Please pick up a Background Packet when you drop off application, or see below and you can download one! These will need to be filled out and returned the day of the test.
For the Physical, please wear proper attire for running and check out the Physical Applicant Guide below.
Minimum criteria for applicants to PARTICIPATE in departmental testing:
1. Minimum of 20 years of age.
2. Possession of current Missouri P.O.S.T. certification.
3. No previous felony convictions or misdemeanors involving domestic violence or moral turpitude.
4. Possess a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
PREFER two (2) years law enforcement experience and/or an Associate degree in Law Enforcement, Police Science or closely related field.
Successful completion on test scores and a preliminary background investigation, some applicants will be placed on an “eligibility” list for one year for hiring purposes based on testing; all others will receive letters on when to test again in the future. The expected duration of the initial selection process will vary from 6 to 18 weeks.
To participate in testing, applications must be received in the Human Resources Office, City of Joplin, 602 S. Main Street, Joplin, MO 64801 before test or take to the test site day of test. Applications may be obtained at the Human Resources Office or on the web www.joplinmo.org. Applications are taken all year long and applicants will be notified when a test is schedule IF they have an application in.
Starting annual salary for Police Officer II -$32,907 as earned with excellent benefits for those with P.O.S.T certification and experience including a contributory retirement plan.