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Police Officer/Public Safety Officer   

Des Peres Department of Public Safety providing Police, Fire and EMS services to a community of 9,000.  Starting salary is $56,117 to $61,692 depending on qualifications and experience including excellent fringe benefit package.  Successful applicant may be    cross-trained as a Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and will be primarily assigned to patrol operations or the West County Center Detail (until fully trained).


Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and meet all statutory requirements for certification as a police officer in St. Louis County.  Prior experience as police officer not required but preferred.  EMT license and firefighter experience preferred but not mandatory at time of application. 

Selection process to include pre-applicant screening, preliminary interview, written examination, oral interview, psychological exam, interview with Director of Public Safety, and pre-employment physical including full drug screen. If you have any questions relative to this advertisement or position please contact Lt. Vicki Severs at 314-835-6200. 


Applications are available on the City of Des Peres website Online Application, or apply in person at the Des Peres Department of Public Safety, 1000 N. Ballas Road 63131.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 P.M. on Friday, August 2nd, 2019.   






City of Des Peres




epartment of Public Safety

The Des Peres Department of Public Safety has an immediate opening for part-time emergency dispatchers. Job duties include emergency telephone and radio dispatch of all emergency police, fire and ems calls for the Department of Public Safety.  In addition, dispatchers monitor prisoners, handle routine telephone calls for the department and assist in various clerical duties.



                   The position requires working a rotating shift schedule, which includes holidays and weekends.

    Minimum qualifications:  High school diploma or GED.  Ability to read, write and operate basic office equipment including    computers, copier, fax and two-way radio.  Must be able to handle a stressful environment in handling emergency calls and remain calm.  The department currently utilizes Omnigo software for Computer Aided Dispatching and Records Management.  Prior experience including REJIS certification desired.

 Starting salary $18.00 to $20.00 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.

 The City of Des Peres employment applications  is available at the city website, Click the link  Online Application  or apply in person at the Des Peres Department of Public Safety, 1000 N. Ballas Road, Des Peres, Missouri 63131. 

**Position is open until filled.


 An Equal Opportunity Employer

1000 N. Ballas Rd. * Des Peres, Missouri  63131 * Phone (314) 835-6200 * Fax (314) 835-6205