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Capitol Police Sergeant

  • Capitol Police Sergeant
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$35,308.00 – $56,092.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,471.00 – $2,338.00
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This is senior-level specialized and supervisory law enforcement and/or physical security work with the power of arrest within the Missouri Capitol Police.

Job Duties

Functions as the designated officer-in-charge on an assigned shift; provides security for the Governor, his/her family, and guests during public and private events.

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

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 first-line supervision of shift personnel.

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.

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 management with administrative duties such as classroom instruction in first aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), self-defense, and use of firearms.

Assists building occupants during fire evacuation procedures.

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

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.

Assists other law enforcement agencies with criminal investigations and the apprehension of wanted individuals.

Serves in the capacity of Field Training Officer (FTO).

Exercises a high degree of initiative and independent 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.)

One or more years of experience as a Capitol Police Corporal with the Missouri Capitol Police.


Three or more years of experience as a certified peace officer in a federal, state, county, or city law enforcement agency with the power of arrest; and, commissioned as a peace officer by the Missouri Department of Public Safety (must be at least 21 years of age to be commissioned).

Special Requirements

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

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.

Possession of a valid Missouri vehicle operator's license.

Ability to 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?

Comprehensive knowledge of Missouri Capitol Police policies and directives.

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

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

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

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

Intermediate knowledge of computerized security systems.

Intermediate knowledge of the administrative principles of police personnel supervision.

Ability to communicate effectively and interact with the general public.

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

Ability to operate a two-way radio and telecommunication systems.

Ability to proficiently operate a motor vehicle.

Ability to administer first aid.

Ability to train and supervise staff.

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

Ability to proficiently use physical arrest tactics and firearms.

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