in cases of injury or illness.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency; and, eligible to be commissioned as a peace officer (must be at least 21 years of age to be commissioned).


Completion of a training program administered by a certified Missouri law enforcement training academy; and, eligible to be commissioned as a peace officer (must be at least 21 years of age to be commissioned).

Special Requirements

1. Ability to pass a background investigation and drug screening administered by the Missouri Capitol Police prior to appointment.

2. Ability to pass a medical and visual examination with eyesight corrected to 20/40, plus a psychological evaluation as prescribed by the Missouri Department of Public Safety after a conditional offer of appointment has been made.

3. Possession of a valid Missouri vehicle operator's license.

4. Ability to obtain and maintain Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of Missouri Capitol Police policies and directives upon completion of the prescribed training for this classification.

Introductory knowledge of law enforcement techniques and methods of dealing with individuals and groups with diverse cultural heritage.

Introductory knowledge of Missouri statutes relating to criminal law and arrest procedures as they apply to law enforcement and security operations in a state-operated facility.

Introductory knowledge of the rules, regulations, and policies established for the purpose of ensuring adequate security for buildings and grounds.

Introductory knowledge of security measures including planning, implementation, and control.

Ability to communicate effectively and interact with the general public.

Ability to comprehend and follow instructions.

Ability to quickly assess information and events and make decisions in emergency situations.

Ability to learn the operation of two-way radio and telecommunication systems.

Ability to proficiently operate a motor vehicle.

Ability to administer first aid upon completion of the prescribed training for this classification.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, government officials, and the general public.

Ability to become proficient in physical arrest tactics and firearms usage upon completion of the prescribed training for this classification.

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