Policing is among the most rewarding careers you can pursue. Police officers are pillars of the community, role models, life-savers and relentless in the pursuit of justice. The Metropolitan Police Department has a storied history, we highly train our officers and Policelink.com recently named St. Louis the 20th best city in the country for police officers! Use the links below to learn more about the application process, to print application forms and to learn about the Police Academy.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or a certificate of equivalency.
Minimum vision of 20/200 correctable to 20/20 with normal color vision.
Citizen of the United States.
The Charter of the City of St. Louis requires persons employed on a full-time basis by the City to reside in the City. Persons may apply for employment with the City regardless of their residency. Persons who do not reside in the City of St. Louis at the time of application must take up residence in the City within 120 days of completion of their initial working test (probationary) period.
No felony convictions or unfavorable police record.